Healthy Food

Could growth in one of Australia’s largest healthy food brands mean more opportunities for fruit and veg growers?

One of Australia’s leading health-focused food brands says every customer is currently on a journey of better eating, so it makes sense that retailers become focused on providing healthier more sustainable options to meet that demand.

Macro Wholefoods Market General Manager Peter Hathaway recognises that this means that the opportunities are immense, not only for Woolworths supermarket, which is the exclusive retailer of the brand, but also fruit and vegetable producers who help supply the products.

“It is increasingly clear from our point of view that all customers are on this journey; some are further down the pathway, but all

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Doctor provides tips on getting kids to eat healthy foods

It’s a battle that can seem never-ending: getting kids to make healthy food choices, especially eating vegetables.

Dr. Nona Djavid, the founder of SoulScale, says if this is happening at your house, it’s important to remember you’re not alone.

“There’s so much variety of food that’s available to us: the packaging, the marketing, all of that. So, it’s becoming harder and harder to get your kids to eat healthier,” said Djavid.

She says to keep an eye on snack time because when they’re the hungriest, kids are most likely to eat what’s in front of them.

Be sure to have

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Going on a Road Trip? Get Tips for Healthy Food Options

By Suzanne Watkins, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Samaritan Albany General Hospital 

It’s finally summer, and nothing quite says summer like a road trip. Not keen on breaking that healthy meal plan you’ve adopted? That’s ok. A road trip does not mean you have to cut corners on eating healthful foods, though it does take some planning ahead. Whether you bring your own food or are relying on food along the way, there are ways you can stay healthy and feel good during your road trip.

Bring Your Own Food

If you have time to prepare for your trip, the healthiest

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You Spoke, We Listened: The Challenges of Purchasing Healthy Food with SNAP Benefits

Posted by Rich Lucas, Deputy Administrator for Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service in

Food and Nutrition

Aug 11, 2021

As directed by Congress in 2018, USDA is re-evaluating the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP)—the estimated cost of an affordable, nutritious diet. The TFP is used to calculate SNAP benefit levels. To complement the re-evaluation efforts and gather insights from those who will be impacted by the result, USDA recently hosted five listening sessions with SNAP participants, researchers, advocates, and others. Here’s some of what we heard:

Families are struggling to get enough food with current SNAP benefit levels:

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Edelman: Healthy Food for Hungry Families

By Marian Wright Edelman

“I worry in regards to child obesity…diabetes, cholesterol, and all of those things, but personally I worry more about the children than myself.”

“My kids—they’re the ones that I worry about eating right or making sure everything is good.”

Most parents know the worry of trying to make sure their children are eating well and getting the right balance of the healthy foods they need to grow and thrive. Those universal worries become even harder for families who are already struggling just to put food on the table.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps keep

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City of Iqaluit provides funding boost for healthy food

2 daycares, Uquutaq Society and city’s recreation department included on list of recipients

Kids on the Beach Daycare will receive $10,000 from the Government of Nunavut’s Food Security Funding. (File photo by David Venn)

By David Venn
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

At one daycare in Iqaluit, a $10,000 stipend from the city will give nearly 50 children two meals a day for a year.

“[It’s] big for us,” said Visaka Wijesooriya, director of Kids on the Beach daycare. “This support is very important to buy healthy food for the children.”

Council approved

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

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Fermented Foods: Japan’s Secret to Good Health?

It’s hard to say exactly when humans started eating fermented foods. That’s because fermentation is a process that occurs naturally. Possibly one of the oldest examples is fruit falling to the floor, its sugars breaking down, and producing alcohol. Fermentation is everywhere, and has been for a long time, but we didn’t always know it was healthy: it just tasted better.

“It changes the composition of food in many ways,” says Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and author of Spoonfed and The Diet Myth. Alcohol is just one example, he says, in which fruit

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Simple Steps for Liking Healthy Food

You’re probably familiar with what a healthy diet should look like.

However, eating healthy can be much more challenging if you’re accustomed to eating a lot of processed foods. If that’s the case, you may even find nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables unappealing.

Retraining your palate to enjoy more nutritious, minimally processed foods is key to eating healthy.

Fortunately, you can start learning to love nutritious foods that boost your diet and health right away.

Here are 7 simple strategies to help you retrain your palate and eat healthier.

The practice of mindful eating involves slowing down, listening to

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