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10 Classic Movies Your Kids Should See

The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a captivating, magical, thought-provoking tale that has numerous central characters that serve as a stark reminder that no one is perfect. And it’s the importance of hope and faith that is the key to the group’s journey to the Emerald City. The NeverEnding Story The fantasy […]
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What is inside a healthy family’s shopping trolley?

Good nutrition starts with making healthy choices at the grocery store but doing the weekly shop can feel like a minefield, especially with kids in tow. Endless options, supermarket specials and so‐called healthy foods can make it hard to safely navigate through the supermarket aisles, so here’s a guide to what a healthy shopping trolley […]
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Ten healthy food swaps

Choosing healthier foods for your kids is easier than you may think. Just replace what they’re eating now with something similar, but a healthier version. Try the following: Swap potato chips for popcorn. Plain, air‐popped popcorn can be a healthier snack for kids as it’s more satisfying and is a source of whole grains whilst […]
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Dietary requirements of infants

An infant’s nutritional needs are unique and help to support the most rapid growth and development stage of their life. Until a baby is six months old, breastfeeding or infant formula should provide them with the nutrients they need to get the best start to life. After six months of age, breast or formula milk […]
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How to prevent childhood constipation

Constipation is not how often bowel motions happen; it’s the difficult passing of hard stools. It’s normal for some children to have a bowel motion daily, but for others, one to two times a week is normal. True constipation, which is the passing of hard and dry stools, can be painful and distressing, especially for […]
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Top 10 Bedtime Stories to Help Children Sleep

Time for Bed By Mem Fox and Jane Dyer Ages 0-5 The wonderfully soothing pictures are a highlight in this gorgeous bedtime story that bids goodnight to a variety of animals. The rhyming words and lilting rhythm will help lull your child to sleep, much like the baby animals in the book being snuggled by […]
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Could your child benefit from a multivitamin?

It’s a widely accepted that for good health, kids need a varied and nutritious diet filled with foods such as fresh fruit and veggies, dairy products and good quality protein. In a perfect world, this would happen every day, every meal. You, as a parent, would have the time to prepare all their meals from […]
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Healthy drinks for kids

Looking for something healthy to hydrate your kids? Forget the cordials, soft drinks and fruit juices, which are typically high in tooth‐decaying sugar and consider one of the following options: Water – For kids of all ages, water is the best thirst‐quencher and should be the beverage of choice. Water is one of the body’s […]
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Mineral RDIs for kids

Just like vitamins, minerals help little bodies grow, develop and stay healthy but are your kids getting what they need? Outlined below are the recommended daily intakes (RDI’s), or average daily requirements, of important minerals for different age groups. This information can help you to ensure your kids consume enough of the right foods to […]
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How a healthy tummy can help prevent kid’s allergies

A healthy tummy does more than just support a healthy digestive system. Increasing evidence has linked changes to the delicate balance of intestinal flora with the development of common allergies in children including eczema and hayfever. It also suggests that probiotics may have a positive effect in reducing the risk of allergy symptoms in some […]
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Benefits of a garlic, echinacea, vitamin C and zinc supplement

When it comes to immune support, garlic, echinacea, vitamin C and zinc are popular natural immune remedies and for good reason. Each plays a different role in supporting the immune response and assisting in the relief of mild upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold. Each ingredient and its benefits are explained below. […]
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How to grow healthy bones

Would you like to know the recipe for building healthy bones throughout childhood? It comes down to three main simple ingredients: calcium, vitamin D and physical activity. Each of these plays an important role in the formation of strong, healthy bones and helps reduce bone weakness and breaks. Calcium for healthy bones Calcium is one […]
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Tips to send your child back to school healthy

As the end of the year approaches, everyone starts looking forward to summer holidays and the festive season. Holidays mean long days at the beach, barbecues and plenty of fun with friends and family. Before long, January overtakes December and it’s time for a whole new school year to begin. Keep in mind that the […]
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Inside a healthy child’s lunchbox

Providing your children with healthy and varied lunches and snacks is important for their active growing bodies. Eating healthy food throughout the day gives your kids the nutrients needed to fuel their body and mind, helping them to concentrate and learn. Here are some lunchbox suggestions that are nutritious, easy to prepare and appetising, even […]
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How much protein do children need?

Kids need adequate protein in order to grow up strong and healthy. Protein is essential for the developing immune system and brain, and the growth and maintenance of the body’s supporting structures including bones, muscles, skin and hair. In fact, every cell in the human body contains protein. Your body uses the protein you eat […]
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Dietary requirements of primary school children

As children grow bigger, their need for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients also increases. By the time kids reach primary school age, good nutrition is needed to help them grow and develop, concentrate at school and to fuel their busy days. This is also a time to encourage healthy eating habits that will hopefully continue […]
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Dietary requirements of high school children

The rapid growth spurt that occurs as children move into adolescence and throughout the teenage years means that they need plenty of energy and nutrients. Unfortunately, this is also the time where many kids develop a taste for takeaway, fast food or even fad diets and therefore may not be consuming the right nutrients that […]
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How to reduce stress at work

A little bit of stress in the workplace is normal, but when it’s constant it can take a toll on your productivity and relationships, and impact on your physical and emotional health. Perhaps you’re working long hours, have constant pressure to perform or have unrealistic deadlines. You can’t control everything in your work environment but […]
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Best whole grain sources for kids

White bread, pasta and rice are common in many households, but while these foods may temporarily fill kids up and give them energy, they’re lacking in fibre and other nutrients that growing bodies need. Whole grains are less processed than their white counterparts. All the grain is used hence the name “whole” grain, and includes […]
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Simple steps to helping you child through allergy season

Are seasonal allergy symptoms leaving your child tired, unable to concentrate and down in the dumps? It’s no surprise considering they can affect the simplest of activities and coincide with arguably the best time of the year. The good news is there are ways to ensure allergies don’t ruin all the fun. Here’s how: Organise […]
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How multivitamin supplements can help with fussy eating

Many children go through a phase of fussy eating at least once in their life. This occasional refusal to eat a particular food or even a whole meal is nothing to worry about, provided your child is otherwise well. However, a pattern of fussiness over longer periods may compromise your child’s nutrition status and can […]
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How much salt can kids have

Salt, or dietary sodium, is an important nutrient that’s necessary for the function of nerves and muscles, and keeps the correct balance of fluid in the body. Your body only needs a small amount of sodium to perform its role and too much is detrimental. If you have too much salt in your body and […]
Muesli Bowl for Breakfast with Blueberries and Raspberries

What you’re missing out on when you skip breakfast

We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is it really true? Does it matter if you run out the door with just a coffee in hand or wait until lunch time to eat? The answer is yes for so many reasons. It helps your body […]
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Why choose Cenovis multivitamins?

Strolling down the vitamin aisle of any grocery store can be confusing. With so many different brands and varieties of supplements lining the shelves, it can be difficult to know where to begin let alone which one is right for your unique needs. There are several good reasons why a Cenovis multivitamin might be the […]
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How you can assist with your child’s mild anxiety

Mild anxiety can be a normal part of growing up and many kids will go through it at some stage. They might be troubled by an upcoming test, worried about monsters under the bed, being alone, their friendships or being on time, and may avoid unfamiliar situations. When children experience mild anxiety, it isn’t always […]
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Top reasons multi-tasking parents take multivitamins

Being a parent is often akin to being a master multitasker. While doing 100 different things at once can help you achieve a lot more in a shorter space of time, it can potentially also affect your health and wellbeing. Taking a daily multivitamin may be one step in helping mums and dads give their […]
Echinacea flowers

What is echinacea and how can it help?

