Healthy eating advice is often boring, biased or extreme. Simple, honest, science-based strategies from our expert team of dietitians, mums and educators.

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1, 2, 3 Breathe (Tips for staying calm at mealtimes)

When it comes to feeding children, one of the most powerful things you can do to help kids learn to eat a variety of food and to have a positive relationship with food is create a happy environment for them to eat in. But how do we do that?

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Waste not: getting food into hungry tummies and away from the bin!

We are all guilty of forgetting about those veggies at the bottom of the fridge or the fruit that got a bit squishy in the fruit bowl. You might not even think about tossing them in the bin, and rightly so if it’s smelly and mushy, but most of the time those sad looking fruits and veg can be saved!

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Teaching food: beyond the table (putting ourselves in little shoes)

Did you know that in order to make mealtimes more peaceful and enjoyable, to help your child try and eventually accept new foods, you need to step away from the table. Food education begins away from the table.

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what’s in season autumn

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colour. Welcome to beautiful Autumn.

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top tips for staying clean in the kitchen

Getting kids into the kitchen helping you out with some cooking or baking is one of the best ways for the little ones to learn about food and nutrition. Children love getting in the kitchen to help out with cooking up a storm, but sometimes it can leave your kitchen looking like a cyclone has blown through!

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emotional eating

We have all used eating to deal with stress and emotions. It’s time to stop beating yourself up about it. It’s natural but not the only way we can deal with issues.

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lunchbox – easy as 1,2,3 + go (to work or school)

If you’re looking for a really simple guide to pack a healthy lunchbox – the kind your kids will actually want to eat – then try this easy “3,2,1-go” method. It goes something like this…

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diaries of planning mums

Four working mums gave me the lowdown on why and how to meal plan.

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an age appropriate guide to cooking with kids

I’m looking forward to the time when my kids can cook me dinner but in the meantime, it’s cooking together for us.

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what’s in season – Summer

Summer is definitely here with a bang! And it just has to be one of the best time of the year for fruits and veggies! Berry picking, trays or mangoes for fundraising, pavlovas brimming with kiwi and berries and veggies cooked on the BBQ. 

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the silly season

Does all the food around during the festive season stress you out? Enjoy our tips on mindful eating during the festive season.

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mindfulness for kids

Mindfulness is the buzz at the moment. But what exactly is it? And is it useful for eating?

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