Articles tagged with: nutrition

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, colours, dinners, family, family fare, fussy eaters, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids, nutrition, vegetables

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

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!). 

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 17 January 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: fussy eaters, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids, nutrition, vegetables

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

A. Lots of reasons ranging from the colour (green means 'yuk' to many kids), texture, as well as their strong, distinctive taste. If your family dinners are a battle zone over vegetables, then you'll be heartened to discover another plausble reason - family genetics! New research shows there may be a genetic reason for this dislike of the humble vegetable.

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, fat, low fat, milk, nutrition

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL]  Q.  We hear about childhood obesity all the time. Should kids be switching to lite milk or stay with full fat? Seems lite milks still have all the calcium etc., they need?

What is vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 02 December 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: antioxidants, healthy eating, healthy kids, nutrients, nutrition, nuts, oil, oils, olive oil, seeds, vitamin E, vitamins

What is vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

Vitamin E isn't a single substance but consists of a group of 8 compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols, of which alpha-tocopherol is the most potent and the one that's generally analysed for. Alpha-tocopherol is the active ingredient of vitamin supplements, assigned the name vitamin E.

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: celebrity chefs, children, dinners, EatKit, family fare, fresh foods, health, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, heathyeating, nutrition, salads, Twitter, vegetables, wellness

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

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.

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, heart health, junk food, nutrition, salt, snacks, sodium

Q. What level of sodium should I look for on a food label?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL]

Q. When comparing the label of a food, I am unsure what level of sodium is acceptable for a healthy diet. Please help!

Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 02 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, energy, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, iron, meal planning, nutrition, nuts, protein, special diets, vegetables, vegetarian

Q. I have recently become vegetarian. What should I watch for so I don't miss out on nutrients?

A. If you have only recently started cooking vegetarian meals and looking for meatless swaps, here's how to avoid the 3 most common nutrition pitfalls.

Q. Which foods should someone with coeliac disease avoid?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 15 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, food labels, food safety, gluten, gluten-free, grains, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, low GI, meal planning, nutrients, nutrition, special diets

Q. I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. Could you tell me which specific foods to avoid?

A. Coeliac disease (pronounced seel-ee-ack) is the result of a permanent intolerance to gluten. If left untreated, it damages the delicate inner lining of the bowel preventing food from being digested and absorbed properly. Symptoms most often reported have been related to an ‘irritable bowel' - bloating and tummy pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and even vomiting.