The importance of sleep for newborns

The importance of sleep for newborns

Everyone needs sleep but some need it more than others. At the top of the sleep‐need list are newborns who generally spend more time asleep than awake. It’s a pity that this can’t be said about their sleep‐deprived parents. Getting enough sleep is important for newborn babies as it supports their healthy growth and development, […]
Exercising with your baby

Exercising with your baby

Parents of newborns will know it’s hard to squeeze in any time for yourself – let alone time for exercise! However, it’s important that when your doctor gives you the okay to start exercising again after childbirth, you keep up a fitness regimen. This will help to keep your energy levels up and maintain a […]
Quick and easy lunchbox ideas

Quick and easy lunchbox ideas

Packing lunch doesn’t have to be time consuming. There are many ways to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch in a short amount of time so there shouldn’t be any reason not to eat well every day. Below are some ideas to get you started: Sandwiches A quick and nutritious sandwich is easy to make. […]
How to pack a school lunch in 5 minutes

How to pack a school lunch in 5 minutes

When you’ve got a million other things to do, packing a lunchbox for your child can seem like a mammoth task and then come all the concerns: will they eat it? Are they getting enough of the right foods? Is it healthy enough? Luckily, there are ways to put a lunch together so it will […]
Online Etiquette

Online etiquette

[By Claire Chadwick] Once upon a time, if you wanted to say something to someone – you did it face to face. Nowadays, there are multitudes of platforms for us to communicate on. Yes, this is a good thing and makes some aspects of our lives easier; but in other ways, it has fostered a […]
Ten steps to a better pregnancy

Ten steps to a better pregnancy

While expecting a baby is a wondrous event in the making, it can often feel anything but, with the morning sickness, cravings, constant fatigue and digestive discomfort. However there are ways to cope with the many challenges of pregnancy to help keep you feeling good and to ensure your baby gets the support they need […]
The benefits of preschool

The benefits of preschool

When a child is around the age of 3 or 4, you may consider sending them to a preschool or continue with your current arrangements. Of course, sometimes the decision is made for the parents due to their financial situation or lifestyle and there is no choice but preschool. While each choice is personal and […]
Three ways to prepare tomatoes

Three ways to prepare tomatoes

Tomatoes are not only delicious, readily available all year round and affordable, they’re also incredibly good for you. This fruit has been linked to health benefits for a variety of diseases, but is also very versatile and simple to incorporate into family favourites new and old. Below are three ideas to get you started with […]
Weekday breakfast ideas for the kids

Weekday breakfast ideas for the kids

Healthy, balanced meals are important for everyone – and that includes breakfast. For children especially, breakfast is an essential meal to give kids enough energy to get through the morning. However, every parent knows sometimes it’s hard enough to get the children out the door in the morning, let alone make sure they’ve eaten a […]
Tips to top up your kids calcium

Tips to top up your kids calcium

Calcium is an important nutrient for kids as it’s vital for building strong and healthy bones and teeth and maintaining their strength later in life. It also plays a crucial role in the health and functioning of nerves and muscle tissue. While many foods contain calcium it can be difficult to make sure little fusspots […]
Tips to beat the morning rush

Tips to beat the morning rush

A good breakfast will set the kids up for a full day of learning and play. Somehow though, the morning rush is not the easiest time to organise breakfast. If you need a little help organising, why not try these tips we’ve pulled together below: Get up 10 minutes earlier – We know this can […]
What is Propolis?

What is Propolis?

Propolis is a hard resinous material that bees make by gathering resin and sap from the buds of poplar and cone‐bearing trees and combining it with beeswax and other bee secretions to use in the construction of their hives. It is generally used as a sealant for unwanted small spaces in the hive. Along with […]
Six tips to encourage your kids to read

Six tips to encourage your kids to read

Reading is an exciting adventure in anyone’s life as it gives them a lifelong path into many worlds which not only allows their imagination to soar, but encourages their creativity and literary skills. Reading can also help children to develop their knowledge and verbal skills simply by reading and learning at their own pace. If […]
How much iron do we need?

How much iron do we need?

The importance of iron in your diet is widely accepted, but there can still be some confusion around exactly how much the body needs of this essential nutrient as this largely depends on age and gender. For example, babies and toddlers need a surprisingly large amount of iron to support their rapid growth. From the […]
Garlic and health: How garlic can improve your health today

Garlic and health: How garlic can improve your health today

Why is garlic so good for my health? Garlic is a versatile herb that not only enhances the flavour of food but is prized for its numerous health benefits including support for our immune and cardiovascular systems. Underneath that pungent odour is a complex combination of nutritional goodness. Garlic bulbs contain organosulfur compounds, protein and […]
What is a probiotic?

What is a probiotic?

A ‘probiotic’ is a term used to describe the different types of ‘live’ good bacteria that help to maintain the natural balance of beneficial bacteria in our bodies. A healthy digestive system contains billions of good bacteria which are needed for a number of body functions including: To help guard against the overgrowth of harmful […]
Unexpected benefits of olive leaf

Unexpected benefits of olive leaf

Olive leaf has a long history of use as a traditional remedy for many types of ailments. Nevertheless recent research has found some surprising health benefits of this herb. It has more than double the antioxidant power of green tea and vitamin C. A recent study conducted by Australian researchers found that olive leaf extract […]
The benefits of a probiotic

The benefits of a probiotic

Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that we all have and need in our gastrointestinal tract. These beneficial bacteria have a number of important benefits for our bodies. Probiotics help maintain digestive health Our digestive tract is the natural habitat for a large and dynamic bacterial community of both the good guys and the bad. Good bacteria […]
How to add veggies into your fussy eater's diet

How to add veggies into your fussy eater’s diet

It’s well-known that come meal time, some children just won’t eat their vegetables. No matter what kind of negotiation skills you have, kids often pass through fussy eating stages and just won’t go near the broccoli or brussel sprouts. However, it’s essential that your child gets enough vitamins and minerals for their growth, development and […]
Seven nut free lunch ideas

Seven nut free lunch ideas

School is approaching fast and so is the constant search for interesting lunchbox ideas. Many schools today have restrictions on what can be packed for lunch. Often this includes a nut free policy to protect those with allergies. So if you need to switch out the peanut butter sandwiches, try these suggestions to keep the […]
Probiotic supplements for kids

Probiotic supplements for kids

Why would my child need a probiotic supplement? Probiotics have a number of important health benefits, especially for little tummies. They help to boost the levels of ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria that live in our digestive tract therefore helping to encourage healthy digestion, supporting our immune defences, protecting against the not‐sofriendly bacteria and helping produce […]
Common myths and facts about children and sleep

Common myths and facts about children and sleep

Sleep is a vital need for every growing mind and body. Kids who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and less likely to be moody and behave like little monsters, and that’s a fact. When it comes to children and sleep, there’s a lot of information floating around that may not necessarily […]
Saturdays, Schmaturdays!

Saturdays, Schmaturdays!

