A. It's hard work! But it pays to be persistent. Over the years, I've worked out a number of techniques to help parents and used them on our kids when they were younger (and we had one of the world's fussiest eaters in our daughter!).
A. Energy drinks are really soft drinks with caffeine whether it's added or derived from guarana, the seeds of a climbing vine native to South America. The level of caffeine is generally around 80mg per 250ml can, which is around twice what you'd get from a 375 ml can of cola soft drink (which has always contained a small amount of caffeine) and roughly equal to a cup of brewed coffee.
Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to makeover your meals and recipes to combat the gradual gain of weight over time aka the 'kilo creep'. Scroll through the archive from our interesting online Twitter chat from 20 Nov 2013.
I'm sure you must have seen the ads for this new liquid breakfast product. They focus on the fact that it is made "from milk not soy". One shows a man pulling a "yuk face" when he tastes a soy product at the same time as his daughter shows him her latest drawing and she misinterprets his screwed-up face for dislike of her painting! Another has the man's wife mentioning that they're visiting her mother at the same moment as he tastes the soy drink.
Most health professionals have a set against pre-sweetened kids’ cereals, as they’re generally low in fibre and only train young taste buds to prefer a bowl of ‘something sweet’ at breakfast. So when I spotted a new ready-to-drink breakfast liquid under the Coco Pops brand at the supermarket, I had to investigate.
I first wrote about how I hated selling chocolate to raise money for our kids’ school back in 2008 and it really hit a nerve with my readers. I used to get so angry when one of our children would arrive home with a huge box of chocolate bars for me to sell. Once I clapped my eyes on that familiar box (with its soft-sell message of “fundraising chocolate” on each bar), I’d feel my blood pressure start to shoot up! Not many things upset me but this is one that’s guaranteed to make my blood boil!