Echinacea is a popular herbal remedy derived from the asteracea (daisy) family. It originated in North America where it was traditionally used to help manage illness and external wounds amongst other things. Today, echinacea is well recognised for its immune enhancing properties and is often used to assist in the management of upper respiratory tract […]
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How B vitamins help boost energy

Vitamins naturally occur in food and are needed for the body to function properly. There are 13 vitamins, eight of which belong to a group called B‐vitamins or B complex. They perform hundreds of important tasks throughout the body. In particular, the B vitamins play an essential role in energy production, as well as in […]
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Vitamin RDIs for kids

Do you wonder if your kids are consuming the right amount of vitamins needed to grow and develop well? Outlined below are the recommended daily intakes (RDIs), or average daily requirements, of vitamins for kids. You can use this information to help make good decisions on what foods to include in your child’s daily diet. […]
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Why children need iron

Iron is an essential nutrient that’s needed to make haemoglobin, the component of red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen. Red blood cells circulate throughout the body to deliver oxygen to the tissues. Iron is also needed to activate a key enzyme in energy production from the metabolism of food. Ensuring adequate levels of iron […]
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Benefits of vitamin C for children

Consuming adequate vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is important for kids. It plays a number of important roles in the body, acting as an antioxidant and immune supporter, helping build the protein collagen and enhancing the absorption of iron in the body. Antioxidant effects: In the body, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant […]
Healthy Children's Diet

Ideal intake for a healthy child

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What you should do a week before exam

Studying for an exam can be stressful and all‐consuming but there are ways to prepare and cope with the extra demands being placed on you. Some ways to approach exams in the week prior include: Organise your time – It’s a good idea to create a weekly timetable for yourself, firstly putting in everything you […]
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How to reduce social anxiety

If you have mild social anxiety you may feel uncomfortable or fearful of certain social situations, especially those you aren’t familiar with, where you won’t know many people or if you feel you’ll be judged by others. Even just the thought of mingling with others may trigger sweating, rapid breathing or an upset stomach in […]
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Reading food labels

Learning how to read food labels can help you to make healthier choices for your family. Here are a few quick tips to make healthy food shopping a whole lot quicker and easier. Nutrition information panel The nutrition information panel must be listed on all packaged foods and helps you determine how much energy, sugar, […]
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Benefits of probiotics for kids

Your body naturally contains hundreds of different types of good bacteria, which help to digest food, and keep your intestines and immune systems healthy. Probiotics are good (friendly) bacteria and are found naturally in foods such as yoghurt and cheeses, and in supplements. It’s thought that some digestive problems may happen when the balance of […]
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Why kids need calcium and vitamin D for bone health

The best time to build the healthiest skeleton possible is throughout childhood and adolescence. Up to 90% of peak bone mass is achieved by the late teenage years, which makes youth the best time to invest in bone health.1 As the thicker and stronger bones become, the less they’re likely to weaken and break later […]
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Can men and women take the same multivitamin?

It’s no secret that men and women are very different and that goes for our nutritional needs also, especially during the child‐bearing years. After that time, nutritional needs become very similar which is why multivitamins for older age groups are often the same. To address the nutritional needs of people of childbearing years, there are […]
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What is vitamin C and how can it help

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a nutrient that needed for numerous body functions. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans lack the ability to make vitamin C, which means that we must obtain it from the diet.1 The numerous roles that vitamin C plays in the body include: Antioxidant – Vitamin C acts as an […]
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Why children need zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral and one of the most important nutrients for rapidly growing bodies. It’s involved in the healthy growth and development of children as it’s required for building new tissues. Zinc is also needed for the activity of more than 100 different enzymes in the body and plays a role in: Immune […]
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Top ten brain foods for children

What your child eats can influence their brain development and function. Just like the rest of the body, growing brains need nutrients, which can be found in a well-rounded diet. Memory, attention span and the ability to learn, all benefit from good food choices. Although when it comes to brain foods, some are better than […]
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How much fish oil does my child need?

Fish oil is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are important for the health and wellbeing of growing bodies. Omega 3’s are important structural components of the body’s cell membranes and in children they support the development of the eyes, brain and nerves, and […]
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Childhood calcium requirements

Calcium is a must‐have nutrient in kids’ diets because it’s a key building block for strong, healthy bones and teeth, and is needed for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles. Nevertheless, many mums and dads won’t be aware of how much is enough for their growing kids. The recommended daily intake (RDI), or average […]
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How much fat can children have in their diet?

Contrary to popular belief, fat is an important component of a healthy diet, especially for kids. Fats are needed for the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and provide a valuable source of energy. Fat components are also important building blocks of all cells in the body.1 Not all fats are […]
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Your ultimate guide to children’s allergies

What is an allergy? An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a substance that’s normally harmless to most people. These substances are known as allergens and may be found in foods, some medicines and our environment. Allergies are becoming increasingly common in Australia and New Zealand, and affect up to 40% of children. […]
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Benefits of Cenovis Mens multi plus

What is an allergy? An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a substance that’s normally harmless to most people. These substances are known as allergens and may be found in foods, some medicines and our environment. Allergies are becoming increasingly common in Australia and New Zealand, and affect up to 40% of children. […]
10 ways successful parents start their day

10 ways successful parents start their day

Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier – This way, you don’t have to jump out of bed and rush through your morning. You can begin your morning by lying in bed, slowly waking up. Mentally go through what you’re going to wear, what you’re going to do, what you’re going to have for breakfast. It’s […]
How to get more energy

How to get more energy

A lack of energy is something we all suffer from time to time and is usually a consequence of nonstop busy lives. Feeling tired however, doesn’t need to be a constant fixture in your days. There are ways to recharge your batteries without fuelling up on caffeine or sugar such as: Fuel up on nutritious […]
10 tips to get more out of your day

10 tips to get more out of your day

Sometimes it can be very hard to manage the demands on our time. However, it is possible to take control of your time and enjoy a healthy balance of work and play. Do it the night before – Save time in your day by doing things the night before. This not only saves you time […]
11 five-minute energy boosters

11 five-minute energy boosters

Take a power nap – No, not a cosy sleep – a short 5 to 10 minutes, max, power nap. A power nap will help you refresh your body’s system. Do five or more push-ups -It’s amazing what a couple of push-ups will do for you if you have low energy — your blood circulates […]
Benefits of Cenovis Women’s Multi +Energy Boost

Benefits of Cenovis® Women’s Multi +Energy Boost

Cenovis® Women’s Multi + Energy Boost is a convenient 2‐in‐1 formula designed especially for the needs of busy women. It combines the benefits of a comprehensive multivitamin with the additional benefit of energy support ingredients to give the body the extra support it needs to get through a demanding day. The many benefits of Cenovis® […]
Could you benefit from a multivitamin?

Could you benefit from a multivitamin?

A healthy diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, protein and healthy fats should provide most of the nutrients you need for good health. The reality is that not everyone manages to eat a healthy diet and many diets fall short in nutritional content. By taking a daily multivitamin, you won’t make up […]
If I eat well do I still need a multivitamin?

If I eat well do I still need a multivitamin?

