Articles of interest
Safefood.eu once again goes straight for the nation's favourite foods and aims to correct our illusions about how healthy they are in over 200 take-away outlets. It's the turn of "on-the-go food", WRAPS! Of course, what is blaringly obvious is that its not just the wrap itself that is of concern, but what goes inside, e.g. calorie intake from chicken tikka masala wrap = 977 kcals (over 1/2 of daily calorie intake for average adult) - salt levels and fat content also cause high levels of concern to our health. Advice when using wraps: include Variety & Balance of fresh ingredients; carefully monitor portion sizes and include more fruit, vegetables and fibre and use alternative flavourings to salt. Enjoy sensibly.
Following on from my recent blog link to advice on correct portion sizes and healthy lunch options, are you aware of the calorie - sugar and fat content - in a variety of "treat" foods consumed by many today, especially teenagers?
Safefood.eu aims to diffuse the minefield with a simple and easy to follow guide to what a range of treats (from chipsticks to skittles) actually contains.
Returning to the hustle and bustle of school life...have you given yourself time to readjust? Being eternally optimistic can be a challenge for some students; the demands of fitting in, keeping on top of school work and having a healthy school work-life balance can become a tall order to get right each day. Kidshealth.org give some advice for how to maintain a happy life.
Just finished a class on portion-sizes with first years. It is always interesting to see their reaction to how much a portion of food, e.g. breakfast cereal (25-30g) or meat, equalling the size of a deck of cards, actually is. Eatright.eu provide some simple advice on the matter.