Category Archives: education around food and meals

Kids need food

Advocating a healthier, low-sugar diet for kids, Sarah Wilson writes: “Kids need food every 3-4 hours. Kids need to eat regularly to maintain a blood glucose concentration high enough to support the activity of their brain and nervous system. The … Continue reading

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Bread of Medieval Britain

I’m still interested in bread (and other food staples and how they relate to food literacy and education more generally). I found an old booklet in which Maggie Black explains the breads of medieval Britain. She writes: “Bread was everyone’s … Continue reading

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The Grain Divide

super interesting!!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050yh95

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Eat bugs. Feed the bugs in your gut

There is a wonderful little book by Jeff Leach (science writer, health advocate and anthropologist), called Eat bugs. Not too much. Mainly with plants. It’s a bit of a must read for anyone who feeds children- or themselves! In a … Continue reading

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Positive mealtimes with toddlers – responsive feeding and distraction

NB this resource:  Positive Feeding in the Early Years: Sharing and Implementing Best Practice …particularly: Positive mealtimes with toddlers – responsive feeding and distraction, by Dr Gillian Harris (podcast and presentation download available) http://www.jfhc.co.uk/Learning_Curve_Study_Day_Report__What_toddlers_eat_really_Matters_20799.aspx

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Recognising infants’ hunger and satiety cues

Interesting stuff! http://www.hpa.org.nz/research-library/research-publications/responding-to-infants’-hunger-and-satiety-cues

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Get the sugar out of our food

“Get the sugar out of our food” seems to be the basic message of Nigel Latta’s recent programme on the toxicity of sugar… and its role in a ‘health crisis’ of obviously epic proportions. Interesting stuff! http://tvnz.co.nz/nigel_latta/video

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plant based diet

Spreading the word about plant-based eating has become an Esselstyn family affair. Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn are a mother-daughter team with decades of experience developing delicious, healthful dishes—including the recipes for the New York Times bestsellers Prevent and … Continue reading

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Interesting… gut stuff

“We should start thinking about diets from the perspective of what we should be feeding our gut microbes,” says Leach. “Nothing matters more.”  –  http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_wild_world_within Also: http://americangut.org/?p=189

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Making sourdough bread

Aha… http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thiswayup/collections/sourdough/sourdough-part-1

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