Writers: Andrea Palmer

Andrea Palmer

Andrea has a passion for food and health and has turned her passion into a profession. As a qualified dietitian and chef Andrea wants to help others feel the same way, which is why she started her own business Food Habits based in Lower Hutt. To find out more go to www.foodhabits.co.nz.

Fun at Mealtimes


Can mealtimes be fun? Sometimes when struggling to get children to eat their dinner fun is the last adjective many parents would use to describe mealtimes. It can be pleasurable though. Here are a few ideas to help make it a reality. Continue reading »

Feeding an active family

dinner recipes

As I am writing this, outside my window it is a beautiful crisp clear Wellington morning – the perfect day for an outdoor adventure with the family.  If the weather allows, or you decide that the elements aren’t going to stop you, it is a good idea to plan ahead and take some food with you. This way you have food on hand when the kids get hungry, you won’t have to rely on finding a shop close by and you have more control over what the family is eating. Food from outside the home generally has less nutritional value, higher fat content and higher energy (kilojoules/calories). It also usually works out a lot more expensive.

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