Do you have your two serves of fruit and five serves of vegies every day, ideally of different types and colours? Do you eat a wide variety of nutritious whole grains, lean meat, fish and poultry, eggs, legumes or tofu, yoghurt, cheese, milk or their alternatives on a daily basis? If you do, your diet […]
Key nutrients to look for in a multivitamin

Key nutrients to look for in a multivitamin

Taking a daily multivitamin is a convenient way to help top up your dietary nutritional intake and complements a healthy diet. Key nutrients to look for when choosing the right one for your needs include: B group vitamins ‐ Most of the B vitamins are involved in the release of energy from food. Some are […]
Seven ways to improve your performance

Seven ways to improve your performance

We all want to perform at our best, whether as a parent or on the job but this can be difficult when faced with a busy schedule and juggling multiple tasks at once. Here are seven tips to help you to perform at your peak every day: Prioritise –To help manage your time better, define […]
Tips to balance work and family

Tips to balance work and family

Stick to a schedule Decide what hours you will work and what hours you will have for yourself and your family. And try to stick to this plan. Why not use a time management planner with to-do lists to plan your day, prioritise your tasks, and keep you on track. Make the mornings easier Avoid […]
Top 7 tips to boost your performance

Top 7 tips to boost your performance

Ensure your daily performance is at its peak by trying these 7 simple ways to lower stress, boost your mood, and get more energy. It might give you that extra spark you need to meet the challenges of the day. Get physical – Physical exercise delivers oxygen to the brain and releases the feel-good endorphins, […]
What 9 healthy families do before 9am

What 9 healthy families do before 9am

Having a morning routine can make the difference between total chaos and a smooth start to the day. Everyone in the family will benefit when the first hour of their day is calm. And it’s best to make the rest of the morning as productive, healthy and happy as possible. The day should start with […]
A summer salad packed with calcium for the whole family

A summer salad packed with calcium for the whole family

With summer in full swing and plenty of barbeques and lunches to attend, you might feel pressured to bring a healthy, delicious plate to each function. If you’re keeping an eye on your diet, or simply trying to increase essential vitamins such as calcium its good to remember there are plenty of recipes you can […]
How to include tofu in your diet this summer

How to include tofu in your diet this summer

Tofu sometimes gets a bad rap in popular culture, but we really should take notice of this nutrient- dense food more often. It’s packed with protein and is low in fat. So how can you include it in your diet this summer to get the most out of this beneficial food? There is a huge […]
Active healthy kids and summer sport

Active healthy kids and summer sport

Summer is a great time the family to get active. The days are longer so there’s often ample opportunity to get out and about as a family. However, some of the first things to consider before heading outside are sun safety and temperature. Many parts of Australia heat up over the school holidays so it’s […]
Seasonal school lunch ideas for the summer

Seasonal school lunch ideas for the summer

Now that summer’s getting into full swing, there’s no better time to buy seasonal and stock your child’s lunchbox with fresh goodies. Of course, the warmer months of the year are the perfect time to stock up on fresh berries. Cherries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries – any berry you can think of – will be on […]
School holiday challenge activity: How to build an indoor cubby house

School holiday challenge activity: How to build an indoor cubby house

Do you remember collecting your mum’s best bed sheets and dining chairs and creating a cosy nook to escape to from the real world? Encourage your kids to do the same these school holidays. This activity is a particularly good one for those times when bad weather forces everyone indoors. They’ll simply lose themselves for […]
5 simple steps to a stress free week

5 simple steps to a stress free week

The daily pressures of being a busy parent might leave you frustrated, drained or overwhelmed, but there are simple ways to find a little serenity amongst the chaos. Take a “time out”, and don’t feel guilty about it – You might see any type of self‐care as ‘indulgent’ or ‘impossible’, but it really is vital […]
10 must‐read tips for a healthy pregnancy

10 must‐read tips for a healthy pregnancy

Pregnancy is the perfect time to start taking extra special care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. So if you’re trying to conceive or already have a baby on the way, consider the following tips to increase your chances of having a problem‐free pregnancy, healthy baby and speedy recovery after the birth: Start early ‐ […]
10 weekend activities to get you and the kids outside

10 weekend activities to get you and the kids outside

Did you know that many kids today spend as little as just over an hour each weekday and fewer than five hours on weekends outdoors?1 Many kids prefer to watch TV, play video games or even do chores and homework than venture out of the house!1 Parents too, can become caught up with indoor activities, […]
Benefits of fish oil for active families

Benefits of fish oil for active families

Fish oil is a convenient and superior source of omega 3 essential fatty acids which are needed for the maintenance of general health across all life stages. This makes it a good addition to the diet of active families. Fish oil’s health benefits are many and include: Pregnancy and infant health – Omega 3 fatty […]
Benefits of krill oil

Benefits of krill oil

We’ve seen an abundance of advertising for krill oil but are you any wiser of krill’s benefits and how it compares to its omega 3 counterpart fish oil? Krill oil is derived from a tiny crustacean that resides in the icy waters around Antarctica. Just like fish oil, krill is naturally rich in omega 3 […]
Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls

These nutritious bliss balls make the perfect morning or afternoon treat for kids and grown‐ups alike. You could also package them up as a unique and healthy gift. Makes around 20 balls What you’ll need Food processor. Air tight container. Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats. ½ cup walnuts or almonds*. ½ cup pumpkin seed (pepitas). […]
Healthy Christmas gift ideas that kids can make

Healthy Christmas gift ideas that kids can make

Do you tend to leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute and find yourself scrambling to think of gift ideas for all your nearest and dearest? If this sounds familiar, why not get into the true holiday spirit with your kids by crafting handmade presents that are not only thoughtful but won’t drain the […]
Do I need a zinc supplement?

Do I need a zinc supplement?

Zinc is an essential mineral that is needed for many important functions in the body. It helps build new tissues, and supports growth and development, immunity, healthy skin, bone strength and reproduction. Zinc is naturally available through the diet from foods such as shellfish, beef, pork, turkey, chicken, beans, chickpeas, yoghurt and cashews,1 as well […]
Healthy Christmas pudding recipe

Healthy Christmas pudding recipe

Christmas simply isn’t Christmas without the traditional pudding. Here is our healthy child‐friendly (i.e. non‐alcoholic) version that is quick to make and sure to take centre stage at the table. This is also a recipe that the kids can easily help prepare as there is barely any cooking involved. Makes about 8 mini puddings. What […]
Healthy Christmas tree cookie recipe

Healthy Christmas tree cookie recipe

These healthy Christmas cookies are bursting with flavour and nutritional goodness. They’d go equally well with a glass of eggnog or as a festive party favour. For a unique gift idea, layer all the dry ingredients in a jar, secure with an airtight lid and attach a recipe card. Makes around 20 cookies. What you’ll […]
How can I boost energy and stamina naturally?

How can I boost energy and stamina naturally?

Are you feeling a little flat and finding it hard to get‐up‐and‐go? Skip the coffee and sugar stimulants in favour of these natural energy boosters: Exercise – Although it may seem counter‐intuitive, expending energy by engaging in regular exercise can in fact fight fatigue in the long run.1 Getting that extra energy boost needed to […]
School holiday challenge activity: How to stage a play

School holiday challenge activity: How to stage a play

Staging a play is fun and easy for everyone involved and will help nurture your child’s creativity. You can perform just about any story, find everything you need from around the house, and entertain the kids for a whole afternoon with your theatrical adventure. Here’s a rough guide on how to do it: What you’ll […]
How to start something healthy in the New Year and stick to it

How to start something healthy in the New Year and stick to it

A new year is the perfect time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make, and to start afresh. Many of us will join in this ritual and vow to make a whole host of resolutions. Unfortunately, a large number of people will break them by February. Here are our tips on […]
Start something healthy with a good breakfast

Start something healthy with a good breakfast

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but not many of us eat the kind of breakfast that we should. Morning time constraints, when we’re trying to get ourselves and our kids ready and out the door, can make it challenging. But eating breakfast fit for a king is […]
Start something healthy with healthy breakfast foods

Start something healthy with healthy breakfast foods

Your mother and her mother before her were right – breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids. It helps refuel the body after fasting all night, supports brain power and concentration, and helps you achieve a healthier weight because you’ll be less likely to snack on unhealthy foods later […]
Start something healthy with these easy health tips

Start something healthy with these easy health tips

Being “healthier” doesn’t mean you have to overhaul your entire diet and lifestyle. Sometimes all it takes are a few simple tweaks. Start something healthy today with these quick‐and‐easy health tips for the whole family: Do some morning yoga stretches like cat‐cow and downward dog or several star jumps. It will help boost circulation, revive […]
Start something healthy with these healthy living tips

Start something healthy with these healthy living tips

The benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle can last a lifetime and it’s never too late, or early, to start something healthy. Try including the following healthy living tips into your family’s daily routine: Aim for two fruits and five veggies – Fruit and vegetables are nutritional powerhouses filled with fibre, vitamins, minerals and […]
Top reasons multi‐tasking parents take multivitamins

Top reasons multi‐tasking parents take multivitamins

Being a parent is often akin to being a master multi‐tasker. While doing 100 different things at once can help you achieve a lot more in a shorter space of time, it can potentially also affect your health and wellbeing. Taking a daily multivitamin may be one step in helping mums and dads give their […]
How to get the kids outside this summer

How to get the kids outside this summer

Some days it’s near impossible to encourage the kids to move away from the computer, television or video game and get them outside for some fresh air. While this might not be a problem during a cold and wet winter, in summer there are plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors and the health […]
Why do I need fish oil?

