Shift work means working outside of the usual 7am – 6pm time period. Shift work can upset your body’s “internal clock”. Your internal clock is what tells your body to be awake during the day and to be asleep at night. It is common for shift workers to find it hard to know when and…

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It is important that we are providing our children with a healthy lunchbox to support their growing bodies and brains. Research has shown that good nutrition during childhood is linked to improved concentration, attendance and grades at school.   So what should you include in your child’s lunchbox?     Preparing your child’s lunchbox doesn’t…

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For many of us, snacking is a normal part of our dietary intake, however it is important to think about the snacks that we are opting for.  Opting for healthy snacks throughout our day is a good way to respond to our normal hunger cues and also assists in keeping our bodies energized and satiated…

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Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy eating on a budget is achievable by eating food from the five food groups, following dietary guidelines, and probably most importantly, writing a shopping list and following it!! Many people think that eating healthy is expensive and necessitates all the latest health foods. I think it is important to remember that to have a…

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