When we planned our move to Australia, I had a notion in my head that we’d be healthier down under than we were in the UK. Because of the better climate, I imaged we’d be more active. Hand in hand with this, I saw us enjoying loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, perhaps accompanied with lean meat cooked on the BBQ.
The reality, for our family, is that we are no healthier than we were in the UK … Read more
Feeding an older baby is usually less stressful than breast or formula feeding, both topics already covered as part of the Mum’s gone 2 Aus Baby Feeding in Australia series. But if you’re moving to or visiting Australia with an older baby, you’re likely to be wondering what baby food is available.
To research this article, Mum visited Woolworths, Coles, and Big W.
Make your own
If you prefer to prepare everything yourself you’ll … Read more
Parents room in shopping mall
If you’re visiting or moving to Australia with a new baby you may be wondering what the attitude towards breastfeeding is like.
The official line
The Australian Department of Health and Ageing say that “Australia’s dietary guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding of infants until six months of age, with the introduction of solid foods at around six months and continued breastfeeding until the age of 12 months – and beyond, if both mother and infant wish.”… Read more
Ensuring baby has enough to eat, or drink, is one of the biggest stresses for mums. The decisions parents need to make are relentless…breast or bottle, to wean or wait, homemade or packaged, organic or vegetarian; I could go on.
If you’re moving to or visiting Australia, you’re likely to have found a good feeding rhythm in your country of origin and now you’re wondering if, by going to Aus, you’re going to turn everything you’ve established on its … Read more
The Ketchup controversy
This week Australian media reported on the controversial new Heinz Ketchup ad due to be aired here. Reports explain that the ad claims Heinz Tomato Ketchup is tastier and has more tomatoes than Australian Tomato Sauce. My sister has said for years that Ketchup is one of her five a day, might she be right?
Coming from the UK, Ketchup has always been part of my vocabulary. In fact, it was only when I read … Read more
A national icon
I’ve said a number of times how similar life in Australia is to the UK, and the US. I’ve also discussed Australia’s cultural diversity. The mix of cultures influences the food and drink available in restaurants and supermarkets.
Whilst there’s a wonderful variety of food from all over the world, there is food that is uniquely Australian. Here’s a quick list of the first seven Aussie foods you, and your kids, will want to try.
1. In … Read more
On 18 July 2010, the Sunday Telegraph reported new research from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in the US that recommended common food colours be banned. The new research highlights the fact that food colours can cause behavioural problems in children, and adds that they could cause cancer.
The food colours likely to cause most harm to children are nicknamed the “Southampton Six” following research by the University of Southampton, in the UK. … Read more