Why do I need fish oil?

In recent years fish oil has been hailed for its health‐giving effects and has become an increasingly popular health remedy for people of all ages. You may still be wondering what all the fuss is about and questioning if your body really needs it. What exactly is fish oil? Fish oil is derived from the […]
Healthy eating guidelines for kids

Healthy eating guidelines for kids

Good nutrition in kids is vital for their proper growth and development so it’s important that kids eat well to receive all the nourishment their growing bodies need. As a parent, encouraging healthy eating habits in your little ones can have long lasting effects; behaviours regarding food that are learnt during childhood can have a […]
Healthy and nutritious menu ideas for kids’ parties

Healthy and nutritious menu ideas for kids’ parties

When you’re hosting a party for your child, it can be challenging not to give in to the typical party fare; it’s often convenient, cheap and sweet! However, if you’re concerned about kids’ nutrition and don’t want to deal with the after‐effects of too much sugar and artificial additives, try some of the healthier treats […]
Do I need an omega 3 supplement?

Do I need an omega 3 supplement?

Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for human health but our bodies cannot make them. You therefore need to obtain them from food or supplements. Omega 3’s play a number of important roles in the body including: Supports the normal development and function of the brain in children. Helps maintain heart health and assists in […]
Benefits of looking after your joints while young

Benefits of looking after your joints while young

Healthy joints are important for the enjoyment of everyday life, yet they can easily be overlooked when we’re young. By protecting your joints now, while they’re in good shape, may help maintain their health and mobility, and reduce the risk of developing joint problems later on. Whether your joints are in peak condition or you’re […]
Benefits of fish oil for busy mums

Benefits of fish oil for busy mums

Although we know it’s good for us, consuming the recommended two to three servings of oily fish every week isn’t always achievable, especially for busy mums. That means we may be missing out on important omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for a healthy body. Giving your body a daily boost of omega 3 […]
Transition tips for parents with kids starting Kindergarten

TRANSITION TIPS FOR PARENTS WITH KIDS STARTING KINDERGARTEN

For a young child, it can be frightening to suddenly confront a complete change in routines and social groups so moving from home or preschool to “big” school can often be a little nerve wracking. These simple tips will give you some confidence when getting ready to face the first day of kindergarten together. Before […]
How does tea and coffee affect your iron intake?

How does tea and coffee affect your iron intake?

There’s nothing quite like getting the kids into bed and sitting down after a long day to a hot cup of tea or coffee to help you unwind. It’s a habit many parents love and for some, a drink they can’t do without. After all, it’s a good way to add a little extra water […]
Allergic or intolerant: what are the differences?

Allergic or intolerant: what are the differences?

Allergic reactions and intolerances to food and other dietary materials aren’t uncommon. In fact, about one per cent of all adults are affected by a food allergy, while roughly five per cent of all children will experience an allergic reaction to something in a food or drink1. On the other hand, many people suffer from […]
5 healthy summer snacks for the whole family

5 healthy summer snacks for the whole family

When summer rolls around we can all look forward to tasty fresh produce – the upshot of which is that so many of them can be great for you! So, when the weather warms up and many of these foods come into season, there’s no better time to include them in your meals and snacks […]
The importance of a sleep routine

THE BEST WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FAMILY’S SLEEP ROUTINE

Having a sleep routine in place can help improve the quality of sleep for the whole family. When we make a consistent effort to relax and unwind before bed time and let go of the day’s stresses we will generally get to sleep more easily and wake up recharged the following morning. A relaxing sleep […]
Coping with a fussy eater at breakfast

TIPS TO COPE WITH A FUSSY BREAKFAST EATER

Breakfast is often a rushed affair where Mums and Dads are trying to get both themselves and their kids ready and out the door. Coping with a fussy eater at the same time can make mornings even more hectic. But there are ways to take the stress out of breakfast time and ensure kids get […]
Five tips for coping with a fussy eater at dinner time

FIVE TIPS FOR COPING WITH A FUSSY EATER AT DINNER TIME

If you have a fussy eater, you probably dread the dinner time negotiation. After all, it’s at the end of the day, you may be a little tired and the kids are more than likely exhausted after a busy day. The last thing anyone wants is a showdown over the broccoli, but you’re determined to […]
Fussy eater recipes for kids

EASY RECIPES FOR FUSSY EATERS

If you’ve become disheartened over many discarded meals, here are some recipes that even the fussiest of fussy eaters won’t be able to refuse. Tasty Tacos Set up a taco bar with an array of toasted tortillas, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, avocado, coriander, grated cheese, natural yoghurt, lime wedges, mince, chicken, fish or beans and […]
Fussy eating food habits in children

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FUSSY EATING IN CHILDREN

It’s not unusual for kids to be fussy eaters. In fact it is estimated that nearly half of all children go through a fussy eating stage and even 22% of parents admit to being picky too.1 There are all kinds of fussy eaters. Those who: Refuse to try new foods Only eat certain foods such […]
Top 10 tips for a fussy eater

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A FUSSY EATER

If you have a little one in your household that’s a fussy eater, you’re certainly not alone. Refusing to eat or turning up their noses at new foods is simply part of being a kid, which can be difficult when you want to ensure they’re getting all the nutrients they need to grow and be […]
Brisbane twins design the Socceroos' official mascot

Brisbane twins design the Socceroos’ official mascot

Talented Brisbane twins Tom and Harrison Searle won an Australia-wide competition to design the Socceroos’ official mascot, and the proud pair were on hand in Gosford on Sunday for the unveiling at the first of two Socceroo Fan Days. Football Federation Australia (FFA) and official vitamin partner, Cenovis, offered Australians a once in a lifetime […]
Essential supplies for the first day of Kindergarten

MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR CHILD’S FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN

The first day of Kindergarten is the start of a big adventure in learning for kids. Ensuring they have everything they need to start the year off right is essential! You have probably received a list of requirements during orientation day but in case you haven’t, this list may be a handy reference. Plain graphite […]
Tips on buying school uniforms

HOW TO TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF BUYING SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Back to school can be expensive and tiring, and while the school will usually direct parents to an official supplier who holds the range of uniforms required for the year it’s worthwhile undertaking your own price comparisons with the specialty shops and variety discount stores who carry school wear as well. Alternatively ask the school […]
Healthy at any age – In your 40’s

FIVE EASY TIPS FOR HEALTH IN YOUR 40S

Reaching the big 4‐0 is quite an achievement and signals the end of our young adulthood years. This can be a time when you may have growing children and a demanding job, which makes it easy to put your health aside. Whilst your 40s is still young, it’s an important decade to evaluate your health […]
Healthy at any age – in your 50’s

FIVE EASY TIPS FOR HEALTH IN YOUR 50S

Our 50’s are an exciting time of life, after all 50 is the new 40. By now we’ve accumulated decades of life experience; many of us will have had several career changes and brought up a family who may now be adults starting their own families. The future looks bright. These are good years, but […]
Healthy at any age – In your 60’s

FIVE EASY TIPS FOR HEALTH IN YOUR 60S

Being a 60 something in today’s world is a lot different to how our parents and their parents lived during their 60’s. Compared to earlier generations, retirement is coming later so we’re now likely to be working throughout most of our 60’s, our children may still need our support and we’re generally healthy. Because our […]
Family health tips for holidays

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY ON HOLIDAYS

Going on holiday is designed to be a fun and relaxing time – and hopefully most of the time, it is! However, it’s still a good idea to take your overall health into account while on the road, especially when kids are involved. If you’re heading to the beach or plan to explore the great […]
Healthy at any age – in our 30’s

SIX SIMPLE TIPS FOR HEALTH IN YOUR 30S

For many of us our 30’s can be hectic; you may have just started a family, moved up in your career or are in the middle of renovating your first home. Our responsibilities increase, our schedules get busier, and if we’re not careful, we can become so preoccupied that we neglect our health. But taking […]
Thinking about introducing a dog into the family?

WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A FAMILY DOG

Many families enjoy all the fun, affection and activity that comes with having a pet.But deciding on which type can be a tricky decision as can bringing a new pet into a family with young kids. Dogs are particularly popular, but is a dog right for your family and situation, and how will it affect […]
Healthy at any age – In your 20’s

SEVEN SIMPLE TIPS FOR HEALTH IN YOUR 20S

In our 20’s most of us are at our physical peak but this can also make us feel invincible. During this exciting decade where most of us will be completing our formal education and living independently, we tend to adopt poor lifestyle choices like eating junk food, staying out late and skimping on sleep, consuming […]
Back to school tips for parents

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR PARENTS

When your kids are returning to school from a long break or exciting holiday, things can get hectic. Often the normal routine has relaxed and that might mean that during the first few days back at school it will be challenging to get out the door on time. However, here are a few tips to […]
The importance of antioxidants in winter

WHY YOU NEED ANTIOXIDANTS IN WINTER

Antioxidants help to keep us healthy by protecting the body’s cells from free radical damage due to normal body functions and exposure to toxins and pollutants. The army of warriors that make up our immune systems (our immune cells) can also fall victim to free radicals, which means antioxidants are important for helping to keep […]
Your immune system

EASY WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY

Your immune system is an amazing thing. It helps to protect us and fights infection from microbes such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system is made up of specialised cells, including white blood cells and lymphocytes, as well as chemicals and proteins called antibodies.1 How does the immune system develop? We’re all born with […]
Teaching kids fair play

HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILD FAIR PLAY

When you have children, you quickly begin to learn the art of compromise! While sometimes it can be all too easy to give them just what they want when they’re throwing on a tantrum, it’s a good idea to stick to the rules as often as possible and by doing so, help to teach them […]
Igniting your creativity spark

IDEAS TO GET YOUR CREATIVITY BACK

[By Clare Chadwick] I truly believe that creativity runs on an ever-turning cycle. It’s a wave that you can jump on board and ride. It’s a process of give and take. Some of us are naturally creative. It’s in our blood, we’re born like that. Others have to search for stimulus and inspiration to fire […]
Top four fun meal ideas for picky eaters

FOUR FUN MEALS PICKY EATERS WILL LOVE

If despite your best efforts your picky eater is turning up their nose at what you put on the table or in their lunchbox, try these fun healthy kid‐friendly meal ideas. Traffic light sandwiches – Lay two slices of wholemeal bread on a cutting board. Use avocado to butter the bread. Lay lettuce on the […]
Co-Sleeping. When your bed is no longer YOUR bed

IS CO-SLEEPING FINE FOR THE FAMILY?

[By Claire Chadwick] I didn’t realise how many opinions and arguments were involved in the topics surrounding raising kids, until I became a Mother. Sometimes it feels like you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. You have to tread lightly with the how’s and why’s of the way you parent, which […]
Is your child a fussy eater?

REASONS WHY YOUR CHILD MIGHT BE A FUSSY EATER

According to some experts, a child is considered a fussy eater if they’re unwilling to try new foods at least half of the time.1 They may also only like certain foods, lose interest in food altogether, love something one day, refuse it the next, become sensitive about mixing certain foods or particular about how their […]
Top strategies to win over fussy eaters

TOP STRATEGIES TO WIN OVER FUSSY EATERS

While it’s considered normal for kids to go through periods of fussy eating, it doesn’t make it any less frustrating for parents. However, there are some tried and tested strategies that may help your child become a more adventurous eater. Some of the Cenovis Mums have shared what they do and what they try to […]
How to tell an allergy from a cold for kids

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD HAS AN ALLERGY OR A COLD

Every now and again, your kids will have a stuffy nose. But how can you tell if this common complaint is due to an allergy or the common cold? Here are some signs to look out for and what you can do if think you may be dealing with allergies. Deciphering your symptoms: Allergies & […]
Toddlers and fussy eating

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH FUSSY EATING TODDLERS

Toddlers are notoriously fussy eaters, which can be a source of stress for many parents. We all want our kids to thrive and it can be hard not to worry when they refuse to eat their veggies or only eat small amounts at mealtimes. In fact, it’s estimated that eight out of ten Mums and […]
Top seven ways to get your child to eat their veggies

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO GET YOUR CHILD TO EAT THEIR VEGGIES

If there is one food group that kids will avoid, it’s veggies. They seem to be born with an instinctive aversion to the nutrient‐dense vegetable kingdom,which may get a little frustrating come dinner time. However with a little creativity and patience there are ways to encourage your fussy eater to not only eat their veggies, […]
How do I choose the right milk for my family?

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MILK FOR YOUR FAMILY

Milk is a staple for every fridge in Australia – we need it for our cereals, our coffees and our milkshakes. But how do you choose which milk is right for your family? With so many options on supermarket shelves, we often have to pick between different coloured tops without really knowing exactly what’s in […]
Top 10 tips for picky eaters

TOP 10 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH A PICKY EATER

We all want our kids to grow up strong and healthy and that means eating a variety of nutritious foods every day. Unfortunately, when you have a picky eater in the household, this is easier said than done. But there are ways to avoid waging a war over broccoli at the dinner table: Be a […]
Garden herbs that heal

HEALING GARDEN HERBS

There is nothing quite like using your very own herbs from the garden to add a little flavour to your meals. But did you know many of these common herbs can be used for medicinal purposes and could be a valuable addition to your family’s first aid kit? We’ve listed ten of our favourite healing […]
How to set up a soccer field at home

SIMPLE STEPS TO SET UP A SOCCER FIELD AT HOME

Soccer is an extremely beneficial sport for kids and with World Cup fever taking over it’s a great time to learn a thing or two about the World Game! Not only does it help boost fitness, encourage healthy bones and muscles and improve motor skills like coordination and balance, it also fosters great personal attributes […]
Encouraging your child on the sporting field

6 POSITIVE WAYS TO SUPPORT YOU CHILD ON THE SPORTING FIELD

Almost every parent has experienced that mother or father standing at the edge of the sport’s field, yelling out instructions to their kids. While this type of involvement with your kids sport can be unhelpful, there are some tips on how you can encourage your child in sports, without them being embarrassed by your sideline […]
How garlic can help your immunity

HOW GARLIC CAN HELP YOUR IMMUNITY

Garlic is a pungent herb that has been used as a food and medicine for various purposes since ancient times. 5000 year old Sanskrit records documented the use of garlic and the Chinese have been using it for over 3000 years.1 Traditionally, garlic has been used as a warming herb to relieve the symptoms of […]
The benefits of sport for kids

THE REASONS WHY YOUR CHILD SHOULD PLAY SPORT

Sports have a number of benefits for children that go beyond simply keeping them fit and healthy – although they go a long way in achieving that, too! Sporting and fitness The Australian government guidelines for physical activity for youth states that “Children and young people should participate in at least 60 minutes (and up […]
Signs and symptoms of low immunity

