banana fig bread
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Banana, fig and cinnamon bread

This delicious banana fig and cinnamon bread is ideal for lunch boxes or morning tea. Its not too sweet and packed with protein and good fats to susutain hunger through to lunch time. It also makes a good breakfast on the go. I have provided…
banana cookies
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Easy Chewy Banana Cookies

These cookies are quick and easy to make and they taste great. They are an excellent lunch box treat as they are high in protein and good fats which means they will help maintain energy and concentration during the school or work day. Ingredients: …
children school
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Nutrition to support your children’s learning and help manage stress

I recently spoke at a parent forum run by our local council aimed at giving parents tools to help their children cope with year 12. My own children are only in primary school, but I see the pressure on children to work hard and get good grades,…
MCT oil
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Health benefits of MCT oil

MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats. MCT oil is…
pregnant vegan
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Essential nutrition for vegan-vegetarian pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Vegetarian and vegan diets are gaining popularity, with more people opting for a plant-based lifestyle. Plant foods provide us with a vast array of nutrients essential for our health, but when we restrict any food group careful planning is needed…
eczema
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Treating eczema for children and infants

Eczema is a chronic, itchy, inflammatory skin disease, which affects up to 20% of people worldwide, but most especially those living in industrialized nations, such as Australia and New Zealand. Even though eczema can impact anyone, it is most…
gut health
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10 signs you have poor gut health and how to improve it

A well functioning digestion system, aka ‘gut’, is fundamental to your health. If your gut is not functioning efficiently you are not absorbing nutrients from your food and you are not eliminating toxins. This can lead to a vast variety…
anxiety in children
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Nutritional support for children experiencing anxiety

It is normal for any of us to feel anxious in certain situations, but some children experience high levels of anxiety that are beyond what would be expected for their age and developmental level. This can prevent them participating in activities…
healthy foods
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Food you should eat everyday for health and wellbeing

Whole grains such as oats, buckwheat, brown rice, wholemeal pasta, spelt, quinoa provide nutrients and fibre. Most western diets are deficient in fibre, which is important for a health digestive system, to aid elimination of toxins and sustain…