So in the tradition of blog hopping, in this post I will be giving you the inside scoop on what makes me tick as a writer and then nominate other bloggers to do the same.
I am enthralled with nutrition because it is a universal commodity that brings us together socially and culturally and also plays are big role in defining us as individuals, as members of families, groups and communities. Unfortunately as a member of a Western community our current food identity and culture is killing us. As a society we are so far lost and confused as to what we should be eating, where to find it, how to cook it, and how to get the kids to eat it.
I write because we, as a Western community, need help. We need to learn how to make the best choices we can in an environment that wants us to choose anything but the healthy option. We need help to learn how to cook, grow and enjoy unprocessed foods. We need help to role model healthy choices to our child – otherwise what hope have they got.
As a Nutritionist I also have a bit of a public health agenda, which isn’t always of interest to everyone but it is an area I am passionate about. Some of my favourite posts in this genre have been: Health Star Rating, WHO quits sugar and Lets get some facts straight (which is more of a rant).
I’m also a bit of a greenie so you might see me slip a few posts in with a bit of an environmental or animal welfare approach – Egg-xamination: what the free-range? was a post I was really passionate about, but these types of issues are not the focus of my writing as I know it’s not within everyone’s budget or capacity to also make ethically based choices when trying to feed a family a nutritious diet.
Little People Nutrition
Mandy is a Mama to two, Nutritionist and Food Scientist who is incredibly passionate about providing simple, honest and practical solutions and nutritional information for all members of the community, especially for mothers, their families and children.
You can find her in a test kitchen, process line, writing, cooking with kids, working with families or making a mess in the kitchen.
Anyone else want to join the blog hop??
Mums Take 5
Mums Take Five is the created, edited and shared lives of Bel and Nic two Sydney based mums.
Between us we have five children, so we know how important it is to sometimes just “ take five”.
Taking "Five Minutes" can be easier said than done but if you are looking for something to cook, a quick answer, a craft to do with the kids or somewhere to spend a few minutes with a cup of coffee we hope to provide you with some inspiration.
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