EASY TO READ SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LOW IMMUNITY

A healthy immune system is essential for overall well-being and to ensure that we stay free of illness. However, our busy modern lives are full of things that may lower our immunity, such as stress, poor diet, lack of sleep and working long hours. We often hear about the negative impacts these factors may have […]
How to keep the whole family healthy in winter

SIMPLE WINTER TIPS TO KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY HEALTHY

Keeping colds and flu at bay in winter is always a challenge, especially when you have the whole family to try and keep healthy. While there is no guarantee that you can create a cold and flu free zone this winter, a good balanced diet will help provide plenty of nutrients that will boost your […]
Regular health check‐ups you can do at home

QUICK HEALTH CHECKS TO DO AT HOME

While regular check‐ups with your GP are recommended, there are simple health checks you can do at home in between visits. By taking just a few minutes out of your day, week or month to do the following health self‐checks you can learn to recognise if something is out of the ordinary. After all, you […]
Creating a family routine

WHY YOU SHOULD IMPLEMENT A FAMILY ROUTINE

Putting a structured family routine in place might be something to consider for the benefit of your family this year. While you can’t guarantee a routine will eliminate hectic moments and tears or tantrums, routines can go a long way in fostering a calm, healthy environment. While a family routine can have some repetitive elements, […]
Three reasons olive leaf is good for your skin, hair and health

HOW OLIVE LEAF HELPS YOUR SKIN, HAIR AND HEALTH

While the olive tree is most well‐known for its fruit crop and oil, its leaves have been used for eons due to their health benefits. Packed with antioxidants and plant nutrients, the extract from the leaves of the olive tree (olive leaf) may help keep your body fighting fit both on the inside and outside. […]
How to baby-proof your home

ESSENTIAL WAYS TO BABY-PROOF YOUR HOME

Those about to become first-time mums, will need to start thinking about how to make the home safer for your child. It’s best to start these plans early as those nine months will disappear very quickly. Although your baby is unlikely to ever be out of sight as a newborn, it still pays to cover […]
Bone builders for kids

SIMPLE TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR CHILDREN’S BONES

Strong bones are an important but often neglected aspect of our overall health. Building strong bones during childhood is especially important because it lays the foundation for healthy bones in later years. Here are some things you can do to help boost your child’s bone building power. Get them outside Modern kids are often stuck […]
The cost of having a cold…

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HAVING A COLD

With winter fast approaching it’s time to batten down the hatches and get ourselves settled indoors where it is nice and cosy along with everyone else in the household. As you’d expect colds are more common in the winter months mainly because people are in closer contact with each other at this time of year […]
How to prepare kids for a new baby in the family

SIMPLE WAYS TO PREPARE FOR A NEW BABY IN THE FAMILY

Just one of the many things to think about when you find out you’re pregnant is how to prepare your other children for the arrival of their new baby sibling. Much of the way you approach the subject will depend on them. How old are they? How mature are they? How interested are they in […]
Simple ways to strengthen your immune system

STRENGTHENING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

Keeping yourself and the rest of the family healthy can be hard work, especially during the winter months when coughs and colds seem to be doing the rounds everywhere. Fortunately there are simple steps you can take to support your immune system and keep yourself as healthy as possible. Reduce stress Stress is a part […]
Encourage your kids to try new sports

WHY YOU SHOULD ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO TRY NEW SPORTS

Sport and physical activity are an important part of a healthy childhood. Sport supports the growth and development of bones and muscles, helps to control weight, eases levels of anxiety & stress and helps children to foster social skills like fair play, teamwork and leadership. But how do you encourage kids to play sport when […]
Preparing your child for school

SIMPLE STEPS TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR STARTING SCHOOL

Starting your child at school is a big moment for parents and kids alike. However, there are ways you can make this significant transition easier and steps you can take to ensure your child is prepared as much as possible. Here is some advice to help you manage this important period. In the months before […]
Exercise ideas for the whole family

FUN EXERCISES TO GET THE WHOLE FAMILY MOVING

Exercise is an obvious and extremely important part of everybody’s health. However, these days more and more people are increasingly inactive, as technology means that we don’t have to move as much to do certain tasks or get around. Technology also means there are more distractions indoors, such as computers and video games that keep […]
How to cover a book in contact paper in six easy steps

MAKE COVERING A BOOK HASSLE-FREE WITH SIX SIMPLE STEPS

When school starts there will be a flurry of book covering happening in homes across Australia. But covering a book can be extremely frustrating, especially when dealing with contact paper! This simple guide will help you master the skill in no time, leaving more time for the family to enjoy the remaining holidays. These tips […]
The importance of sleep for newborns

WHY SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR NEWBORNS HEALTH

Everyone needs sleep but some need it more than others. At the top of the sleep‐need list are newborns who generally spend more time asleep than awake. It’s a pity that this can’t be said about their sleep‐deprived parents. Getting enough sleep is important for newborn babies as it supports their healthy growth and development, […]
Are probiotics all they're cracked up to be?

CAN PROBIOTICS REALLY HELP MY FAMILY

Are probiotics good for my family? You can find all sorts of products in the supermarket and pharmacy when it comes to probiotics. But are they as great as everyone claims? The short answer is yes. Probiotics can help to boost your family’s health in a variety of ways and we’ve included a few below […]
Exercising with your baby

SIMPLE WAYS TO EXERCISE YOUR BABY

Parents of newborns will know it’s hard to squeeze in any time for yourself – let alone time for exercise! However, it’s important that when your doctor gives you the okay to start exercising again after childbirth, you keep up a fitness regimen. This will help to keep your energy levels up and maintain a […]
Quick and easy lunchbox ideas

WAYS TO MAKE LUNCHBOX PACKING FASTER AND EASIER

Packing lunch doesn’t have to be time consuming. There are many ways to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch in a short amount of time so there shouldn’t be any reason not to eat well every day. Below are some ideas to get you started: Sandwiches A quick and nutritious sandwich is easy to make. […]
How to pack a school lunch in 5 minutes

HERE’S HOW TO PACK A LUNCHBOX IN 5 MINUTES

When you’ve got a million other things to do, packing a lunchbox for your child can seem like a mammoth task and then come all the concerns: will they eat it? Are they getting enough of the right foods? Is it healthy enough? Luckily, there are ways to put a lunch together so it will […]
Online Etiquette

SIMPLE TIPS FOR ONLINE ETIQUETTE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

[By Claire Chadwick] Once upon a time, if you wanted to say something to someone – you did it face to face. Nowadays, there are multitudes of platforms for us to communicate on. Yes, this is a good thing and makes some aspects of our lives easier; but in other ways, it has fostered a […]
Ten steps to a better pregnancy

10 WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND YOUR BABY DURING YOUR PREGNANCY

While expecting a baby is a wondrous event in the making, it can often feel anything but, with the morning sickness, cravings, constant fatigue and digestive discomfort. However there are ways to cope with the many challenges of pregnancy to help keep you feeling good and to ensure your baby gets the support they need […]
The benefits of preschool

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRESCHOOL

When a child is around the age of 3 or 4, you may consider sending them to a preschool or continue with your current arrangements. Of course, sometimes the decision is made for the parents due to their financial situation or lifestyle and there is no choice but preschool. While each choice is personal and […]
Three ways to prepare tomatoes

THREE TASTY WAYS TO PREPARE TOMATOES

Tomatoes are not only delicious, readily available all year round and affordable, they’re also incredibly good for you. This fruit has been linked to health benefits for a variety of diseases, but is also very versatile and simple to incorporate into family favourites new and old. Below are three ideas to get you started with […]
Weekday breakfast ideas for the kids

EXCITING WEEKDAY BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR THE KIDS

