Author(s): Julie Eady
Australia today is facing a health crisis such as we have never seen before. Rates of cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, ADHD and behavioural disorders in our children are all alarmingly high. What is happening and what can we do to safeguard our own health and the health of our children? Our diets must be part of the problem and fixing our diets must be a large part of the solution. The use of food additives in our everyday foods has increased so rapidly over the past 50 years that it is getting difficult to find foods which are additive free. Although most food additives are safe, there are many which are known to be harmful. Additive Alert will tell you quickly and easily which ones you need to avoid and why.
Julie Eady is a full time Mum to three young children. What began as a personal project to identify better food choices for her family, led onto a much bigger project as she discovered the truth about the serious health concerns associated with many additives used in Australian foods. In 2007 Julie was awarded the Western Australian Consumer Protection Award in recognition of her work as a consumer advocate and the benefits her work with Additive Alert has brought to the community.
Chapters: 1. About this book 2. Food additives: what and why? 3. Additives and health concerns 4. Your health, your choice 5. Regulation in Australia 6. Testing and approval of additives 7. Understanding labels 8. Labelling licence: what you need to know 9. The ones to watch out for 10. So whats left? 11. Healthier low-additive eating guidelines 12. Get to it: take control of your kitchen 13. Taking it further by forcing change