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Catherine's Food and Nutrition Companion wins prestigious Bruce Chandler Prize

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. Posted in In the news
Tagged: Award, Bruce Chandler Book Prize, Food and Nutrition Companion

Catherine's Food and Nutrition Companion wins prestigious Bruce Chandler Prize

I'm thrilled to share with you that on 22 June 2014 the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) awarded my Food and Nutrition Companion the Bruce Chandler Book Prize for best food writing in an area related to nutrition and/or food technology.

7 reasons why gluten-free doesn’t mean healthy

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in In the news
Tagged: ancient grains, energy, fads, food labels, gluten, gluten-free, glycemic index, low GI, wellness

7 reasons why gluten-free doesn’t mean healthy

Gluten-free is the trendy food darling of the moment. I’ve never seen a wider choice of gluten-free pasta, bread, muffins, shortbread and muesli bars. Even gluten-free pizza and cookies. But if you don’t have to avoid gluten for medical reasons, I don’t believe these speciality foods will help you lose weight or digest your food better.

Milk Permeate - The Unfiltered Truth

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in In the news
Tagged: additives, balanced diet, dairy, food labels, FSANZ, healthy eating, milk, nutrition, permeate, technology

Milk Permeate - The Unfiltered Truth

Milk permeate is an issue which is running hot in the TV, Newspapers and Social Media at the moment. So what’s the whole truth and what’s the “filtered” truth and more importantly from my point of view, what’s the REAL issue here.

Permeate Postscript

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in In the news

Permeate Postscript

Back in July an article I posted called Milk Permeate – The Unfiltered Truth caused quite a stir. This article was a factual article explaining exactly what milk permeate is and why it is added (with the blessing of the Foods Standards Code) to the milk we buy in the supermarket. At the same time I also wrote an FAQ on the topic called What is permeate and how is it made?

Activated almonds, anyone? A balanced view

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in In the news
Tagged: #activatedalmonds, almonds, balanced diet, health fads, healthy eating, nutrition, nuts, super foods

Activated almonds, anyone? A balanced view

On Sunday night (4th November 2012) the Twittersphere went ballistic with hundreds of Tweeters critiquing and poking fun at celebrity chef Pete Evans’ daily diet which had appeared in Sunday Life, a supplement of The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald. The item that came in for most derision from the My Day on a Plate feature was activated almonds. In fact it was so popular it had its own hashtag #activatedalmonds. So what are activated almonds and do they have any health benefits over and above ordinary almonds?

Australians demand more when dining out

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 30 June 2011. Posted in In the news
Tagged: Chinese food, drink, eating out, fat, food trends, French, healthy cooking, healthy lifestyle, Indian food, Italian food, Japanese food, Mediterranean, Vietnamese food

Australians demand more when dining out

Over 70 per cent of Australians want to know more about what's in their meals when eating out, including nutrition and transparency of ingredients, according the a new survey entitled the "World Menu Report".

MyPlate replaces MyPyramid

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 14 June 2011. Posted in In the news

MyPlate replaces MyPyramid

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched its new healthy eating awareness tool - the MyPlate icon. This easy-to-understand icon replaces the more complex and less helpful MyPyramid. The MyPlate icon which allows American families to understand what they should be eating at a single glance is part of an awareness package that was developed to encourage healthy food choices based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Kilojoules and fast food – the “in-your-face” facts

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 27 January 2011. Posted in In the news
Tagged: eating out, fast food, healthy snacks, junk food, McDonalds, snacks, take-away

Kilojoules and fast food – the “in-your-face” facts

From 1 February 2011, all major NSW fast food chains were required to display the kilojoule (calorie) counts of their food with the same prominence as the price. For instance, the Grand Angus has 2780 kilojoules (see picture right). This “in-your-face” information is designed to make consumers take stock of what they, and their children, are eating.