[By Claire Chadwick] Each Friday afternoon, I get that little buzz. The “yahoo the weekend is here” buzz. You know the one, don’t you? That amazing sense of freedom, that only a Friday can bring! But then that relaxed state-of-mind is quickly dumped out the window early Saturday morning, because Saturdays seem to be just […]
How to sneak extra veggies into kids

How to sneak extra veggies into kids

It can be quite a struggle at times getting kids to eat their vegetables but there are ways to sneak them into their food so they are none the wiser! Here are the Cenovis Mums’ ingenious tricks of the trade: The ‘Hulk’ smoothie – Combine yoghurt, milk of your choice, spinach, banana, chia or flax […]
The benefit of a daily immune boost

The benefit of a daily immune boost

We are constantly under attack from hundreds of viruses, bacteria and other microbes on a daily basis, without even knowing it. Our immune systems are the body’s defence against these foreign invaders and operate with a silent army that helps ward off illness to keep us healthy. Most of the time our immune systems do […]
Top tips for preparing for multiple births

Top tips for preparing for multiple births

When you find out you’re having more than one baby you may go through a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from surprise and sheer terror at the thought of coping with more than one baby, to excitement at having double, or even triple, the fun! Birthing and raising multiple babies has a unique set of challenges […]
Hospital bag checklist

Hospital bag checklist

With the multitude of things to plan when waiting for your baby’s arrival, it’s easy to forget about packing a bag for the hospital. By the time you reach 36 weeks, you should be ready to go to the hospital at the drop of a hat – just in case the baby arrives sooner than […]
Me Time! Is there such a thing?

Me Time! Is there such a thing?

[By Claire Chadwick] “Me time.” Two words that are thrown around a lot in today’s society of busy people – especially by women and mothers. It’s something we strive for, fight for, yearn for and work for…..but does it really need to be that hard to find? Well…yes….in most cases, I think it is harder […]
Three reasons why your kids might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Multivitamin

Three reasons why your kids might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Multivitamin

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Multivitamins are chocolate flavoured squares that are not only delicious but may be a valuable ‘treat’ for active growing bodies. Here’s why: Kids can be fussy – Are your little ones picky eaters? Do they turn up their noses at the healthy meals you prepare? If this sounds familiar, it could […]
Three reasons why your kids might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Healthy Bones

Three reasons why your kids might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Healthy Bones

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Healthy Bones are yummy vanilla flavoured squares that have a number of advantages for kids and parents alike: Tops up kids’ daily calcium intake ‐ Kids need a lot of calcium during their growing years to build strong bones and teeth. Calcium will also help support healthy muscles and nerve function. […]
What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

While they sound very similar and are often confused, prebiotics and probiotics are not the same, although they both help to enhance the growth of healthy bacteria in the body and aid healthy digestion. Probiotics are types of ‘living’ friendly bacteria similar to those that inhabit our digestive tract. They are naturally found in cultured […]
The benefit of a daily multivitamin boost

The benefit of a daily multivitamin burst

Despite our best efforts, preparing and eating healthy balanced meals every day can be difficult especially when our lives are so busy. This may mean we fall short on the essential vitamins and minerals that our body needs to perform at its best. Even if we’re eating well, daily factors such as stress or strenuous […]
Olive leaf and cholesterol

Olive leaf and cholesterol

Cholesterol, a waxy fat‐like substance found in all cells of the body has many important roles to play. It’s needed to make hormones, it’s converted into vitamin D in the skin with exposure to sunshine, it makes up the bile acids that help us digest foods and it helps create the outer coating of all […]
The benefits of olive leaf

The benefits of olive leaf

Olive leaf comes from the olive tree (oleo europaea), a native of the Mediterranean region and has been used over many centuries for its medicinal properties. In fact, it was even mentioned in biblicaltimes.1 Olive leaf extract has many benefits for the body, some of which have been listed below. Antioxidant power – Olive leaf […]
The benefit of a daily energy burst

The benefit of a daily energy burst

Many parents often feel tired and it’s no wonder when we’re all trying to juggle all the hectic comings and goings of a busy family. Whether we’re working full‐time or raising the kids, trying to keep the house clean and running smoothly, dealing with a busy social calendar and looking after everyone else’s needs all […]
Five quick morning breakfast ideas

Five quick morning breakfast ideas

Most people know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and how well your kids function at school can be helped by the breakfast they eat. Find the breakfasts that work for your family lifestyle and start something healthy today with these five quick breakfast ideas: Toast a bagel and spread with peanut […]
10 after school snacks for hungry kids

10 after school snacks for hungry kids

Start something healthy with these 10 snacks to give your little learners the energy for homework and play. Remember, try to keep the portion small so it doesn’t spoil their dinner! Crisp bread with peanut butter or celery sticks with peanut butter are great to crunch on. Microwaved pappadums with a healthy vegetable dip. Instead […]
Getting your baby to sleep

Getting your baby to sleep

There are various ways to help your baby settle and sleep better, and what works for one baby may not necessarily work for another. It’s normal for newborn babies to wake every few hours throughout the day and night for feeding or attention from you. After three months, a baby will start to recognise the […]
Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic sweetie treats have been designed especially with kids in mind and are an easy way to top up their dietary intake. Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic supports kids growing bodies in the following ways: Good for little tummies ‐ Probiotics are strains of active ‘good bacteria’ that live in our […]
Why do kids need probiotics?

Why do kids need probiotics?

From the time we are born, billions of good bacteria find their way into our digestive tract where they help the digestive system do its job as well as support immunity and overall health. As babies are being born they are exposed to a healthy dose of friendly bacteria as they pass through the birth […]
Getting your toddler to sleep: quick and practical tips for saying goodnight

Getting your toddler to sleep: quick and practical tips for saying goodnight

Whether you’re dealing with bedtime rebellion or night time awakenings, getting your toddler to sleep is no small feat. The ‘terrible twos’, where a toddler decides to assert their independence by being negative and defiant, are a reality for many parents and can be particularly testing at bedtime. Here are some quick and practical tips […]
Baby name trends of 2013

Baby name trends of 2013

If you’re about to have a baby, no doubt one of the biggest decisions on your list is choosing the name for your little one. To help with this decision we’ve taken a look at the top trending names for 2013. 2013 was the year of royal baby George, but his chosen name only came […]
Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

Three reasons why your child might benefit from Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic

Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic sweetie treats have been designed especially with kids in mind and are an easy way to top up their dietary intake. Cenovis Kids Vita Buddies Probiotic supports kids growing bodies in the following ways: Good for little tummies ‐ Probiotics are strains of active ‘good bacteria’ that live in our […]
Why do kids need probiotics?

Why do kids need probiotics?

