Category Archives: Health

Intention to Action in 3 Simple Steps

Have you had an intention to improve your health and wellbeing? It might have been a goal to eat 5 serves of vegetables a day, get to bed by 10pm or walk 30 minutes a day.

Yet some time after setting that intention, you realised that you never started. Sound familiar? So, what does it take to convert an intention into action?

Woman enjoying her meal mindfully

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On Eating Meat Book Review

Matthew Evans in his book, “On Eating Meat”, reveals the realities of intensive commercial food production in Australia. Farming practices in other countries are also referred to.

Whilst many facts are presented in the 24 chapters, Matthew also shares his own journey with food—as a person who enjoys eating, a chef, and farmer. The way he shares his journey encourages the reader to examine his or her own relationship with food (not just meat).

Front cover of Matthew Evan's book On Eating Meat

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What are recommended portion sizes?

What are recommended portion sizes? This is a question that I am frequently asked. I am going to answer it from a general health and food sustainability perspective. This is the third article of our Food and Sustainability series.

As Michael Pollan, an advocate for sustainable eating, says, “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

But what are the recommended portion sizes so we can avoid eating too much, enjoy eating and get the nutrients that we need?

Example serve sizes of plant foods

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