Eat the rainbow

Nutrition Australia recommends putting a rainbow of fresh fruit and vegetables onto your family’s plates, as it “ensures that children are receiving a great variety of nutrients”, as the nutrients are often what colour the plant. They split it up into red – from lycopene, an antioxidant, purple/blue – from anthocyanin, orange/yellow – from carotenoids,…

Nutrition Basics

I think it would be safe to say that majority of Australians don’t know the basics of nutrition. I mean there is a common knowledge of healthy foods and many Australians would know which foods would be preferential to buy in the supermarket. However if you asked the average individual if they knew the difference…

Simplified: The Australian Dietary Guidelines

Every single one of us knows that our bodies rely on food. However there may be some of us who forget that our bodies need a healthy balance of food from different food groups to fuel our body effectively. Since the first edition in 1982, the Australian Government has created and modified the Australian Dietary…

Benefits of After School Programs

In Australia, the average school day for primary school children starts at 9am and finishes at 3:30pm. I personally have experienced the pressure this places upon family life, especially with two working parents. For those parents who are unable to always move their schedule around for school hours, there are other options. Commonly grandparents or…

The Current State of our Nation’s Children

I remember when I was a kid growing up, my parents would always try to force me to eat my veggies. I never seemed to enjoy carrots and peas but I didn’t mind broccoli and cauliflower. When I had a plate of peas in front of me I remember I used to flick them at…

Planting the Seeds of Scientific Curiosity

In a rapidly changing world, scientific education is becoming more important to ensure the next generation is equipped with the skills and intellect to pursue fulfilling careers and lifestyle choices. When we look at the global challenges facing us now and in the coming decades – climate change, population growth, food and water security and…

Where It All Started

Back in 2015, for one of my uni subjects, Impact through Science (Global Challenges unit), in small teams we were required to start up an enterprise which we pitched in week 12 of semester 2 for seed money. Christie, myself and now former co-founder Ned came up with our enterprise called ‘Living Books’. Initially we…