From the time we are born, billions of good bacteria find their way into our digestive tract where they help the digestive system do its job as well as support immunity and overall health. As babies are being born they are exposed to a healthy dose of friendly bacteria as they pass through the birth […]
Kids and probiotics

Kids and probiotics

What are probiotics and what do they do? Probiotics are types of ‘friendly’ or ‘good’ bacteria that naturally reside in our gastrointestinal tract, where they play a role in maintaining healthy digestion and keeping us well. The human digestive system contains around 400 different types of good bacteria that help reduce the growth of harmful […]
Summer beauty tips

Summer beauty tips

[By Claire Chadwick] Summer is on it’s way. For most, this means long days in the sun – enjoying the beach or backyard. Picnics and BBQ’s, pool gatherings and plenty of family fun in the outdoors. For these reasons, summer is my favourite season. I love the longer days, warm mornings, and hey; I love […]
Essential Vitamins - K

Essential Vitamins – K

Essential Vitamins - Folate and Folic acid

Essential Vitamins – Folate and Folic acid

Essential Vitamins - E

Essential Vitamins – E

Essential Vitamins - D

Essential Vitamins – D

Essential Vitamins - C

Essential Vitamins – C

Essential Vitamins - B1

Essential Vitamins – B1

Essential Vitamins - Biotin

Essential Vitamins – Biotin

Essential Vitamins - B6

Essential Vitamins – B6

Essential Vitamins - B5

Essential Vitamins – B5

Essential Vitamins - B3

Essential Vitamins – B3

Essential Vitamins - B12

Essential Vitamins – B12

Essential Vitamins - B2

Essential Vitamins – B2

Eat your vitamins! – for women

Eat your vitamins! – for women

As busy active women, it can be hard to achieve a well‐balanced diet that provides everything we need to nourish our body and mind whilst juggling both family and work commitments. Our bodies need over 40 vitamins and minerals to function properly, but getting all of these can be quite a challenge. As tempting as […]
9 superfoods for every day meals the whole family will love

9 superfoods the whole family will love

Superfoods are the high achievers of the food world. They include certain fruits and vegies that you may already include in your diet like blueberries or broccoli, as well as the weird and wonderful foods straight from the Amazon, likes Acai berries. What they all have in common is that they are incredibly rich in […]
Getting kids to bed and keeping them there!

Getting kids to bed and keeping them there!

For many kids (and their exasperated parents!), bed time is their least favourite time of day and as such, they can be particularly cunning at putting it off. Fortunately, there are ways to make bedtime run a little smoother and help your little night owl stay in bed and get to sleep. Create a bedtime […]
Relaxation techniques to help children sleep well

Relaxation techniques to help children sleep well

Getting hyped-up little night owls to wind down at night can be a challenge for even the most patient of parents among us and can leave everyone frustrated and exhausted. One way to make your evenings a little calmer and help get your child ready for sleep is to include relaxation exercises in their bedtime […]
How where you live could impact a child’s sleep

How where you live could impact a child’s sleep

In order to sleep well, we need to have the right sleeping conditions. Light, noise and temperature can greatly affect how we sleep and thus how we feel the next day, and this is especially true for children. Sometimes these factors are unavoidable because of where we live but regardless of your location, there are […]
Why boosting your immunity can help you ward off colds and flu

Why boosting your immunity can help you ward off colds and flu

Colds are caused by a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract, including the nose, throat, sinuses and airways.1 Influenza is also caused by a viral infection but is generally more debilitating than a cold, with symptoms including fever, body aches, fatigue, and dry cough.2 Fortunately, there are ways to ensure your immune system […]
Am I getting enough vitamins and minerals now that I’m pregnant?

Am I getting enough vitamins and minerals now that I’m pregnant?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no need to ‘eat for two’ when pregnant, even if you’re expecting twins or triplets!1 While a small amount of extra kilojoules is recommended, it’s more important to eat a wide variety of healthy foods to ensure your nutritional needs are met as well as those of the precious […]
Pregnancy and vitamin supplements

Pregnancy and vitamin supplements

Pregnancy is an exciting and special time in a woman’s life. Navigating all the dos and don’ts of pregnancy can be overwhelming, as every mum wants to give their baby the best possible start in life. With this in mind we’ve put together some of the most common questions new mums‐to‐be have. When should I […]
Childhood insomnia

Childhood insomnia

What is childhood insomnia? Children with insomnia have difficulties either falling asleep or staying asleep at night. In children, insomnia could last a few nights or could be long term, lasting weeks or months. Because sleep is so important for resting and restoring growing minds and bodies, a lack of sleep may affect how they […]
Co‐sleeping and its effects on children

Co‐sleeping and its effects on children

What exactly is co‐sleeping? Co‐sleeping is a practice in which babies sleep close to one or both parents as opposed to sleeping in a separate room, often in the same bed. In many cultures, co‐sleeping is the norm until babies are weaned or in some cases may continue as the child gets older. In western […]
Easing childhood fears about bedtime

Easing childhood fears about bedtime

Monsters, creatures and things that go bump in the night can make a small child understandably anxious and afraid. Coupled with nightmares and terrors, some kids might be too scared to even go to sleep. Imaginary fears and nightmares are a normal part of development and often a product of a vivid imagination. But they […]
Tips on how to help children unwind before bed

Tips on how to help children unwind before bed

For adults, sleep is a precious commodity and many of us desperately yearn for eight hours of undisturbed slumber. For young kids, sleep is seen as the enemy and something that takes them away from all the fun. As such, getting your kids to hit the hay each night can be a battle and one […]
13 Ideas to keep the family cool this summer

13 Ideas to keep the family cool this summer

Every summer it seems we’re surprised by the heat that comes along, so this year we want to help you prepare before you find the kids hanging out in front of the fridge! These are some tips to keep the whole family cool while making the most out of the warmer weather.

Socceroos partnership

Socceroos partnership

Cenovis and the Socceroos commercial. Cenovis joins the Socceroos family as official vitamin partner. Here at Cenovis, we know families – and we know that a family is a lot like a team. They work together to achieve goals, as well as encouraging and inspiring one another. Cenovis is committed to inspiring more Australian families […]
How much sleep do children need?

How much sleep do children need?

Getting enough sleep is especially important for little growing bodies as it directly impacts on their physical and mental development.1 On the other hand, a lack of sleep can make a child disagreeable and test a parent’s patience. So how do you know if they are getting enough? The amount of sleep a child needs […]
How to help your child get a good night’s sleep

How to help your child get a good night’s sleep

Some kids find it hard to switch gears after a jam‐packed day, which can be particularly challenging at bedtime. We know that sleep is important for growing minds and bodies so how can we help our little energiser bunnies unwind and get their much‐needed Zzzz’s? There are a number of natural ingredients available to help […]
Is my child getting enough calcium? Five tips to ensure your kids get what they need

Is my child getting enough calcium? Five tips to ensure your kids get what they need

Childhood is a time of growth and kids need lots of calcium to make sure their bones are strong and healthy. Fortunately, increasing your child’s calcium intake to make sure they’re getting enough isn’t very difficult. Here are some easy tips to help you: Include calcium rich foods at snack time Snacks between meals are […]
How to get your children back to bed after midnight waking

How to get your children back to bed after midnight waking

It’s 2am and you’re sound asleep when you hear the plea for ‘muuuummmmmmy’ or feel the presence of a little night time visitor by your bed. Sound familiar? All kids have times when they wake up through the night for various reasons, and while some kids may be able to settle themselves back to sleep, […]
How to help the whole family rest easy

How to help the whole family rest easy

When there’s a problem sleeper in the household it can affect the whole family including siblings and at least one parent (more than likely you!). Whether your child is resisting going to bed or waking up regularly through the night, it can disrupt everyone’s quality of sleep resulting in sleep deprivation and a household of […]
Childhood sleep and daylight saving

Childhood sleep and daylight saving

Most of Australia advances their clocks one hour during the warmer months of the year which means an extra hour of daylight in the evening to do the things we love. But it can also cause some disruption in normal sleep patterns for kids and parents alike. The amount of light around us has a […]
Iodine and your child’s brain development