Healthy, balanced meals are important for everyone – and that includes breakfast. For children especially, breakfast is an essential meal to give kids enough energy to get through the morning. However, every parent knows sometimes it’s hard enough to get the children out the door in the morning, let alone make sure they’ve eaten a […]
Tips to top up your kids calcium

TIPS TO TOP UP YOUR CHILD’S CALCIUM

Calcium is an important nutrient for kids as it’s vital for building strong and healthy bones and teeth and maintaining their strength later in life. It also plays a crucial role in the health and functioning of nerves and muscle tissue. While many foods contain calcium it can be difficult to make sure little fusspots […]
Healthy food swaps for picky eaters

HEALTHY FOOD SWAPS FOR PICKY EATERS

Will your child only eat one or two foods and then refuse to eat anything else? Do they have an aversion to anything green, just because of the colour? Do they dislike peaches because they’re “hairy” or bananas because they’re “squishy”? Sounds like you have a picky eater on your hands and you’re certainly not […]
Tips to beat the morning rush

DON’T SUFFER MORNING STRESS – TRY THESE TIPS

A good breakfast will set the kids up for a full day of learning and play. Somehow though, the morning rush is not the easiest time to organise breakfast. If you need a little help organising, why not try these tips we’ve pulled together below: Get up 10 minutes earlier – We know this can […]
What is royal jelly?

What is royal jelly?

Royal jelly has been used as a dietary supplement for hundreds of years in East Asia and has recently gained popularity in the west as well. So, what exactly is it? Royal jelly is a milky white substance secreted by nurse worker bees. It contains high levels of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. […]
Royal Jelly health benefits you didn’t know about

Royal Jelly health benefits you didn’t know about

Royal Jelly is the food of queen honeybees, hence the name. It’s a gelatinous milky‐white substance secreted by the glands of young nurse worker bees, which is used to feed and nurture their reigning queen so that she can be bigger, more fertile and live longer than all the other bees. Because of this, Royal […]
Feeding the fussy eater: 15 tips to help during mealtimes

Feeding the fussy eater: 15 tips to help during mealtimes

It can be easy for tension to mount in a household when you have a fussy eater in your midst, but there are many ways you can deal with fussy eating during mealtimes in a positive way: Set an example – Kids naturally emulate the people around them so if you want them to eat […]
Benefits of propolis

Benefits of propolis

Bees make propolis by gathering buds from certain trees and mixing it with beeswax, pollen and other bee secretions. It’s used to disinfect the hive, seal cracks, build panels and as a means to embalm intruders. This sticky resinous substance also has benefits for human health and has been used for thousands of years for […]
Five things you didn’t know about propolis

Five things you didn’t know about propolis

You may have heard of propolis or even seen it on the shelf, but do you know what it actually is or why it might be good for your body? Below are five things that you may not know about this intriguing natural supplement. Bees create propolis to build their hives – Propolis is a […]
Health benefits of olive leaf

Health benefits of olive leaf

What exactly is olive leaf? Medicinal olive leaf is an extract that comes from the silvery green leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea), a tree which has been an integral part of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culture for centuries. While olives and olive oil are used for food, olive leaf has been known since […]
Bringing baby home – The first eight weeks after childbirth and what they don’t tell you

Bringing baby home – The first eight weeks after childbirth and what they don’t tell you

Bringing your new baby home can be incredibly exciting, demanding and daunting all at once, especially during the first couple of months. Whether it’s your first, second or fifth baby, it takes time to get to know your baby, time to recover from childbirth, and time to feel like your old‐self again. How you feel […]
What is Propolis?

HOW PROPOLIS CAN HELP YOUR HEALTH

Propolis is a hard resinous material that bees make by gathering resin and sap from the buds of poplar and cone‐bearing trees and combining it with beeswax and other bee secretions to use in the construction of their hives. It is generally used as a sealant for unwanted small spaces in the hive. Along with […]
Six tips to encourage your kids to read

SIX TIPS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO READ

Reading is an exciting adventure in anyone’s life as it gives them a lifelong path into many worlds which not only allows their imagination to soar, but encourages their creativity and literary skills. Reading can also help children to develop their knowledge and verbal skills simply by reading and learning at their own pace. If […]
How much iron do we need?

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH IRON?

The importance of iron in your diet is widely accepted, but there can still be some confusion around exactly how much the body needs of this essential nutrient as this largely depends on age and gender. For example, babies and toddlers need a surprisingly large amount of iron to support their rapid growth. From the […]
Garlic and health: How garlic can improve your health today

WHY IS GARLIC SO GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Why is garlic so good for my health? Garlic is a versatile herb that not only enhances the flavour of food but is prized for its numerous health benefits including support for our immune and cardiovascular systems. Underneath that pungent odour is a complex combination of nutritional goodness. Garlic bulbs contain organosulfur compounds, protein and […]
What is a probiotic?

WHAT IS A PROBIOTIC?

A ‘probiotic’ is a term used to describe the different types of ‘live’ good bacteria that help to maintain the natural balance of beneficial bacteria in our bodies. A healthy digestive system contains billions of good bacteria which are needed for a number of body functions including: To help guard against the overgrowth of harmful […]
Unexpected benefits of olive leaf

THE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF OLIVE LEAF YOU NEVER CONSIDERED

Olive leaf has a long history of use as a traditional remedy for many types of ailments. Nevertheless recent research has found some surprising health benefits of this herb. It has more than double the antioxidant power of green tea and vitamin C. A recent study conducted by Australian researchers found that olive leaf extract […]
The benefits of a probiotic

THE BENEFITS OF A PROBIOTIC

Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that we all have and need in our gastrointestinal tract. These beneficial bacteria have a number of important benefits for our bodies. Probiotics help maintain digestive health Our digestive tract is the natural habitat for a large and dynamic bacterial community of both the good guys and the bad. Good bacteria […]
How to add veggies into your fussy eater's diet

EASY WAYS TO HIDE THE VEGGIES FOR YOUR FUSSY EATER!

It’s well-known that come meal time, some children just won’t eat their vegetables. No matter what kind of negotiation skills you have, kids often pass through fussy eating stages and just won’t go near the broccoli or brussel sprouts. However, it’s essential that your child gets enough vitamins and minerals for their growth, development and […]
Seven nut free lunch ideas

SEVEN EASY NUT FREE LUNCH IDEAS

School is approaching fast and so is the constant search for interesting lunchbox ideas. Many schools today have restrictions on what can be packed for lunch. Often this includes a nut free policy to protect those with allergies. So if you need to switch out the peanut butter sandwiches, try these suggestions to keep the […]
Probiotic supplements for kids

HOW PROBIOTICS CAN HELP YOUR CHILD

Why would my child need a probiotic supplement? Probiotics have a number of important health benefits, especially for little tummies. They help to boost the levels of “good” or “friendly” bacteria that live in our digestive tract therefore helping to encourage healthy digestion, supporting our immune defences, protecting against the not‐so friendly bacteria and helping […]
Common myths and facts about children and sleep

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHILDREN & SLEEP

Sleep is a vital need for every growing mind and body. Kids who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and less likely to be moody and behave like little monsters, and that’s a fact. When it comes to children and sleep, there’s a lot of information floating around that may not necessarily […]
Saturdays, Schmaturdays!

