Waiheke Marketplace : February 24th 2016
stuff.co.nz Your health Curing teens of junk food hunger New Zealand’s favourite wellbeing expert answers readers’ questions about their health and wellbeing. Myteen seems to be consuming a lot of junk food. I don’t buy it but I notice the wrappers in the car.Howcan I stop this from happening?We eat well as a family but I feel like they have developed these habits at school. Thank you, Susan. Hi Susan, In the world where we are surrounded by food advertisements, it’s no wonder that manychildren/teenagers are attracted to these types of foods. From a taste perspective there’s no doubt that fat, sugar and salt taste ‘good’ and these are typically plentiful in processed foods. Having a discussion about the importance of real food with your teenager is certainly more necessary nowthan in previous generations. Depending on what motivates them, it can be beneficial to discuss the concept of nourishing your body – your vehicle for life – and using food to do so. If they’re interested, have a dicussion that vitamins and minerals actually keep us alive and these are found in real food – fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc. Bringing awareness to the consumption of foods is key – as, typically, people consume food with little awareness of these foods actually make them feel. Ask your teen to notice this. Does he/she feel fuelled after consuming food ‘xyz’ versus a real food snack, such as a piece of fruit or a handful of raw nuts. And does he/she feel like they are eating these foods because they’re readily available and accessible? Are they eating these foods for hunger or because they’re bored, sad, frustrated, tired? If you can understand their Providing healthy snack alternatives for your teen could be enough to turn them away from junk food. motivation to eat poor quality food, you are more likely to be able to find a solution. In consultations, I would always ask the teen what they care about and link good quality food choices to the outcomes they seek. While I don’t believe you should ban your teen from having poor quality food, (typically this just makes it more appealing and more likely that your child will overindulge when he/she is around these foods at a friend’s house, a birthday party or school for example), the ultimate goal is to get them to the point where they don’t want to choose these foods in the first place – or they notice that if they consume them regularly that they don’t feel fantastic. Providing healthy snack alternatives is key. Often it is snack foods that let people down as these are more convenient to buy than nourishing options. Most of this is availability and access. So work with them to provide healthy snacks. Get them involved in preparing a batch of bliss balls for the family, or baking some roast vegetable frittatas etc. Most of all be patient, persistent and kind, the habits WITH AUTHOR AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST DR LIBBY AskDr Libby Email your questions for Dr Libby to email@example.com. Please note, only a selection of questions canbe answered. that are established nowmatter both to today and their future. Iwould like to incorporate at least one more serving of vegetables daily. Doyou have any suggestions for howI can do this without really noticing it! Thanks, Charlotte. Hi Charlotte – You can always eat more vegetables. In the rush of life, a few days can slip by where we might not have consumed enough of them. Establish some regular habits such as drinking a vegetable juice or green smoothie, adding a salad to your lunch or ordering a side of vegetables when dining out. Or, when you’re at home, prepare vegetables and a salad, grate vegetables into your main dishes or take raw vegetable sticks with a homemade pesto orhummusas a snack. With habits like this, you’re able toampup your vegetable intake while still juggling themany aspects of life. ❚ Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. FEBRUARY 24, 2016, WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE 21 PUZZLES ANSWERS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 3 456 7 9 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 20 Across 1. Long-running Maori TV show, Native ___ (7) 4. Extreme sadness (5) 7. Farm building (4) 8. Scare (8) 10. Cartoonist who created Footrot Flats in 1976 (6,4) 12. Maori (6) 13. Expose (6) 15. Noisy, outspoken (10) 18. New Zealand’s capital from 1841-1865 (8) 19. Stalk (4) 20. Brownish-yellow colour (5) 21. National park which includes Punakaiki (7) 21 Down 1. Collection of songs or photos (5) 2. Stronghold (8) 3. Writer (6) 4. Amazed (6-4) 5. Tiny amount (4) 6. 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