Iodine and your child’s brain development

What is iodine? Iodine is an important mineral that’s found in a wide range of plant and animal foods. It’s vital to good health because it’s an important component of thyroid hormones, which regulate growth and energy metabolism. Unfortunately, many areas of Australia have soil that’s low in iodine, meaning the food produced in those […]
Establishing a childhood sleeping pattern that will last a lifetime

Establishing a childhood sleeping pattern that will last a lifetime

Teaching your child good sleeping habits from a young age will help create a lifetime of restful nights’ sleep. Kids need plenty of Z’s to rest and restore their growing minds and bodies but many will experience sleeping problems like resisting going to bed or waking up throughout the night. To help your little one […]
Three reasons why a Cenovis Kids Vita Chewies Calcium supplement could benefit your kids

Three reasons why a Cenovis Kids Vita Chewies Calcium supplement could benefit your kids

Why should I give my child a Cenovis Kids Vita ChewiesCalcium supplement? Cenovis Kids Vita Chewies Calcium helps to support healthy growing bones Kids need calcium during their childhood and into their teens to build and develop strong healthy bones. Unfortunately 70% of kids are not getting enough of this bone‐building mineral through their diet,1 […]
Kids Omega 3 needs

Kids Omega 3 needs

Most Australian kids are not consuming enough omega 3 fatty acids for optimal health. These vital nutrients are necessary for normal childhood growth and brain, eye and nerve development. Fish is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids but when it comes to foods that kids hate, fish is likely to be […]
Herbs, vitamins and foods to support the immune system

Herbs, vitamins and foods to support the immune system

When you or a family member is sick in bed with a cold or flu, it can wreak havoc on the entire household. School days are missed, sports activities have to be cancelled and arrangements have to be made for someone to stay home and look after the sick. This can mean that you have […]
How your child’s sleep affects you

How your child’s sleep affects you

A child with a disrupted sleeping pattern will not only result in a cranky, overtired and irritable little monster (that couldn’t possibly be yours!), but will wreak havoc on the sleep and patience of the whole family. Whether the simple act of going to sleep at a respectable hour becomes a nightly battle with your […]
School holiday ideas to save your sanity!

School holiday ideas to save your sanity!

[By Claire Chadwick] Last holidays, I couldn’t help but notice the plethora of Facebook statuses from parents who were loosing their minds trying to keep the kids entertained all day, everyday. The school holidays always start off with that unreal sensation of freedom. There’s adrenalin and relief and pure happiness. So much hope and anticipation […]
Alternative sources of calcium for kids

Alternative sources of calcium for kids

Due to the rapid growth that happens during childhood, kids need more calcium in their daily diet than adults do. As children grow, their calcium needs increase steadily until they reach puberty and continue to be high until early adulthood.1 It’s well known that one of the best sources of dietary calcium is milk and […]
Bedwetting and sleep habits: Breaking the cycle of sleepless nights

Bedwetting and sleep habits: Breaking the cycle of sleepless nights

Bedwetting is something that many young kids and parents will face. It’s simply a natural part of development that kids grow out of. It’s not a psychological problem, a disease, or due to laziness or attention seeking. Children who wet the bed may simply not wake up when their bladders are full, urinary control development […]
Winter Warmers: Soups that are super quick

Winter Warmers: Soups that are super quick

Nothing can warm you up on a cold winter’s day quite like a hot bowl of hearty soup. One of the great winter comforts, soup is also a fantastic way to up your daily intake of nutrient dense vegies, it’s economical and will guarantee you a weeks’ worth of leftovers. Plus warm liquids like soup […]
Calming the kids for bed

Calming the kids for bed

Getting your kids to bed on time can be challenging for kids and parents alike. Your little ones will usually be hyped up after their adventure-filled day and might find it difficult to unwind when there is still so much fun to be had. To help send your little night owls to a peaceful slumber […]
Ahh! I need play-date ideas!

Ahh! I need play-date ideas!

[By Claire Chadwick] For fulltime stay-at-home parents organising and attending play-dates is almost a must. The days can be long and repetitive …and even lonely. I know from my experience with my stay at home days, I started to yearn for adult conversation. Putting aside our needs as adults to interact and get out of […]
Lullabies to relax restless children

Lullabies to relax restless children

Any tired parent who has ever tried to get a restless and wound up child to sleep knows that bedtime can be a battle. Singing a lullaby is a tried and tested sleeping remedy that has been used to coax kids to sleep for generations and could be included in your young child’s bedtime routine. […]
Help! My child hates reading.

Help! My child hates reading

[By Claire Chadwick] There is this enormous amount of information and research on why it’s important to read to kids, and expose them to a world of literacy from a young age. As an author, teacher and a parent I fully support this information. But what happens if your child, despite your best efforts, dislikes […]
Chicken Soup Is Good For The Winter Soul.

Chicken soup is good for the winter soul.

[By Claire Chadwick] We’re well into the winter months now. Although winter is not my favourite season, I must admit that the idea of couch snuggles, bright coloured scarves, hot chocolates and the smell of burning fireplaces is pretty inviting. Yet with these cold damp months, also comes the onslaught of colds, flus and tummy […]
Eat your vitamins – Kids

Eat your vitamins – Kids

A healthy balanced diet will provide our little ones with the nutritional goodies they need to grow big and strong. Vitamins and minerals are essential for the healthy functioning of growing bodies and to ensure your child receives their recommended intake, it’s important to provide them with a wide variety of fresh foods. Unfortunately, this […]
Eat your vitamins – Teens & Adolescents

Eat your vitamins – Teens & Adolescents

Healthy eating throughout the teenage years is crucial to support the body through this time of rapid growth and change. Unfortunately this is usually easier said than done. A survey completed in 2007 found that teenage boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 16 consume only half their recommended serves of fruit and […]
Eat your vitamins – 50+

Eat your vitamins – 50+

While being over 50 means you might experience a few more niggles and pains, it also means you can leave many of your cares and worries behind and embrace life. You may look at yourself in the mirror and see a few more wrinkles, but with wrinkles comes wisdom, experience, and a life well lived. […]
Top ten foods to keep you energised

Top ten foods to keep you energised

Do you turn into a zombie without your morning coffee? Do you find yourself constantly yawning and reaching for sugar laden treats to get you through the day? The amount of sleep you clocked the night before may not be the only reason your energy levels are slumping. The types of food we eat play […]
Eat your vitamins – Men

Eat your vitamins – Men

While women may seem to have greater nutritional needs than men given the demands that biology places on them, men also need to pay attention to their own set of unique nutritional requirements. In Australia, men are more likely to get sick from serious health problems than women,1 which is thought to be in part […]
Four benefits of taking echinacea before cold and flu season arrives

Four benefits of taking echinacea before cold and flu season arrives

With winter on the way it is time to start thinking about what we can do to keep ourselves and our families healthy during the inevitable cold and flu season. Of course it is not always possible to avoid catching colds and flu altogether but we can do things now, before winter arrives, that will […]
How to stay motivated in winter

How to stay motivated in winter

As the weather gets cooler it becomes so tempting to snuggle into ugg boots and tracksuit pants, curl up on the couch and indulge in stodgy comfort food. However, we all know this isn’t going to be very helpful come September when the weather starts to warm up, or assist in protecting your body against […]
Simple stretches for the office

