Articles tagged with: guides

Film Review: That Sugar Film

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: guides, nutrition, sugar

Film Review: That Sugar Film

ABC Radio asked me to review That Sugar Film and comment on how realistic or factual it was with regards to the average adult diet in Australia. Actor Damon Gameau, the film’s hero, goes on a 60-day journey where he eats ‘supposedly healthy’ foods to equal 40 teaspoons of sugar each day from 'hidden' sugars in processed foods. Like Morgan Spurlock in Super Size Me, Gameau documents the impact of such foods on his health and state of mind. There are many pieces to camera where he shares his feelings with the audience. Here are my thoughts.

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: artificial sweeteners, guides, nutrition, sugar, sugar substitutes, sweetener

Book Review:  The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

What’s the difference between muscovado, turbinado, demerara and rapadura sugars? Have you even heard of half of them? What is panela? And how is it different to evaporated cane juice? How can a white powdered sweetener like stevia or monkfruit that is produced in a factory be called ‘natural’? The answers to these sweet questions – and lots more - are in this great new book.

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 29 May 2014. Posted in Student material
Tagged: guides, healthy eating

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released The Australian Health Survey which analysed data from over 12,000 Australians from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS). The ABS website states that “It presents results from a 24-hour dietary recall of food, beverages and dietary supplements, as well as general information on dietary behaviours.”

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 07 April 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: dehydration, diarrhoea, drink, drinks, guides, health, healthy eating, hydration, special diets, tips, travel, travelling, vomiting, water

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip, there’s nothing worse than being sick in a strange hotel or landing back home exhausted and drained after a bout of abdominal upset. Nicknamed “Delhi Belly”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Tourista” or the “Jamaican Runs”, traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common affliction for those travelling overseas and is so named because the cause is often simply the change in food or water.

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 26 August 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: BMI, diabetes, diabetes type 2, food labels, guides, healthy eating, sugar, weight loss

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

A. What are acceptable and desirable levels in an individual food will vary depending upon the type of food (compare oil at 100% fat to bread with only 2% fat), how big the portion is that you eat and your own dietary goals. For example are you trying to lose weight? How physically active are you? How old are you?

Read the May issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: allergies, allergy, eatKit, guides, newsletter, oats, tea

Read the May issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

May 13 – 19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week and so in this issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter we talk about food allergies – what they are; how serious they are and what you need to know about them.

May 23 is the official date for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea so we'll talk about all things tea and also how you can get involved in this worthwhile fundraiser.

Our product of the month is UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Oats. Read how I like to eat them and I'd love to hear your favourite recipe.

The April issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter is out now!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: fibre, guides, healthy cooking, healthy eating, newsletter

The April issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter is out now!

April is such a busy time of year and early next month it’ll be Mother’s Day. That’s why this issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter is all about women.

There are healthy ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, Mother’s Day breakfasts and treats, the heads-up on why iron-deficiency is more a female problem than a male one and of course, there’s still our Product of the Month. This month we’re road testing Kellogg’s All-Bran Fibre Toppers and there's plenty more.

Product Review: Go Scan App

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: allergies, Calories, FSANZ, guides, kilojoules, nutrition, reviews, standard serves, technology

Product Review: Go Scan App

I’ve been waiting for the launch of Go Scan for months now, having caught wind of its pending development via occasional whispers on the industry grapevine. So it was great to be invited to the official launch of this new App and get to play around with it for a review here. This is a first for Australia and one I’ll be using from now on.