With every major health organisation now recommending no more than 2-4 teaspoons of added sugar a day for a child, this meal served up to an 8 year old in hospital yesterday is very disappointing. We are all for the occasional treat and perhaps a pick me up when in hospital but 12 teaspoons of sugar in one meal is not the way to rapidly improve health. Think about how ridiculous it would be to spoon 12 actual teaspoons of sugar into the mouth of a sick child. There is enough evidence now that the leading cause of childhood fatty liver disease or type 2 diabetes is excess sugar consumption (not to mention its impact on inflammation ). Our hospitals just have to do better and take a close look at their contracted food partnerships. 3 times the daily recommendation in a single meal is doing far more harm than good. (Thanks to Eva for sending the picture).
“I don’t want to live to be 100. I want to live one more day after Glad goes – so that I can look after her until she dies.”
This #ValentinesDay we look back on one of #60Mins’ most memorable love stories - Bill and Gladys Forward. After 50 years of marriage, these childhood sweethearts have an unbreakable bond, one that has stood the test of time even through Gladys’ devastating Alzheimer’s diagnosis. | FULL STORY: bit.ly/2la4Jlo
Hayley our Head PT at Greenzone Warwick lost a bet and is paying up. We bet 12 eggs to be eaten raw. She lost and was not happy. I reduced it to 6. Still not happy. So I said 3 on live FB . Agreed. Still not happy hahahahaha let's see how it goes!!!
FACT CHECK LIVES! ABC teams up with RMIT University. It's a clever move, so that the ABC is distanced from any possible political criticism when they call out fibs. We're proud of the pressure we applied. You can take some credit by DONATING or JOINING ABC Friends National. www.abcfriends.org.au
We have something very special for your today. For the last couple of weeks we have been following 5 holidaymakers whilst they explore the wonders of our beautiful State. They are:
Robyn from Vancouver Manuel from Belgium Matthijs from Wageningen in Netherlands Lucy from Byron Bay Jeremy from Paris
Each of them have tagged us via one of our instagram accounts, either #TasmaniaGram or #InstaTasmania. I wonder where they have been and what magical places they have explored? Click and see for yourself. We have also included their Tassie descriptions :) #Tasmania
Thank you to everyone who entered our photo competition. We are rapt by the quality and unique nature of the photos from all across Tassie. Here is your Top 40 (it’s actually 42).
FIRST PRIZE PACKAGE (valued at $800) – 2x nights accommodation with either Warratah on York or Areca Hotel (this includes breakfast) + Dinner for 2 at Cataract on Paterson + Admission for 2 at Hollybank Treetops Adventure. What an incredible prize! The winner will be Judge's Choice.
MOST LIKES - the three photos from our final Top 40 selection, with the most votes, will all win a $10 voucher (at the café of your choice).
RANDOM PRIZES - there will also be a number of random prizes for just sharing this Top 40 post on your timeline. These people will all win a $10 voucher (at the café of your choice).
VOTING CLOSES – 11pm (AEST) on Sunday 19th February. Remember to like/follow the Waratah on York and Areca Hotel pages and share this post to your timeline to be eligible for prizes. #Tasmania
We can't recommend this book highly enough. The talented Aussie, Louise Stephen has written a scathing assessment of our current food system. Consider it a comprehensive culinary smackdown. Stay tuned for our interview.