Simple stretches for the office

It is not uncommon to get to the end of a long working day and realise you have barely left your desk or lured yourself away from the computer screen. Besides feeling emotionally tense, your shoulders will more than likely be hunched up around your ears, your neck will be stiff and you will probably […]
Lullabies to help your kids get to sleep

Lullabies to help your kids get to sleep

Singing a lullaby to your young child before bed is a great way to soothe them to sleep and might be a good addition to their bedtime routine. Even if singing isn’t your strong suit, you will never have a more appreciative or less critical audience (so lap it up while it lasts!). If singing […]
Recipes to get your taste buds talking

Recipes to get your taste buds talking

Are you sick of the same old weekly rotation of meals? We’ve come up with a list of several healthy, delicious and family-friendly ideas for you to add to your repertoire, that even the pickiest of eaters will devour!
How to fly a kite

How to fly a kite

Kite-flying has a certain magic to it, even for grown-ups! When we watch someone flying a kite it all seems pretty easy, but there are some basics you need to know in order to keep your kite flying high in the sky.
Family survey results 2013

Family survey results 2013

How to make a kite

How to make a kite

The only thing that beats the joy of simply flying a kite is making your own to fly! The whole family can get involved, taking turns between steering, cheering and assisting with take-off. You might even find just watching the kite soar, dip and twirl high above is exciting, especially knowing you had something to […]
Get healthier in one day

Get healthier in one day

Boost your body at breakfast For a perfectly healthy start to the day, swap processed and sugary breakfast cereals for wholegrain oats. They provide many health benefits, such as increasing the hormones responsible for appetite control, boosting immunity, acting as a natural laxative due to their fibre content, and improving insulin sensitivity which helps our […]
Make the journey destination fun

Make the journey destination fun

Any parent who’s ever taken the family on a holiday that required over an hour of travel knows these trips can range from mildly chaotic to incredibly frustrating to “we’re never going on holidays again!” But with some planning and a few tricks up your sleeve, you could make your journey destination fun (or at […]
Christmas in July events around the country

Christmas in July events around the country

Celebrating Christmas in July gives us Southern hemisphereans a chance to experience what a ‘traditional’ Christmas might feel like. Why should we wait until December for the fun and frivolity of Christmas time when there are so many Christmas in July events to attend? Bondi Winter Festival – With a huge ice-rink, alpine ski hut […]
Berry sorbet

Berry sorbet

Ok, so it has quite a bit of sugar in it, but we all need a treat sometimes. And these particular treats are bursting with real fruit but with no fat, so it’s perfect for kids (and for mums!). What you’ll need: Ingredients 1¼ Cups water ½ Cup sugar 1½ Cups raspberries or strawberries 1 […]
Fun fruit salad in a watermelon basket

Fun fruit salad in a watermelon basket

With a serving basket made out of the watermelon skin (it can be as elaborate or as simple as you like), your kids will realise how much fun fruit can be! What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 Medium sized watermelon 1 Can canned diced pineapple 2 Cups seedless green grapes 2 Apples – cored and chopped […]
Berry yummy icy pops

Berry yummy icy pops

These delicious desserts provide all the flavour of the shop-bought alternatives but they are a lot healthier. It’s a great recipe to get kids involved in, and a good chance to have fun and experiment with some new flavours. What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1 1/3 cups apple juice 340g of […]
Sticky slippery satay noodles

Sticky slippery satay noodles

What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 Packet yellow noodles 3 Cups vegetables (whatever your kids like) 1½ Cups hot water 1/3 Cup smooth peanut butter ¼ Cup light soy sauce 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 Tablespoon of cornflour 150 Grams of chopped cooked chicken (BBQ chook is great) ¼ Cup sliced green onions Method Boil your […]
Fun rolls

Fun rolls

These are super healthy, super fun and super easy. Pick up a BBQ chicken on your way home, chop some veggies and get the kids to do the rest. What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 Cup shredded barbecued chicken 1 Cup iceberg lettuce ½ Cup beansprouts 1 Small red capsicum, thinly sliced 1/3 Cup fresh mint […]
Fabulous feta and pumpkin pasta

Fabulous feta and pumpkin pasta

This tasty pasta salad’s great – not only is it good for a quick easy family dinner, it’s packed full of freshness and the leftovers are great for school the next day. What you’ll need: Ingredients 2 Cups fusilli pasta ¾ Cup pumpkin ¾ Cup shredded cooked chicken 10 Cherry tomatoes, cut in half 3 […]
Chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas

These delicious fajitas are great for kids and for parents, and by adding heaps of veggies and swapping sour-cream for natural yogurt, they’re great for health too. Not only that, but making your fajitas together as a family is an awesome way to bring some fun to the dinner table. What you’ll need: Ingredients 700g […]
Wrap and roll

Wrap and roll

These are something different for school lunches, but they’re really tasty. Substitute whatever salad your kids are more likely to eat, and they’ll be laughing all the way past the tuck-shop. If you make a big batch of the meatballs, you can freeze them and grab them whenever you need. What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 […]
Stickwiches - sandwiches on a stick

Stickwiches – sandwiches on a stick

What you’ll need: Ingredients Bread Cheese Sandwich meat Grape tomatoes Lettuce Pickles Method Cut up your bread, cheese, and sandwich meat in to bite-size bits. Slide your cubes onto the stick like a kebab.
Vegetarian "steak" sanga

Vegetarian “steak” sanga

This recipe is an absolute bottler, and it’s the best way we’ve found to get your kids eating mushrooms. What you’ll need: Ingredients 2 Slices of ‘doorstop’ bread 1 Big portabello or field mushroom Olive oil 1 Clove of garlic 2 Leaves of lettuce 1 Slices of low fat cheese 2 Slices of tomato Method […]
Itsy bitsy cheese burgers

Itsy bitsy cheese burgers

If your kids love burgers they’ll go nuts for these! Hide a few veggies in the patties, plus a bit of salad on top, and they’ll be eating healthy without even noticing it. It can get a bit fiddly with all the small pieces, so you might want to make a couple of big people […]
Awesome apple chips

Awesome apple chips

Kids love chips, but they’re not exactly good for them. Try this ridiculously easy recipe for a healthy, fun alternative that they will gobble down. What you’ll need: Ingredients 4 Apples (Gala work well) Cinnamon Method Preheat your oven to 150°C with the fan on. Core your apple then cut into 3mm slices. Lay your […]
Nutty muesli bars

Nutty muesli bars

Muesli bars often look healthy at the supermarket, but when you look at what’s in them they are full of fat and sugar. So why not make your own for your kids lunch? What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 Cup of rolled oats 1 Cup of desiccated coconut ¼ Cup of sesame seeds ½ Cup of […]
Egg in a hole lot of fun

Egg in a hole lot of fun

This little treat is great – fun shapes, tremendous tastes and it’s actually healthy. It might sound like kid food, but take it from us, you’ll probably need to make enough for the whole family. What you’ll need: Ingredients 2 Slices wholemeal bread 2 Eggs 1 Cup berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries) 1 […]
Sunday brekky sundae

Sunday brekky sundae

This is another great ‘breakfast dessert’ to get your kids eating fruit without realising. It’s perfect for a weekend breakfast ‘treat’, so they think they’re getting rewarded! You can use your favourite tall glasses, or for something extra special, serve them in an ice-cream cone. What you’ll need: Ingredients 100g Strawberries (or fruit of your […]
Frosty fruit salad

Frosty fruit salad

Getting the little ones to eat a healthy breakfast is a lot harder to get them eating dessert, so why not try Frozen Fruit Salad, which is both! Obviously you use any fruit you like, but here’s our favourite. One tip is to avoid bananas, which don’t go to well in the freezer. What you’ll […]
Brekky pizza

Brekky pizza

If you’ve got a couple of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, these delicious brekky pizzas are great for school day breakfast. What you’ll need: Ingredients 4 English muffins 1 Sliced tomato 2 Eggs ½ Cup grated mozzarella Oregano Tomato sauce Method Hard boil your eggs. Toast your English muffins then lay the eight halves in […]
Smashing smoothies!

