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The October Foodwatch Newsletter is out now!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 14 October 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: coeliac, FODMAP-friendly, Foodwatch Newsletter, gluten, gluten-free, Health Star Rating, healthy eating, Healthy Star Rating, HSR, Low FODMAP, newsletter, October, Subscribe

The October Foodwatch Newsletter is out now!

Have you heard of the new Health Star Rating (HSR) system? Yes, it's yet another in those on-pack labels meant to help us identify what's good for us and what's not. There have been several attempts over the years to produce systems of package labelling that will make it easier for consumers to see 'at a glance' whether or not a food is healthy. So far we have had the %DI thumbnails, traffic light mobile phone apps and now we are getting Health Star Ratings (HSR). So just what do HSRs mean? 

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 September 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: coeliac, Foodwatch Newsletter, gluten, gluten-free, healthy eating, newsletter, September, Subscribe

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

These days every second person you meet seems to be ordering a 'gluten-free' cookie with their latte or a slice of 'gluten-free' chocolate cake for dessert. Why? They are surely not all suffering from coeliac disease. In the September Foodwatch Newsletter we look at the rise of the 'gluten-free' food industry and tell you what gluten is, what it does and whether or not you need to avoid it.

Award-winning book offer - $10 off until 31st August 2014

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Bruce Chandler Book Prize, Food and Nutrition Companion, Save

Award-winning book offer - $10 off until 31st August 2014

Catherine Saxelby's Complete Food and Nutrition Companion: The Ultimate A - Z Guide, published by Hardie Grant, recently won the Bruce Chandler Prize for best food writing in an area related to nutrition and/or food technology and for the rest of August you can grab your copy at a bargain price using my $10 off coupon.

August Foodwatch Newsletter - the amazingly diverse world of yoghurt!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 12 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: August, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy eating, newsletter, Product review, Subscribe, Yoghurt

August Foodwatch Newsletter - the amazingly diverse world of yoghurt!

I'm guessing most of us have some yoghurt in the fridge. Whether it be full fat, low fat, no-fat, plain, fruit, sweetened, no-added sugar, pot set, cow's milk, goat's milk or soy we all seem to find a place for yoghurt in our diets. But how much do you know about yoghurt? Read the August edition of the Foodwatch newsletter to find out.

EatKit August 2014 - In search of healthier take-aways

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Sunday, 03 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: chips, eating out, EatKit, fast food, Foodwatch website, take-away, Twitter

EatKit August  2014 - In search of healthier take-aways

Do you find it hard to buy anything vaguely healthy when you're on the road? Lost in a sea of chips and nugget and the greasies? Hate the kids pestering for fast food? Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter was a great success on Wed 20 Aug and we had a great roll-up of dietitians, nutritionists, foodies, teachers, chefs and parents to talk about this important topic.

EatKit July 2014 - Bloating, IBS and FODMAPs

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: EatKit, food trends, Foodwatch website, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, Nuts, trends, Twitter

EatKit July 2014 - Bloating, IBS and FODMAPs

Do you suffer with tummy troubles or indigestion such as bloating, wind or pain? Plagued by diarrhoea and sometimes constipation?  Our regular EatKit chat on Twitter was held on Wed 16 July and we had a great meeting of friendly dietitians, nutritionists, foodies, teachers, chefs and people interested in IBS or bloating.

What's for breakfast? Find out in the July Foodwatch Newsletter.

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Breakfast, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy cooking, healthy eating, newsletter, Product review, Subscribe

What's for breakfast? Find out in the July Foodwatch Newsletter.

Starting the day with a good breakfast is important for us all. It gives us an edge. Unfortunately 25 percent of Aussie kids leave home without it and probably an even greater percentage of adults.

That's why I think we should all start the day with a nutritious, healthy breakfast but just what is that? Our July Newsletter looks at all things "breakfast".

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Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 04 July 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
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