Tuckshop Makeover

Does Your School Tuckshop Need An Extreme Health Makeover?

Then it is time to speak to Lifestyle Nutrition – headed by Adele Pelteret

Adele is a Clinical Nutritionist & Integrative Lifestyle Consultant, as well as a fully qualified teacher.

Huge volumes of junk food is being fed to our children on a daily . . . → Read More: Tuckshop Makeover

School Nutrition

Why is it so important to have healthy food in schools?

As children spend a significant amount of time at school, they provide an important setting for healthy eating. The influence of school continues through to adulthood. Energy dense, high fat and high sugar snacks dominate the menu in many school tuckshops and vending machines. . . . → Read More: School Nutrition

How Food can affect Mood and Behaviour

The Food and Mood link has been studied for many years, but only until recently are many doctors and the general pubic starting to become aware of its dramatic affects in their lives and especially in the lives of their children.

I was interviewed by Carine van Rooyen of Health24.com about Food & Mood and . . . → Read More: How Food can affect Mood and Behaviour

ADD & ADHD – Dietary & Lifestyle Considerations

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)



It is prudent to try some of these treatments first, before resorting to any drug therapy. You may find that they have an allergy, intolerance or sensitivity to sugar or a food additive and this may be all you need . . . → Read More: ADD & ADHD – Dietary & Lifestyle Considerations

Facts about obesity - Children's Hospital Boston

Facts about Obesity




Overweight and obesity together represent the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Overweight and obesity are not the same, rather, they are different points on a continuum of weight ranging . . . → Read More: Facts about obesity – Children’s Hospital Boston

Childhood Weight Issues & Obesity (2-12)

Childhood Weight Issues & Obesity – Ages 2 – 12

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When there is too much food & drink energy (calories), and not enough energy (calories) being used (exercise, movement, thinking) then the body turns them into fat and stores them.There are also other things that effect a child’s body weight, . . . → Read More: Childhood Weight Issues & Obesity (2-12)





It is important that your child eats at least 1-2 hrs before going to sleep and chews their food well – in an unhurried, peaceful environment. This will improve digestion and also promote a better night’s rest. Stress can slow . . . → Read More: FOOD & SLEEP…….ZZZZZZ

Five Mood-Boosting Tips for Winter

1. Load up on Fruits & Vegetables


Chronic stress can weaken our ability to fight disease. By upping our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits & vegetables, we can boost our immune system. Squash, butternut & carrots are examples of great sources of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Dark green leafy veg, guavas & citrus fruits provide . . . → Read More: Five Mood-Boosting Tips for Winter


One of my favourite sayings comes from The World Health Organisation (WHO): “Health – a state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing – and NOT just the absence of disease!”

It isn’t about ONE thing only – it is about a balance of all.


I, and many experts in the fields of psychology . . . → Read More: NUTRITION RELATING TO YOUR MENTAL & EMOTIONAL STATE


The SA Journal of Natural Medicine

APRIL 2009 – All About Chocolate

The SA Journal of Natural Medicine

MAY 2009 – Detox (mainly about the liver and its function)

The SA Journal of Natural Medicine

JUNE 2009 – 5 Mood-Boosting Tips for Winter

Vibrations Magazine