The New Magic Word: Healthy

I’ve been finding very little time lately to blog, but mostly because I am doing a lot of reading, in many formats, and on many platforms. My readings of the last few months have mostly consisted of scientific articles on nutrition (some results you can see in my other blog). I have also recently started “Food…

Disney, the Unlikely Dietitian

Kid 1 is at that annoying stage in childhood when he could, and would, listen to the same stories over and over and over again. The only things preventing him from listening to them 24/7 are the fact that there is no device to play his stories in his bedroom while he sleeps, and the…

Why Do the French Eat Chocolate for Breakfast?

We are back from our first sun holiday of the year, which is why I have taken a break from writing. Now that we are settling down for more school, work, organising, worrying, caring for others, I can also sit down and process (i.e. write) some of the things I have witnessed in the last…

Schools Should Say No to Sugar (take 2)

Schools Should Say No to Sugar is one of my most popular posts, and I am pleased to see that, as it shows that people are interested in the subject. So I had another read, and while I stand by everything I said in it, I now realise that it should probably go in a…

The Eternal Power Struggle: Kids vs Parents in the Supermarket

I promised a story about how I have been dealing with Kid 1 and his requests for sugary stuff. To begin with, any sort of request from his side started very late, compared to other kids, because I was simply not offering him anything sweet apart from fruit, I didn’t have anything in the house…

The Case Against Sugar – Book Review

The Case Against Sugar is a rather troubling read, and not just because Gary Taubes presents in detail all the wrongs sugar is likely to be doing to our bodies, but also because it shows the cynicism of governments and companies when it comes to promoting sugar consumption. Just like Taubes, I am convinced that…