Articles tagged with: guides

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: 2011 - 12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, Australian Nation Health Survey, 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: backpacking, dehydration, diarrhoea, drink, drinks, gastroenteritis, 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, website

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, survey, website, women and iron

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

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: allergies, calories, egg allergy, FSANZ, gadgets, guides, kilojoules, nutrition, reviews, standard serves, technology, website

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.

Read the March issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 15 March 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: eggs, guides, healthy cooking, healthy eating, newsletter, website

Read the March issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

Easter is just around the corner so this edition of the Foodwatch Newsletter is all about eggs – the good, the bad, the chocolate and the allergies. You'll learn about why eggs are superfoods, what effect they really have on your cholesterol, how to cope with Easter without giving your kids a chocolate overdose, how to deal with egg allergy and how to access our yummy egg-free recipes.

There is something in this edition for everyone. But that's not all...

Q. What's the difference between a Use-by and a Best-before date?

on Thursday, 28 February 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: additives, canned foods, food labels, food safety, FSANZ, guides, kitchen organisation, technology, tips

Q. What's the difference between a Use-by and a Best-before date?

A. Do you look at the date before you buy? I know I do! There are three types of date marking - a Use-by date, a Best-before date as well as a Baked-on date and it's worthwhile knowing the differences. Read on ...