Smashing smoothies!

Call it a smoothie or a shake and your kids will have no idea they’re eating fruit. Give this one a go, or just blend up a mix of your own. What you’ll need: Ingredients 1 Cup strawberries 1/3 Cup frozen blueberries 2 Bananas ¼ Cup orange juice 1½ Cups low fat strawberry yogurt ½ […]
Cupples

Cupples

Kids think these are super fun – hollowed out apples to make punch cups. And once they’re done with the drink, they eat the apple. What you’ll need: Ingredients 4 Apples 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 Cup cranberry juice 1 Cup apple juice 1 ½ Natural sparkling water 4 Cinnamon sticks Method First make your […]
Jungle juice

Jungle juice

If your kids love juice, but don’t love eating fruit, then give this recipe a try. It’s a good one to get your kids involved in. Keep in mind if you’re kids are young, you might want to water it down a bit. What you’ll need: Ingredients ½ Pineapple 2 Apples 2 Oranges 2 Passionfruit […]
How the flu affects your body

How the flu affects your body

The flu is something everyone dreads coming down with and we go to great lengths to avoid it every winter. When compared to having the common cold, having the flu can make you feel much worse.
Why you should boost your garlic intake this winter

Why you should boost your garlic intake this winter

Why is garlic an important natural immune remedy? Garlic has been used by many cultures throughout history as a food and medicine. It was used in Ancient Egypt and in China for over 3000 years. Additionally Sanskrit records document its use approximately 5000 years ago.1 Today, garlic continues to be eaten as a food and […]
10 winter fruits and vegetables to help keep colds and flu away

10 winter fruits and vegetables to help keep colds and flu away

We are a bit spoilt in Australia as we can generally find most fruit and vegetables on the supermarket shelves at any time of the year. However, eating with the seasons whenever possible will mean your fruit and vegetables will be at their freshest, likely to be better quality and rich in flavour. With winter […]
How apps can benefit kids' learning

How apps can benefit kids’ learning

Click below to start the download to your smart device. There is no denying that technology is taking over our lives. Who would have thought, even ten years ago, that we would be able to access our emails, tweet our thoughts to hundreds of followers or Skype our friends from across the globe all from […]
Six slow cooker recipes guaranteed to please

Six slow cooker recipes guaranteed to please

The slow cooker is a busy person’s in-house chef! Simply throw in the ingredients before heading out the door, and by the time you get home, there’s a delicious meal with tender meat and flavoursome vegies ready to “plate up!
How echinacea can help you save money this cold and flu season

How echinacea can help you save money this cold and flu season

It is estimated that the average person contracts more than 50 colds during their lifetime.1 Anyone can get a cold, although our little ones in pre-school and primary school tend to catch them more frequently than teenagers and adults.1 Whether it’s Mum or Dad or the kids getting sick there is no doubt that having […]
How to bring the outdoors in to your small living space

How to bring the outdoors in to your small living space

Whilst many of us city dwellers have limited space for a fully-fledged garden, there are ways to reap the benefits of plants by maximising the space you do have. Bringing plants into your living area is not only decorative, but will also help to purify the air around you. Our leafy friends are powerful little […]
Getting picky eaters to eat well

Getting picky eaters to eat well

By Claire Chadwick In an ideal world, my children would eat only organic, fresh food. I would bake everything from scratch. I would source only wholefood ingredients and nothing they consumed would contain nasty additives, artificial colours, ‘numbers’, sugar overloads or preservatives. We would grow all of our own food and work as a family […]
10 time saving tips for busy women

10 time saving tips for busy women

Between pursuing a career, doing household chores, raising a family, running errands and maintaining some level of sanity, there’s no denying that being a woman can be particularly chaotic. So you don’t have to come up with a 25th hour, we’ve got 10 ideas to help free up some of your valuable time, so you […]

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Here at Cenovis, we know that every kid likes different stuff, that’s why we’ve developed a delicious range of kids vitamins to suit every taste bud. Cenovis Kids Vitamins contain no artificial colours or flavours and come in different fun formats to help make taking vitamins easier for your kids. We’re sorry you weren’t completely […]
10 family friendly activities to get the heart racing!

10 family friendly activities to get the heart racing!

Families that play together, stay together! Even though our schedules seem to be getting busier it’s important to fit in quality family time to bond, reduce stress, increase health and happiness. There’s no excuse when there are so many great, and often free activities, to get the family active in the great outdoors. From charity […]
How to boost your immune system

How to boost your immune system

How can I boost my immune system? We often hear about the importance of boosting the immune system. The reason for this is because the immune system, which is made up of a number of cells (specific to immune function), helps the body fight nasty bugs.1 The good thing is that nature has given us […]
Walking trails for the whole family

Walking trails for the whole family

Walking is one of the best ways to get the body moving, get back into nature and explore new places. It is even better when you get to spend it in good company! Not only does walking as a family encourage health and physical fitness, but it allows more time for talking and sharing together.
The importance of taking women’s health supplements

The importance of taking women’s health supplements

Taking high quality supplements and making good lifestyle choices can help throughout our lives to keep us on the right track when it comes to our health and wellbeing. Women have specific nutritional requirements and health concerns at different stages of life and it is ideal to choose women’s health supplements that target those specific […]
Ensuring your children receive the required daily Iron intake

Ensuring your children receive the required daily Iron intake

Iron is an important mineral that is found in every single cell in our bodies. Although we store some iron to replace any that is lost, low iron levels over time can lead to poor health.1   Babies, toddlers, pre‐schoolers and teenagers are at higher risk of a deficiency because their diets might not contain high […]
The importance of calcium for growing bodies

The importance of calcium for growing bodies

The importance of calcium for growing bodies Calcium is essential for the growth of strong, healthy bones and teeth. Throughout our lives, our calcium needs change, depending on what stage of life we are in. Young children and pre‐teens have special calcium requirements, as their bones are still constantly growing. Pre-teens and adolescents also experience […]
Recognise the differences between cold and flu

Recognise the differences between cold and flu

What is the difference between a Cold and the Flu? Sore throat? Runny nose? Cold on its way? or is it the flu? Both are respiratory illnesses and have similar symptoms, but we’re often too busy multitasking family, work and who knows what else to figure out which virus1 has attacked us first. So here’s […]
The importance of a balanced diet for children

The importance of a balanced diet for children

Why do children need a balanced diet from an early age? A healthy, balanced diet for children provides essential vitamins, minerals and other nutritional goodies that kids need for healthy growth and development. Vitamins and minerals are vital for our bodies to function properly and each one plays a specific role in the body.
On the hunt for a healthy Easter

On the hunt for a healthy Easter

It’s hard to believe Easter is just around the corner, when it feels like we’ve only just got over Christmas! The hot cross buns are out, chocolate Easter bunnies are lining the supermarket shelves and soon you’ll have some pretty eager kids on holidays. So how can you keep them amused this Easter? The obligatory […]
10 tips for staying healthy this winter

10 tips for staying healthy this winter

While many people will be happily saying good-bye to a long, hot summer and welcoming the new season, just as many of us will be dreading the cooler weather arriving. Winter is often given a bad rap as it brings with it the cold & flu season and those cold, dark mornings. However, with a […]
6 benefits of multivitamins for young children

6 benefits of multivitamins for young children

Young children go through rapid periods of growth and development which increases their need for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Ideally, kids would get these from a healthy, balanced diet with a wide variety of nutritious food. But as parents, we know it can often be quite a challenge to achieve this every day! Kids […]
Healthy eating: how to encourage your child to make healthy food choices

How do I encourage my children to eat a balanced diet including all of the vitamins and minerals they need?

