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Extra foods vs core foods

‘Extra’ foods are those foods that add to the amount of food we eat but don’t contribute to our nutritional needs. These foods typically contain sugars and/or fat but not many vitamins, minerals or fibre. Examples of ‘extra’ foods include cakes (including muffins,...

A little bit (more) sunshine

It’s winter and it’s cold and raining. Our children are out in the sun much less than in the warmer months. Levels of vitamin D go down in winter becuase the ultra violet radiation from the sun is weaker. Vitamin D forms in the skin when it is exposed to...

The Sunshine Vitamin

At this time of the year, our vitamin D levels are likely to be at their lowest. We produce vitamin D from direct UV sunlight on our skin. Most of us have been rugged up for the winter, not getting as much sun exposure as in the warmer months. Studies have shown that...

Energy foods for new mums

New mums have a demanding job which requires a lot of energy. At the same time they are not always getting a decent amount of sleep. This is a time when what you eat can help you get through the day (and night). The basis of good eating for new mums is eating regular...