holiday season

Food for thought: eating safely during the festive season
Food for thought: eating safely during the festive season (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Following a few simple food preparation guidelines can help reduce unwanted cases of food poisoning for family and friends this festive season. The University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences researcher Associate Professor Mark Turner said food poisoning ... Read More »

Visiting friends or relatives could be good for their health – and yours
Visiting friends or relatives could be good for their health – and yours (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The holiday season is a timely reminder of the importance of visiting friends and relatives; not for exchanging gifts but for enhancing health and wellbeing. “Holidays are not just pleasurable, they are good for our health. Research has shown that ... Read More »

Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard
Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School holidays have already begun for many Queensland kids and Christmas is just around the corner so festive season temptations present a challenge to maintaining a healthy balance. Professor Lynne Daniels, head of QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences ... Read More »

Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead
Want to spread Christmas joy? Ditch the stocking stuffers and give experiences instead (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Christmas. It’s the season that’s starting earlier every year, if the appearance of decorations and displays at shopping centres is anything to go by. It’s also a time of year where the focus seems to shift more towards materialism and ... Read More »

Food Safe and Pregnant: Tips for the Holidays and Beyond
Food Safe and Pregnant: Tips for the Holidays and Beyond (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The holiday season is filled with parties, family gatherings, and lots of food. While everyone wants to keep food-safe, it is especially important for pregnant women to do so. Pregnant women are at increased risk of food poisoning. In fact, ... Read More »

Families urged to take health advice number on holidays
Families urged to take health advice number on holidays (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

NSW Health is reminding families across the State to take an important 24-hour health advice phone number with them while they’re away from home during the Christmas holidays. NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant reminded parents and carers about ... Read More »

Christmas for children: meeting Santa, the art of giving and hanging out with family
Christmas for children: meeting Santa, the art of giving and hanging out with family (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While most children are thrilled by the approach of Christmas some parents have mixed feelings. Dr Marc de Rosnay, from the University of Sydney’s School of Psychology, talks you through some possible concerns you might have about your children: Gifts ... Read More »

Stained glass window decorations
Stained glass window decorations (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2 years and over Duration of activity This activity can last about 30 minutes, depending on how much of the activity your child does on their own (age-dependent). Materials/equipment Transparent plastic sheets (the type sold by the metre as ... Read More »

School students jet lagged for school start
School students jet lagged for school start (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep experts are urging parents to start adjusting their child’s sleep schedule now if they want them to avoid feeling jet lagged for the first few weeks of school. Professor Dorothy Bruck, Sleep Psychologist, Victoria University said, “Getting students back ... Read More »

Health warning on mosquito viruses: Keeping your family safe
Health warning on mosquito viruses: Keeping your family safe (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

NSW Health is urging people to take precautions and protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases over the Christmas period. NSW Health Director of Health Protection, Dr Jeremy McAnulty said people should take steps to avoid exposure to mosquitoes, ... Read More »

 
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