October 16, 2019

Making Whole Foods a Way of Life | National Nutrition Week, by Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian

In South Africa, the 9th to the 19th of October represents National Nutrition and National Obesity Week.  This year’s theme is “Make Eating Whole Foods a […]
September 16, 2019

Coping with Picky Eaters by Registered Dietitian, Kelly Francis

Apart from the frustration and stress that picky eating causes for parents of picky eaters, long term picky eating can lead to malnutrition which can manifest […]
September 9, 2019

Less ‘kid-friendly’ foods, more family foods, by Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian

The concept of ‘kid-friendly’ foods seems to have grown out of proportion. People are still quick to condemn sugary breakfast cereals for their high sugar content […]
July 20, 2019

Achieving Weight Loss in Young Children by Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian

A calorie restricted diet is never the answer to undoing excessive weight gain in children.  The risk of stunting a child’s growth in height or causing […]
June 20, 2019

Healthy Eating on a Not so Healthy Budget by Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian

With food prices seemingly increasing by the week, healthy eating might seem next to impossible. Compromising our health however is not an option and there are […]
May 19, 2019

Teens and Vegetarianism by Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian

While religious fasting with the abstinence of meat is not a new thing, it is becoming popular for teens to experiment with vegetarianism or veganism. Any […]
April 19, 2019

Unpacking the tip of the food pyramid by Registered Dietitian, Kelly Francis

Unpacking the tip of the food pyramid by Registered Dietitian, Kelly Francis It may be interesting to some that the South African Health Department and South […]
March 19, 2019

The Mediterranean Way | by Kelly Francis, Registered Dietitian

Striving for a traditional Mediterranean diet is a great way to achieve optimal health because of its nutrient dense, socially feasible and fairly economical dietary recommendations. […]
February 19, 2019

Sweet Potato Fries vs. French Fries

Which is Healthier? Sweet potato fries have a reputation for being healthier than French fries, but you may wonder whether they’re really better for you. After […]