Nanna’s Shortbread

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Recipes

Nanna’s shortbread   250 g butter 1 ½ cups plain flour 1 cup self raising flour 2 tbsp rice flour 170 g icing sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract   Preheat the oven to 180o Lightly grease a rectangular baking tray with butter and line with baking paper. Sift flours together into a large mixing bowl.Use your fingertips to rub the … Read More

Stroke Awareness Week and Blood Pressure (Part A) by Tania Logan (Dietitian)

Ilze GroblerDietetics

This week is Stroke Awareness week, and this year we want to encourage everyone to see how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day to reduce their risk of a stroke.  The Stroke Foundation has lots of helpful information on their website at www.strokefoundation.org.au. Blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure is the … Read More

Using food as a reward – not a recipe for success by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education

I was at an athletics carnival a few years ago, and heard a child boasting that she would be allowed to have one dessert over the coming week for every personal best she achieved in her events that day. I was absolutely astounded, but I probably shouldn’t have been. While the details are not always the same, this situation is … Read More

Mindful Beetroot Soup – by Tania Logan (Dietitian and Diabetes Educator)

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education, Recipes

I enjoy watching children creating healthy relationships with food and truly connecting with the food they eat.  The year 6 students at our local primary school have been looking after the vegetable garden this year, with the help and guidance of a very generous staff member.  There are a group of them that can be found there most lunch times, … Read More

Happy Easter

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education, special events, Uncategorized

Some holidays and special occasions can invoke really strong food memories, and many of us have our own family food traditions.  For me, hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter.  I love these not too sweet, spiced buns made with dried fruit and peel. And I know I am not the only one.  These delicious treats have stood the test … Read More

Coeliac Disease – More than just a dietary fad

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education, special events, Uncategorized

Coeliac disease is a serious medical condition where the body’s immune system does not respond normally to a protein in food called gluten. This damages the lining of the small intestine which affects the absorption of important nutrients and can lead to malabsorption and a variety of gastrointestinal problems. If coeliac disease is not treated, long term complications can include … Read More

Let’s talk about lunches – by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education, Uncategorized

The children are all back at school, everyone else is back to work, and life is starting to resemble some sort of routine again.  I must confess though, one of my least favourite everyday routines, is making lunches.  I struggle with keeping things quick, healthy, and interesting, and I know I am not the only one.  Making lunches is a … Read More