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…

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…

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…