How do I encourage my children to eat a balanced diet including all of the vitamins and minerals they need? There are many positive ways in which to encourage kids to eat a healthy, balanced diet. The most important way is to adopt these healthy eating behaviours yourself. You don’t have to be perfect all […]
Keep your kids energised and healthy

Keep your kids energised and healthy

Vitamins & Minerals growing bodies need Kids require a nutritious and varied diet to support the amazing level of growth and development that happens during childhood.  For many parents, making sure kids receive all the nutrition they need through food can be a confusing and daunting task.  While trying to make sense of the wealth […]
Why kids need calcium

Why kids need calcium

How does calcium help growing children? During childhood and into their teenage years, kids need enough calcium to support their growing bones and teeth.  Calcium is one of the body’s most important minerals and also has other essential roles to play, including supporting a healthy nervous system and muscle function.  Most of the calcium in […]
Get the (green) thumbs up: things to do with kids in the garden

Get the (green) thumbs up: things to do with kids in the garden

It may be coming into the cooler months but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to be for kids in the garden! We’ve got five gardening suggestions to encourage you and the kids to get outside, get your hands dirty and hopefully start cultivating some little green thumbs in the process!
Three reasons why a vitamin C supplement could help your child

Three reasons why a vitamin C supplement could help your child

Why should I give my child a Cenovis Kids Vitamin C supplement? 1. Cenovis Kids Vitamin C helps to support little immune systems A child’s immune system is less experienced than an adult’s, therefore kids are more likely to attract any germ or bug going around. In fact, they may suffer from as many as […]
3 easy steps to making play dough

3 easy steps to making play dough

There’s nothing quite like the smell of play-dough to bring you back to your childhood! Play dough is not only fun for kids (and adults) of all ages, but it helps develop important sensory skills, strengthens little hands and fingers, improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Now you can make this iconic playtime dough […]
Three reasons why a multivitamin supplement could help your child

Three reasons why a multivitamin supplement could help your child

Why should I choose Cenovis Kids Multivitamins? As children grow, they may go through periods of fussy eating that can make it quite a challenge to ensure they are getting all the nutritional goodies they need. Cenovis Kids Vita Fizzies and Vita Tingles with no artificial colours or flavours may help to solve this problem, […]
Healthy calcium levels for children

Healthy calcium levels for children

How much calcium do my children need? Kids need lots of calcium every day because of the rapid growth and development that occurs during childhood. As your child grows, their calcium needs increase steadily until they reach puberty, continuing at a higher level until early adulthood. The recommended dietary intake (RDI) of calcium for children […]
Board games for kids (and you) that are sure to entertain!

Board games for kids (and you) that are sure to entertain!

Why not break them away from the TV or computer and get down to some serious fun with our favourite board games for kids. Monza Monza puts you behind the wheel of a racing car! An ingenious system of 6 dice with different coloured faces that match the coloured board spaces forces you to plan […]
Tips on how to increase your child’s intake of calcium

Tips on how to increase your child’s intake of calcium

Increasing your child’s daily calcium intake is easier than you may think and takes very little effort. You can increase your child’s calcium intake at breakfast by topping up their cereal and milk with their favourite fruit flavoured yoghurt. Add cheese to sandwiches or top pasta meals with ricotta, grated parmesan or tasty cheese. You […]
Orange spaghetti

Orange spaghetti

Kids love having new and exciting things on their plate (sometimes!) so why not try Orange spaghetti? You can even use the hidden vegetable pasta sauce recipe we suggest and make this a veggie packed dinner.
Cinnamon sweet potato muffins

Cinnamon sweet potato muffins

Do your kids love muffins? Why not try this recipe which includes sweet potatoes and the icing can be left completely up to you!
Cauliflower, potato & parmesan mash

Cauliflower, potato & parmesan mash

Do your kids love mashed potato? Why not use the opportunity to get an extra vegetable into their growing bodies with this one!
Cauliflower Bread Sticks

Cauliflower Bread Sticks

This is a great way to get your kids to eat extra vegetables and with all the extra crunch it’s perfect for soups or snacks. The best thing about this recipe is that it can also be used instead of pizza dough!
Chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are a healthy twist on a childhood favourite and packed full of veggies!
Beautiful beetroot chocolate cake (Also great as Red Velvet cake)

Beautiful beetroot chocolate cake (Also great as Red Velvet cake)

This one sounds a little odd but is a great way to disguise vegetables in a family favourite! It’s also a great way to make a Red Velvet chocolate cake without using artificial colours to bring out that rich red tone. If the Beetroot Chocolate Cake doesn’t float your boat, why not try Chocolate Zucchini […]
Marvellous muffins

Marvellous muffins

Muffins are a great way to get veggies on the go and like quiche they are very versatile and can be made to your family’s tastes. The recipe below is vegetarian, but you can add sliced ham, bacon, chicken or turkey to the mix for something a bit more substantial. We like to make these […]
Green & gold quiche

Green & gold quiche

This is one of our family favourites; especially because it’s so quick and can be customised to suit almost anyone’s tastebuds! We like to make a green and gold quiche – packing it with lots of healthy veggies and proteins including chopped spinach, zucchini, low fat cheese, peas, shallots and sometimes even carrot or tomatoes. […]
Veggie packed meat balls (or burgers!)

Veggie packed meat balls (or burgers!)

These meatballs are fantastic to have with spaghetti but also a great lunch or dinner option with salad or extra veggies. You can also flatten them out and they become delicious burgers. The best thing is they taste great, and are packed with more than meets the eye- 2 or more hidden veggies! You can […]
Hidden vegetable pasta sauce – vegetarian and meat options

Hidden vegetable pasta sauce – vegetarian and meat options

Everyone has a recipe for homemade pasta sauce but we think this one is pretty tasty and packed full of vegetables for the whole family.
My firstborn is starting school

My firstborn is starting school

[By Claire Chadwick] How do I feel about it? For her whole life – all five years of it – we’ve had our days together. Her and I. And now with baby brother joining the crew too. Since the day my firstborn entered the world, my every decision and every thought has been centred around […]
B vitamins and children

B vitamins and children

What are the B group vitamins and what do they do? Vitamins are naturally present in food and are necessary for our bodies to function properly. There are thirteen vitamins, eight of which belong to a group called the B vitamins. These vitamins perform many vital tasks throughout the body, making them extremely important. B […]
Making the most of the mundane

Making the most of the mundane

[By Claire Chadwick] Enjoying the ‘every day’ with our kids. Reflecting back now, I realise how much freedom I had before I became a parent. Late nights could be met with sleep-ins, weekends were about recovery and celebration and adventure, holidays were about rest, relaxation and getting away and days at home were filled with […]
3 Cenovis christmas checklists to help with the last minute rush!

