Tuesday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Vitamin D: A symposium in Melbourne today will discuss the faltering Vitamin D levels of many Australians, and whether it’s a good idea to fortify foods (like milk and butter) to boost our Nation’s health and wellbeing. Vitamin D levels are lowest in those in the southern states, reports News.com.au and while it can be found in eggs, fish and margarine, it’s looking like we might follow Canada’s example and think about Vitamin D fortified milk, too. Read on here.
Nicole Kidman: Our Nic has spent time manning the phones at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Telethon, as well as donating $100 000 to the cause. Noice. We like. And she didn’t even do a cheesy dance. More here!
Facebook Trolls: A ground-breaking case in the UK has seen a court order Facebook to provide the details of those who trolled an English mum. When Nicola Brooke’s sent a message of support to an ousted X-Factor contestant “Keep your chin up, Frankie, they’ll move on to someone else soon” : she received hundreds of abusive messages to her own personal Facebook account. When police fobbed off Brooke’s complaints about the incident, she took the case as far as the High Court and has WON. Good for her. She says she’s now going to use the details provided by Facebook to take legal action against her abusers. I think this sets an amazing precedent and perhaps those nasty internet trolls might cease and desist? More here.
Child Mental Health Checks: The Australian Government imposed (voluntary) Healthy Kids Check which will screen children as young as three years old for early signs of mental illness is not a good idea, according to highly regarded US psychiatrist, Dr Allan Frances. The scheme is backed by the AMA (Australian Medical Association), but Dr Frances is concerned about ‘medicalizing normalcy’ and labelling kids. ‘There can be lots of unintended negative consequences to labelling children who essentially are normal and will grow out of whatever problem they have at that moment.’ Hm. As a mother of three, I’m not convinced this is a good idea either. What do you think? Read more here.
Apparently Dannii and Kris are back togeths. Totes.
Ben Affleck took his girls to Fashion Camp. What is that?!
Marc Jacobs out with his boyfriend and his ex too. Good for them.
Breakfast Pie at Village Voices
Here’s one for the bloggers. How to compile a Media Kit.
Cooking with parchment paper (via Joy The Baker)
And here’s our Clip of the Day (via Poppytalk)
Top Image via News.com.au