Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘health’

NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK 2013 – Project Dinner Time – 5 of the best ways to Cook.Eat.Enjoy.

This week is National Nutrition Week, and the theme this year is Project dinner time – cook, eat, enjoy. Aiming to improve individuals “knowledge, skills and confidence in the kitchen,” the ultimate goal is to bring back the home cooked meal – both for the sake of nutrition and sense of community. Tying in with this theme was Wednesday nights Eatkit twitter chat; in which the in’s and out’s of […]

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5 of the best … Brain Foods

If you’re at uni…. Exams are fast approaching. If you’re at the strange Uni I’m at…. Exams are next week. The brain consumes 20% of the energy we take in through food. But far more than just supplying us with energy – and enjoyment – the food we eat has the ability to influence essential cognitive processes. This theory was tested in a UK prison, in which a double-blind, placebo […]

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5 of the best ‘Short on Time’ breakfasts

This week the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 1 in 7 Australian children skip breakfast.  This is worrying, as such strong evidence exists to confirm breakfast consumption in school kids is linked with greater cognitive function – including memory and academic performance – school attendance and overall wellbeing. But it’s not just children missing the most important meal of the day. Last year Kraft’s ‘Aussie Breakfast Report,’ announced more than […]

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Getting Juicy

I have a shameful obsession with anything juicy; the healthiest being fruit. Slightly less healthy are those delightfully tacky juicy couture tracksuits, and the juiciest of juicy gossip mags – direct inspiration for my post on the purple food diet! For all the juice on juicing, hop on over to my guest post on Scoop Nutrition, in which I explain the pros and cons of juice, and explain the best […]

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The ‘new’ Atkins diet- haven’t we moved past this?

Have you heard of Atkins? Dieting fads have been around almost as long as modern nutrition, and today these quick-fix, results-guaranteed, scientifically suspect diet crazes are a serious money-making machines, with the ‘diet industry’ crossing almost $800 million annually in Australia. One funny thing about fad diets is that, much like fashion, they wind up being recycled again and again over the decades. Who would have guessed we’d be wearing […]

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5 of the best ways to avoid food wastage

Sadly, we waste a LOT of food.  This months #EatKit topic was all about getting creative with food waste, and some of the facts shared by the passionate participants are pretty shocking.  According to SecondBite, a national organisation that identifies surplus food and distributes it to agencies and those in need; around $1.1 billion worth of fruit and vegetables are wasted by Australians each year.  To put that into perspective; Dietitian […]

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5 of the Best Nutrition Headlines this week

Today marks my first attempt at a bi-weekly post! The plan is each Friday to update you all with what I deem to be ‘5 of the Best.’ Depending on the goings-on of the week this could be anything from recipes, to latest news and controversies. This week I thought I’d start off with 5 of the  Best Nutrition headlines from the week  (with a few being slightly older than […]

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Which Bread is Best?

I have a distinct childhood memory that may well have been the spark that ignited my nutrition journey. I was about 8 years old, unpacking the groceries with my mum (which, incidentally, remains one of my favourite chores), when I came across a standard loaf of white bread. Back in the mid-nineties, this was a common staple of most households, and while my mum was usually fairly sensible when it […]

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