TIPS TO MAKE YOUR SATURDAYS MORE ENJOYABLE

[By Claire Chadwick] Each Friday afternoon, I get that little buzz. The “yahoo the weekend is here” buzz. You know the one, don’t you? That amazing sense of freedom, that only a Friday can bring! But then that relaxed state-of-mind is quickly dumped out the window early Saturday morning, because Saturdays seem to be just […]
How to sneak extra veggies into kids

GET SNEAKY WITH VEGGIES SO YOUR KIDS EAT MORE

It can be quite a struggle at times getting kids to eat their vegetables but there are ways to sneak them into their food so they are none the wiser! Here are the Cenovis Mums’ ingenious tricks of the trade: The “Hulk” smoothie – Combine yoghurt, milk of your choice, spinach, banana, chia or flax […]
The benefit of a daily immune boost

THE BENEFIT OF A DAILY IMMUNE BOOST

We are constantly under attack from hundreds of viruses, bacteria and other microbes on a daily basis, without even knowing it. Our immune systems are the body’s defence against these foreign invaders and operate with a silent army that helps ward off illness to keep us healthy. Most of the time our immune systems do […]
Top tips for preparing for multiple births

TOP TIPS TO PREPARE YOU FOR MULTIPLE BIRTHS

When you find out you’re having more than one baby you may go through a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from surprise and sheer terror at the thought of coping with more than one baby, to excitement at having double, or even triple, the fun! Birthing and raising multiple babies has a unique set of challenges […]
Hospital bag checklist

HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST

With the multitude of things to plan when waiting for your baby’s arrival, it’s easy to forget about packing a bag for the hospital. By the time you reach 36 weeks, you should be ready to go to the hospital at the drop of a hat – just in case the baby arrives sooner than […]
Me Time! Is there such a thing?

TOP TIPS TO MAKE ‘ME TIME’ A REALITY

[By Claire Chadwick] “Me time.” Two words that are thrown around a lot in today’s society of busy people – especially by women and mothers. It’s something we strive for, fight for, yearn for and work for…..but does it really need to be that hard to find? Well…yes….in most cases, I think it is harder […]
Three reasons why your kids might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Multivitamin

TOP REASONS WHY YOUR KIDS MIGHT BENEFIT FROM CENOVIS KIDS VITA BUDDIES MULTIVITAMIN

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Multivitamins are chocolate flavoured squares that are not only delicious but may be a valuable ‘treat’ for active growing bodies. Here’s why: Kids can be fussy – Are your little ones picky eaters? Do they turn up their noses at the healthy meals you prepare? If this sounds familiar, it could […]
Three reasons why your kids might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Healthy Bones

THREE REASONS WHY YOUR KIDS MIGHT BENEFIT FROM CENOVIS KIDS VITA BUDDIES HEALTHY BONES

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Healthy Bones are yummy vanilla flavoured squares that have a number of advantages for kids and parents alike: Tops up kids’ daily calcium intake ‐ Kids need a lot of calcium during their growing years to build strong bones and teeth. Calcium will also help support healthy muscles and nerve function. […]
What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS?

While they sound very similar and are often confused, prebiotics and probiotics are not the same, although they both help to enhance the growth of healthy bacteria in the body and aid healthy digestion. Probiotics are types of ‘living’ friendly bacteria similar to those that inhabit our digestive tract. They are naturally found in cultured […]
The benefit of a daily multivitamin boost

MAKE YOUR DAY WITH A MULTIVITAMIN BURST

Despite our best efforts, preparing and eating healthy balanced meals every day can be difficult especially when our lives are so busy. This may mean we fall short on the essential vitamins and minerals that our body needs to perform at its best. Even if we’re eating well, daily factors such as stress or strenuous […]
Olive leaf and cholesterol

HELP KEEP YOUR CHOLESTEROL IN CHECK WITH OLIVE LEAF

Cholesterol, a waxy fat‐like substance found in all cells of the body has many important roles to play. It’s needed to make hormones, it’s converted into vitamin D in the skin with exposure to sunshine, it makes up the bile acids that help us digest foods and it helps create the outer coating of all […]
The benefits of olive leaf

THE MANY BENEFITS OF OLIVE LEAF

Olive leaf comes from the olive tree (oleo europaea), a native of the Mediterranean region and has been used over many centuries for its medicinal properties. In fact, it was even mentioned in biblical times.1 Olive leaf extract has many benefits for the body, some of which have been listed below. Antioxidant power – Olive […]
The benefit of a daily energy burst

THE BENEFIT OF A DAILY ENERGY BURST

Many parents often feel tired and it’s no wonder when we’re all trying to juggle all the hectic comings and goings of a busy family. Whether we’re working full‐time or raising the kids, trying to keep the house clean and running smoothly, dealing with a busy social calendar and looking after everyone else’s needs all […]
Five quick morning breakfast ideas

Five quick morning breakfast ideas

Most people know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and how well your kids function at school can be helped by the breakfast they eat. Find the breakfasts that work for your family lifestyle and start something healthy today with these five quick breakfast ideas: Toast a bagel and spread with peanut […]
10 after school snacks for hungry kids

10 EASY AND NUTRITIOUS AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Start something healthy with these 10 snacks to give your little learners the energy for homework and play. Remember, try to keep the portion small so it doesn’t spoil their dinner! Crisp bread with peanut butter or celery sticks with peanut butter are great to crunch on. Microwaved pappadums with a healthy vegetable dip. Instead […]
Getting your baby to sleep

TRIED AND TESTED WAYS TO GET YOUR BABY TO SLEEP

There are various ways to help your baby settle and sleep better, and what works for one baby may not necessarily work for another. It’s normal for newborn babies to wake every few hours throughout the day and night for feeding or attention from you. After three months, a baby will start to recognise the […]
Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

KEEPING YOUR CHILD’S DIGESTION HEALTHY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER – HERE’S HOW

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic sweetie treats have been designed especially with kids in mind and are an easy way to top up their dietary intake. Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic supports kids growing bodies in the following ways: Good for little tummies ‐ Probiotics are strains of active “good bacteria” that live in our […]
Why do kids need probiotics?

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROBIOTICS FOR YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH

From the time we are born, billions of good bacteria find their way into our digestive tract where they help the digestive system do its job as well as support immunity and overall health. As babies are being born they are exposed to a healthy dose of friendly bacteria as they pass through the birth […]
Getting your toddler to sleep: quick and practical tips for saying goodnight

SIMPLE WAYS TO GET YOUR TODDLER TO FALL ASLEEP EASILY

Whether you’re dealing with bedtime rebellion or night time awakenings, getting your toddler to sleep is no small feat. The “terrible twos”, where a toddler decides to assert their independence by being negative and defiant, are a reality for many parents and can be particularly testing at bedtime. Here are some quick and practical tips […]
Baby name trends of 2013

TOP 10 BABY NAMES FOR 2013

If you’re about to have a baby, no doubt one of the biggest decisions on your list is choosing the name for your little one. To help with this decision we’ve taken a look at the top trending names for 2013. 2013 was the year of royal baby George, but his chosen name only came […]
Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic sweetie treats have been designed especially with kids in mind and are an easy way to top up their dietary intake. Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic supports kids growing bodies in the following ways: Good for little tummies ‐ Probiotics are strains of active ‘good bacteria’ that live in our […]
Why do kids need probiotics?

Why do kids need probiotics?

From the time we are born, billions of good bacteria find their way into our digestive tract where they help the digestive system do its job as well as support immunity and overall health. As babies are being born they are exposed to a healthy dose of friendly bacteria as they pass through the birth […]
Kids and probiotics

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROBIOTICS AND KIDS

What are probiotics and what do they do? Probiotics are types of “friendly” or ‘good” bacteria that naturally reside in our gastrointestinal tract, where they play a role in maintaining healthy digestion and keeping us well. The human digestive system contains around 400 different types of good bacteria that help reduce the growth of harmful […]
Summer beauty tips

TOP BEAUTY TIPS FOR THIS SUMMER

[By Claire Chadwick] Summer is on it’s way. For most, this means long days in the sun – enjoying the beach or backyard. Picnics and BBQ’s, pool gatherings and plenty of family fun in the outdoors. For these reasons, summer is my favourite season. I love the longer days, warm mornings, and hey; I love […]
Essential Vitamins - K

WHY YOU NEED VITAMIN K TO STAY HEALTHY

Essential Vitamins - Folate and Folic acid

WHY YOU NEED FOLATE AND FOLIC ACID TO STAY HEALTHY