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Artificial colouring E-Numbers as harmful as leaded gas for children – report

There’s a headline to make you choke on your morning cornflakes. It refers to a new study undertaken for the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) study by Southampton University,which suggests "seven colourings, including tartrazine and sunset yellow, could affect children’s … Continue reading

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iJam – Great Spoof Food Marketing from Spain

This is where my day job as a social media consultant and my Gastrokid life converge. I was trawling some favourite blogs today and came across a link to this site promoting the new iJam (or iHam) – an innovative … Continue reading

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Bittman’s Bitten Blog

Mark Bittman certainly has started his new blog, Bitten, with a bang. There’s some great recipes for Super Crunchy Fried Chicken (mmmm) and Italian-style Vegetable Pancakes, and I like the "What I ate last night" category. Given all the other … Continue reading

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E Numbers Demystified

Is there anything more confusing than figuring out the effect E numbers in food could have on our kids? After all, with so many scare stories about unnecessary and dangerous additives in kids’ food you’d be excused for thinking every … Continue reading

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Free Range Chicken Quest

Do you know where your last chicken came from? If it was free-range then breathe a sigh of relief. But if it was a supermarket bird then you might want to reconsider your dining options in the future. I write … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I learned From Men’s Magazines

In a world of increasingly voluminous useless information, I’ve always found men’s magazines to be refreshing in how they’re good at getting straight to the point. Combine that with the fact that I’ve always found Mark Bittman to be an … Continue reading

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Gastrokid on CNN and Picky Eating

While we’re on the topic of picky eating, I thought it only fair to plug Gastrokid’s very own Hugh Garvey who appeared on CNN International this weekend to educate the world about how to navigate the choppy culinary waters when … Continue reading

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Mark Bittman’s Gastrokid-friendly Pasta Paradigm Shift

Mark Bittman’s recent New York Times story on rethinking proper pasta proportions is a godsend to parents everywhere: parents love pasta for its deliciousness and ease of preparation; kids love pasta for its delciousness; the health-conscious parent loves a new … Continue reading

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Family Meals are Best for a Healthy Kid’s Diet Say Scientists

Here at Gastrokid we’ve long preached the benefits of eating together as a family (saving the world one family meal at a time is our unofficial motto). So it’s good to see that now we have science on our side. … Continue reading

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Curly Kale – Superfood

The Guardian’s food blog reckons curly kale is the new superfood, "nature’s fast food" no less, packed with "six times more calcium than broccoli and high in vitamins A and C". The paper raves: "100g of the cooked leaves provides … Continue reading

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