High costs means kids are missing out on healthy food

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Kids in childcare are not being fed enough fruit, grains and veggies according to a Geelong study of menus in 18 Victorian centres.

A Deakin University study found only one met nutrition guidelines, while over a third were not offering enough fruit.

Lead author Audrey Elford, said it was concerning that only one of the childcare centers in the study met food standard guidelines.

“We know there is a concern among childcare providers that ‘healthy menus’, which include more fruits and vegetables, will cost more because of the rising cost of these foods,” Ms Elford said.

“Many people also believe that healthy food will just be wasted because of a mistaken belief that children prefer to eat less healthy food options.”

The study’s found the rising cost of healthy food is making it harder for childcare centered to offer enough fruit.

Ms Elford said

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‘A Balanced Diet And Running Helped Me Lose 190 Pounds’

My name is Faith Sloop (@trainingforamazing), and I am 23 years old. I live in Cleveland, Ohio, and I am a content creator. Competing on The Amazing Race became my goal and motivation. It pushed me to start incorporating more nutritious foods into my diet and running every week. I’ve lost 190 pounds.


Before my current weight-loss journey, I counted calories, restricted, and watched my weight for as long as I can remember. Growing up low-income and busy (I wanted to be in every club), cheap fast food was most of what was accessible and convenient.

All my life I had been in the diet cycle—restricting and binging—over and over. By the time I was 16, I had gained and lost the same 10 pounds what felt like a million times. After a certain point, I stopped weighing myself.

I remember during my freshman year of college, I

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We spoke with a few dietary experts to bring you a guide to the best healthy food swaps that you can start making in your diet today.

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