Category archives: Food

Stop and Tips to avoid Sweet Drinks106

At home, if a child is already used to the taste of sweetened drinks, gradually reduce the sweetness by adding extra water to cordials and juices each time you pour a glass. This will reduce their taste for the sweetness over time. If you choose to allow children in your care to drink sweetened drinks, limit to one small serve (half cup). Lead by example. If you enjoy sweetened drinks your ..


Is Milk OK?178

Is Milk OK? Milk is also a good drink to offer to children. Milk is what is referred to as 'nutrient dense' as just a small amount of milk contains a high amount of nutrients, when compared to other drink choices. Milk contains protein, calcium and magnesium, which are important for the development of strong and healthy teeth and bones. Reduced fat milks should be offered to children over the ..



Why Reduce Sweetened Drinks?184

Why Reduce Sweetened Drinks? There are many health risks associated with over consumption of sweetened drinks, including excess energy consumption leading to overweight and/or obesity, and tooth decay. Soft drinks, such as cola, and cordials contain no nutrients but are high in energy. Fruit juice, while it does contain some nutrients, contains less nutrients than the whole fruit that was juiced ..


What are Sweetened Drinks?80

What are Sweetened Drinks? Sweetened drinks are sugary drinks that include soft or fizzy drinks such as cola and lemonade, sports/energy drinks and cordials. What most people do not realise is that fruit juices, which contain natural sugar, also fall into this category. While most fruit juices contain some nutrients, the amount of sugar they contain far outweighs any nutritional benefit. A small ..


Why Water for Healthy Kids? Drinks for Kids162

Why Water for Healthy Kids? Drinks for Kids It's no secret that children love sweetened and 'fizzy' drinks. Most large supermarkets have entire aisles dedicated to soft drinks and cordials in every size, colour and flavour. According to the Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2010, 10-20% of school children drink soft drinks, cordials and sports drinks everyday. Approximately 14% dri ..


Water and Hydration144

Water and Hydration You may have heard how drinking lots of water can help keep your skin hydrated and looking younger. Hair is actually a connective tissue of the body and carries many of the same compositions as your skin, fingernails and toenails. When you don't get enough water into your system, the result is dehydration, and for many, hair loss as well. As a matter of fact, 75% of the popula ..