nutrition

Eating junk food is shrinking your kid’s brain 

Eating junk food is shrinking your kid’s brain 

Alison’s son, Harry, started primary school this year. He was one of those kids who was ready for school and took to it with enthusiasm. There was no clinging to mum’s leg in the morning and his teacher reported he was fitting into his new routine beautifully.

Why is your child tired all of the time?

Why is your child tired all of the time?

It’s not uncommon for kids to be suffering from exhaustion. Do you have a child who constantly tells you they are tired? They go to bed at the right time, wake at the right time and yet, they are still exhausted. Unexplained fatigue can be caused by a range of factors. It’s important to leave no stone unturned to find out the cause of fatigue in kids because kids should be full of energy and able to do all of the busy things kids do!

Helping teenagers manage stress

Helping teenagers manage stress

You can be supporting your teen by helping them implement dietary and lifestyle approaches to ensure their journey is a little easier. Here are 10 tips for giving your teen the best shot at being balanced, productive and happy. 

The big idea that changed everything for kids mental health

The big idea that changed everything for kids mental health

It was a ground breaking journal article written by a team of researchers including Professor Felice Jacka from Deakin University in Victoria that made the front cover of the American Journal of Psychiatry in March 2010. It proposed that depression and anxiety was influenced by the quality of your diet.

How our children became addicted to junk food

How our children became addicted to junk food

What we feed our kids has a profound effect on how they grow and behave. Most of our kids eat a SAD diet, i.e. Standard Australian/American Diet. 21st century living means many people have moved far away from eating a high fibre, whole food diet that is made up mostly of meat, chicken, seafood, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds etc. Instead convenience foods that are processed, low in fibre, high in fat, sugar and salt and that come in a packet are taking over.