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Chicken & Chickpea One Tray Bake
June 21, 2020

A one tray bake in the middle of the week is a perfect solution to time poor working Mums and Dads….

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Coconut Snapper & Greens
June 20, 2020

Snapper is my favourite eating fish. Paired with high folate greens and some gently spiced coconut flavours this is really a…

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Boobie Milk to the Max Lactation Brownies
June 7, 2020

So there is not much research on food based galactogogues (substances which increase your milk supply when your breastfeeding), and little…

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8 Steps to A Healthy Lunch Box
February 24, 2020

Who is running out of ideas for school lunch box already? With school well underway, organising school lunch boxes is a…

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Cooking experiences can help the fussy eater
February 19, 2020

Rainy day activities – baking and face paint. 💕I love getting my 4 year old involved in the kitchen baking and…

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Bariatric obesity surgery in women leads to greater risk of serious birth complications if they fall pregnant
February 18, 2020

Dr Anita Star Pregnancy and Fertility dietitian discusses recent research findings on obesity surgery and increased serious risks to baby during pregnancy.

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A body (people) positive activity for mums, mums to be, and teens
February 18, 2020

6 words that describe me, problem solver, thinker, nurturing, kind, strong, brave. You have probably heard about the body positive movement…

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What is the most important nutrition tip for pregnancy?
February 18, 2020

When I ask women what nutrition advice they received from their doctor or midwife in pregnancy, way to often I hear, “not much really just to take a folate supplement” or “just to be careful with food safety and avoid deli meat and soft cheese”. ….

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Eating for Fertility- What to Eat to Boost Your Chances of Falling Pregnant
February 18, 2020

I recently had a chat to journalist Yasmine Noone on eating for fertility. Here is the resulting publication in SBS food…

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Fruit is a health food; How on earth did this become controversial?
February 17, 2020

Fruit is awesome for fertility, pregnancy, childhood and adult health outcomes!!!! It’s so sad that fruit consumption has been demonised in…

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‘How do I know my baby is getting enough breastmilk?’
November 26, 2019

A bit of fact checking today. Breastfeeding or bottle is an issue that always causes much discussion and often in a…

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Plant proteins for fertility & pregnancy
September 15, 2019

Did you know consuming plant proteins such as nuts, seeds, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, 3 bean mix, bortolli beans, Italian soup…

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Mediterranean Diet in Pregnancy
August 28, 2019

The Mediterranean style diet is one of the most recognised food patterns studied for its health benefits.  It is characterised to…

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Vitamin D in Pregnancy
August 10, 2019

Dr Anita Star Fertility and Pregnancy nutrition expert discusses the importance of vitamin D in pregnancy

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Vit C aids iron absorption
February 19, 2019

Dr Anita Star Pregnancy and Paediatric Dietitian discusses how vit C impacts on iron absorption and where to find food sources of both.

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Lunch Box Inspirations
February 19, 2019

#lunchspiration for school lunch boxes and adults at home alike! 1. KISS Keep it simple stupid – nothing wrong with a…

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Is bread bad for fertility or pregnancy?
February 18, 2019

Is bread bad for fertility or pregnancy? Dr Star fertility and pregnancy nutrition expert breaks some myths about bread.

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Pregnancy & Dieting Culture A Toxic Mix
November 26, 2018

Blog by Dr Anita Star & Leah Vandervliet Authors of Growing Baby Bean: A Complete Guide to Pregnancy Nutrition Have you…

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3 year old birthday party: Food to serve and Activities to play
October 10, 2018

My beautiful little girl turned 3 and we had a cute little party for cousins and friends in the park. I…

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Smoothie Bowls
June 6, 2018

I had great fun with the girls at The Impossible Made Possible Wellbeing Program at Galen Catholic College this morning, and…

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