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Easy Allergy-Free Party Food Ideas

EASY ALLERGY-FREE PARTY FOOD IDEAS { Be a ‘hostess with the mostest’ with these safe food ideas for your next party } I often get asked what my son can eat when there are so many foods he can’t. It did take a while initially to work it all out but there are heaps of simple foods he can eat, even at parties. Usually I take all of his food to parties but occasionally I have a mum who is keen to involve him and offers to cater for him.Of course if there are foods there he can’t have as
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Allergy-Friendly Parties… Is It Possible?

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY PARTIES… IS IT POSSIBLE? { FIVE TOP TIPS FOR THROWING AN ALLERGY-FRIENDLY PARTY. } Contributor: Yum. Gluten Free With food allergies and intolerances becoming increasingly prevalent in young children, throwing a birthday party or sleepover can prove tricky for many parents. Around 1 in 20 children^ are now affected by food allergies such as eggs, nuts, cow’s milk and wheat, and more than one in ten Australians* are now following a gluten-free diet – so that practically rules out your tried and tested chocolate cake recipe! However, there are a number of safe foods that parents can incorporate into
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Dr Joanna Mcmillan’s Advice On Superfoods For Kids

Dr Joanna McMillan’s advice on superfoods for kids { CHILDREN ARE INFAMOUS FOR THEIR PICKY EATING HABITS AND IN PARTICULAR THEIR AVERSION TO ANY FOOD THAT PROVIDES POWERFUL HEALTH BENEFITS! } Contributor: Dr Joanna McMillan Children are infamous for their picky eating habits and in particular their aversion to any food that provides powerful health benefits! These days parents are creatively challenged, spending any spare time brainstorming new ways to add healthy ingredients to meals in hope their children absorb additional nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. As part of Blackmores’ partnership with the Australian Open, we ask leading nutritionist and Blackmores
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My Green Lunchbox

MY GREEN LUNCHBOX { START YOUR CHILD’S DAY FROM WITHIN… AND AVOID THE UNNECESSARY LUNCH LITTER. } Contributor: Lindy Cook Lindy Cook has been a Naturopath and Nutritionist working in private practice for well over 15 years. Encouraging her patients and their children to consume a healthy, nutritious diet has always been Lindy’s absolute passion. During her time practicing she became distressed to see the ever increasing incidence of obesity and all its health implications in Australia. As a mother of two she could see firsthand how the food being consumed by children was contributing to this and having such
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School Garden Gifts

School Garden Gifts { WE MEET JADE AND AMY FROM ALLERGY RIDERS AND DISCUSS THEIR RUNNING OF A SCHOOL GARDEN AND TEACHING KIDS A BIT ABOUT THE FOOD THEY EAT. } Contributor: yum. Gluten Free We meet Jade and Amy from Allergy Riders and discuss their running of a school garden and teaching kids a bit about the food they eat. Tell us a bit about your involvement with the school garden? We are 2 mums with children at the school and have a passion for just getting grubby and teaching what we learn along the way. We are both
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Ancient Superfood For Modern Health

ANCIENT SUPERFOOD FOR MODERN HEALTH { IT’S GLUTEN FREE, VERSATILE AND FILLED WITH GOODNESS. } Contributor: Yum. Gluten Free ANCIENT SUPERFOOD FOR MODERN HEALTH It’s one of the new superfoods on the block, but chia has been around for centuries. Documented to have been eaten by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans as early as 3500 BC, chia seeds offer the highest combined plant source of omega-3, fibre and protein, as well as other minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. John Foss, a fourth-generation wheat farmer from Western Australia, discovered the health properties of chia while looking for alternatives to conventional crops in
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