|Sweetened yogurt drinks and high sugar yogurts (especially those labelled low fat)
||High sugar to replace the fat
||natural yogurts with stewed or fresh fruit pieces (soy or plant based yogurt alternatives encouraged)
|Cordial Juice Such as Miwadi or Ribena
||High in artificial sweeteners
||Water flavoured naturally with slices of fresh fruit.
|Fruit juice (even pure fruit juice):
||Juicing fruit removes the fibre and much of the vitamin and minerals. The fibreless juice confuses our body and can
cause a spike in blood sugar and insulin levels.
||Homemade Fruits smoothies are a better alternative but we much prefer eating whole fruits (sliced or chopped is perfect)
|Biscuits, bars, fizzy drinks sweets, cakes or junk food of any kind
||High in saturated fats, salt, sugar, artificial sweeteners. Associated with rapid weight can and health concerns
||(We will be making high energy delicious healthy treats with the children for example our now famous Choco energy balls and our healthy salted caramel slices)
We will also be teaching children how to make their own home made healthy sports drinks
|Processed cheese(such as dairy lea lunchables, laughing cow or similar)
||Poor nutritional value and loaded with preservatives
||Any natural cheese.
(Although we recommend to reduce cheese consumption due to high saturated fat content and low nutritional value)
|Breaded meats or fish
||Poor nutritional value and unwanted processed ingredients and preservatives
||Natural fish or meat with any natural herbs or spices to taste
Plant based sources of protein highly recommend including beans, legumes, wholegrains nuts and seeds
|Processed and packaged meats (please limit as much as possible. The Less the better)
||They are extremely handy but research shows they are highly dangerous for everyday consumption. There is no safe amount and they are loaded with preservatives and carcinogenic ingredients
||Natural fish or meat with any natural herbs or spices to taste recommended as healthier alternative.
|Flavoured Milk Such as mooju
||Very high in sugar, saturated fats, preservatives and sweeteners
||Regular milk if you wish or preferably water
|Cereal and Granola Bar
||High in sugars and artificial sweeteners
||Wholegrain crackers, rice cakes, corn cakes or raw fruit and nut bars. Homemade oat or energy bars
||High in Saturated fats
||Lightly salted pop corn, baked tortilla chip or rice snacks
|White bread and grains
||Slow release energy from slower digested wholegrains contributes to consistent and optiumum energy levels and
Keeps children feeling fuller for longer. White or refinded carbohydrates have a significantly lower nutriotional value and have been linked to health conditions especially obesity.
||Wholgrain bread, wholegrain crackers, rolls, wholemeal wraps, brown pasta, Quinoa and brown rice.