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  • For months, the supermarket shelves have been lined with Easter treats from cream-filled eggs to spicy hot cross buns. Bulk buys, clever marketing and a limited sales period can leave us laden with a growing pile of decadent goodies.

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  • Eggs – they are a food that seems to have people confused, especially those at increased risk of heart disease. So, in an ‘eggshell’ are they good for us or not?

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  • 29 January 2016
    Weighing up portion sizes

    Getting portion sizes right in hospitality is a balancing act. You want to be generous and have the customer feel they’re getting value for money, yet too-large portions can mean overeating or wastage – neither of which are desirable.

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  • The Chinese New Year is nearly upon us which will see many families heading out to eat.  Here we discuss some ideas to help you cater to children.

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  • 12 January 2016
    Tips to fuel a hungry teen

    If you’re struggling to keep the pantry stocked, the fridge full and your grocery bill within budget, there's a good chance you’re living with teenagers. Keeping time and budget in mind, here are six tips to fuel a hungry teen. 

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  • We're calling on chefs to offer healthier options to children, but we're not asking you to do it alone. We're here to help.

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  • Packing a picnic and heading down to the beach or park is a much-loved tradition for many of us. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather, spend time with family and friends and savour the taste of good food.

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  • Many of you will have seen the recent scary headlines about vegetable oils releasing cancer-causing chemicals when heated to high temperatures. As we read yet another story about food causing cancer, it’s no wonder members of the public are confused.

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  • Everyone needs protein in their diet. It’s a fundamental energy source (like fat and carbohydrates) and helps in the growth and repair of our muscles, bones, hair, nails, skin and organs. No wonder proteins are known as the ‘building blocks’ of our body.

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  • 20 October 2015
    The benefits of calcium

    The Tick team talks about why it’s so important

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  • 6 October 2015
    Sugar is back

    This month, we are excited to announce that sugar criteria will be reintroduced to relevant Tick food categories starting with breakfast cereals and nut and seed bars.

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  • 5 August 2015
    The goodness of grains

    Depending on what you read or who you talk to, you may have come across different sides of the grain-debate. Media headlines switch from boasting their nutritional benefits to reasons for joining the grain-free movement. General dietary advice has always recommended including whole grains as part of a healthy diet. However, with so many conflicting messages these days, you may be wondering, should I be eating them?

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