3 Cenovis christmas checklists to help with the last minute rush!

A few weeks ago, we asked whether you were ready for Christmas through our Facebook page and the overwhelming response seemed to be “No”! (which seemed to echo a lot of the Cenovis team as well!) So the team wanted to pull together all their “To Do” lists and create a few Cenovis Christmas checklists […]
Flying solo

Flying solo

I recently had the ahem, joy, of caring for my two children, by myself for TWO WHOLE WEEKS. I am not a very good solo parenter, I will be the first to admit. I am little, shall we say, dramatic, and to me nothing says trouble and drama like flying solo with kids!
5 smoothie recipes the family will love

5 smoothie recipes the family will love

With summer on its way and temperatures rising, now is the perfect time to dust off the blender and have some fun mashing and smashing fruit into delicious and nutritious smoothies! From green smoothies packed with vitamins found in spinach, kale, cucumber and mint to the occasional, but decadent dessert smoothie chock full of creamy […]
Create a family "to do" list this summer

Create a family “to do” list this summer

School holidays are just around the corner and for some families that means a 24/7 regime to keep the kids busy, active or entertained otherwise there may be an endless summer rendition of “I’m bored, what can I do now?”.
The key ingredients of children’s health supplements

The key ingredients of children’s health supplements

During childhood our bodies and minds are growing and developing at a rapid pace. Making sure our kids are getting enough of key nutrients, such as Omega‐3, calcium, iron, vitamin D, vitamin C and iodine, will help to support their growth and development during this important stage of life as well as maintain their general […]
Key ingredients of women’s health supplements

Key ingredients of women’s health supplements

We all know that making sure we get our daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals is going to be good for our health and general wellbeing. It is also important for us to know exactly which ingredients will be of most benefit to our individual health needs. The following key ingredients includes
Doing it all. Finding balance within the family home.

Doing it all. Finding balance within the family home.

[By Claire Chadwick] ‘Back in the day’ it was the norm that the men went out & worked to earn a living, and the women stayed home. The women were in charge of the house, the upbringing of the kids and balancing the budget. Over time, and as the world changed, women started working. Working […]
Tasty treats for kids parties

Tasty treats for kids parties

Since birthday parties are a great excuse for kids to enjoy a few more treats than usual we thought we’d share some quick and easy recipes that we like to use when our own kids birthdays roll around.
Great movies for a relaxing weekend

Great movies for a relaxing weekend

Who doesn’t love a good movie? We asked around the Cenovis team, and even a little further for people’s favourite chilled out movies and here’s what we came up with. It’s a bit of a mix so we hope you find one or two to enjoy next time you have a relaxing night in. We’ll […]
Fun movies for the kids

Fun movies for the kids

So we all know, and are fond of kids movies from the past few years; the Harry Potters and the Toy Story series, but we thought we’d suggest some movies to add to the “much watch list”. We think they’re great kids’ movies and we hope your kids will enjoy some of them too.
Ten great ideas to entertain the kids

Ten great ideas to entertain the kids

Sometimes it’s not easy to entertain the kids so here’s a few ideas in case you run a little short.
Make a map of the neighbourhood

Make a map of the neighbourhood

A fun entertainment idea for the kids is to make a map of the neighbourhood. It lets you and the kids exercise together, as well as leave you some time to recuperate when they return home and the kids work on their map.
Make your own sundial

Make your own sundial

Making a sundial is a fun \science project for the kids, one that will help them learn and play at the same time!
Treasure hunt at home

Treasure hunt at home

Kids love treasure hunts and why wouldn’t they? There’s a thrill in finding even the most mundane things around the house and of course there’ll be a real treasure at the end. There’s also fun for you in planning it. It might take a little work but just enjoy letting your imagination go and see […]
Make your own story book

Make your own story book

Even kids have stories to tell, so why not engage their creative side and help them create their own special story book.
Library trip for the kids

Library trip for the kids

Why not make a library trip for the kids this weekend? Nowadays there’s a lot more to libraries than just having all the books your kids could imagine. They’ve always been a great place to educate but now they have lots of extra fun stuff for your kids to do. Depending on the library, there […]
Frisbee golf - something new to entertain the kids

Frisbee golf – something new to entertain the kids

Frisbee golf (or disk golf) is a fun and inexpensive way to get the family out and about and having fun. It’s great fun for everyone because your level of experience doesn’t matter so the entire family can play.
Indoor fortress fun

Indoor fortress fun

Looking for something to entertain the kids? Why not take the opportunity to re-live your childhood by helping the kids create a magical castle, a pirate ship or a tree house in the sky. Their imagination is the limit when creating indoor fortress fun!
Fun tongue twisters for the kids

Fun tongue twisters for the kids

Why not let the kids have some fun with some tongue twisters? Get the kids to say them as fast as they can and see how many times they can finish each tongue twister without making a mistake. You might even find some of them challenging. Send us your favorites if they aren’t on our […]
The importance of taking multivitamins

The importance of taking multivitamins

Vitamin and mineral supplements were traditionally recommended only in cases of deficiency. Now evidence is accumulating to show that multivitamins may be an important extension of healthy eating and helpful in achieving a level of health beyond what is possible through diet alone. Taken in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle multivitamins can help to support […]
The key ingredients of multivitamins

The key ingredients of multivitamins

Each and every vitamin and mineral is necessary for our bodies to function and is needed for good health – that’s why they are called essential vitamins and minerals! We all know that making sure we get our daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals is good for us. We also know it can be […]
The importance of children’s health supplements

The importance of children’s health supplements

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development. Unfortunately it can also be a time of very fussy eating! It is important to make sure our kids are getting the right nutrition their bodies need for good health, to help them learn and to make sure they have plenty of energy.
Our favourite free iphone apps for the kids

Our favourite free iphone apps for the kids

Oh and they’re all educational too!
Healthy breakfast recipes

Healthy breakfast recipes

Ok so we know time might be a bit tight with the morning rush during the week but we think these breakfast recipes would be a nice little treat at the weekend.
Cenovis welcomes Baby Mac to our new Mum’s Corner blog. Cenovis welcomes Baby Mac to our new Mum’s Corner blog.

Cenovis welcomes Baby Mac to our new Mum’s Corner blog.

As a Mum of two young girls my days (and nights) are spent running around for everyone else. Whether it’s getting washing on – that somehow MAGICALLY appears in everyone’s drawers clean and folded – or providing those relentless meals that they seem to want 3 times a day, every day – at the end […]
Something a little different for those school lunches

Something a little different for those school lunches

Making lunch every day of the school year can be a little tiresome so we came up with some healthy ideas to keep the kids (and mothers) happy.
Make a family tree

Make a family tree

If you’re looking for an easy family project, why not consider making a family tree? Not only does it give your kids a chance to step away from the TV and be creative, but it will also teach them about their family and their heritage.