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How to build the perfect kids' lunch box

Children consume about 30% of their food at school, so a healthy lunch is important for good nutrition. Preparing the perfect lunch box is easier than you might think.

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Stay safe while flying with diabetes

If you live with diabetes and travel by plane, forward preparation is crucial. Use these tips on meals, insulin and emergency planning so you arrive safely.

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Healthy eating for children

Encourage healthy eating habits in children by planning meals and shopping for healthy food. Being at a healthy weight helps children enjoy life more.

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Fast foods

Information about fast and take away food from leading Australian health organisations.

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Heartburn (indigestion)

Heartburn is a feeling of burning pain or discomfort in the chest. Find out about the triggers for heartburn and what you can do to reduce your risk.

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GORD treatment

There are a number of treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) that aim to provide relief and help to manage it. Find out about treatments for GORD.

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Foods high in iron

The best source of iron is animal-based foods like red meat but it’s also found in many plant-based foods. Learn more about iron-rich foods by reading our trusted partner pages.

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Changes to your appetite

You may have noticed you gained or lost a lot of weight without using a diet. Appetite changes are caused by many things, including anxiety and depression.

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles around your stomach don’t work properly. Although gastroparesis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be relieved.

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Morning sickness

Morning sickness or nausea (with or without vomiting) is a common symptom of early pregnancy and is caused by changes in hormones.

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