One of parenting’s biggest challenges is how to manage sweets, treats and sugar. Children are obsessed with sweet food and crave sugar often asking for ice cream, biscuits or candy bars. Read on to find out why we need to worry and my strategies for managing their relentless requests.
Adequate fluid is a real concern for a lot of parents and if your child is prone to constipation, fluids are something you will be asked to encourage them to have more of. In the summer we need to drink more as we use fluid to cool ourselves down and if your child has had a tummy bug extra fluid will be needed to help them rehydrate. Here are my top 5 tips for a healthy fluid intake:
Fruit and vegetables - we know they’re good for us and that we’re supposed to eat 5 a day, but why?
It’s all to do with disease prevention.
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and I know the science behind it! Eating within 2 hours of waking jump starts your metabolism and sets your child up for their busy day ahead.
Childhood obesity rates are rising. Dieting is doesn’t work and restricting a child's food intake is linked to both obesity and eating disorders. Mindful eating is learning to enjoy food, its being aware of the hunger and fullness cues and develop a healthy weight. Learn to eat mindfully instead and grow a happy, healthy mindful eater.
Does your child suffer with a funny tummy? Some children could be constipated, not pooing for several days and when they do go it takes them a while. Other children might have diarrhoea or loose watery stools. Frequent tummy pains are often a complaint and oh, my… the wind….!! But what could all of this mean?
Part 4: My 5 secrets to successful mealtimes
Welcome to the final instalment of my 4 part toddler blog. Today I’m giving you my 5 secrets to creating the foundations for successful toddler mealtimes…..
Part 3: The Division of Responsibility
Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility outlines the role of the parent and the role of the child in nourishing and raising a healthy son or daughter.
Part 2: Food Parenting
It’s not just WHAT you feed your child thats important, HOW you feed your child is just as critical. Read on to learn about your Food Parenting style.
Part 1 - Mealtime Management. This is the first part of a 4 part blog series on successfully feeding your toddler.
Worrying about a potential food allergy is a real concern for most parents when they start to wean their baby. How will you know if they are going to be allergic to a food? Could they have a life threatening reaction? Its scary stuff! Read on for what you need to do...
Weaning onto solids is important because breast and formula milk simply don’t contain enough nutrition for the rapid growth and brain development that occurs at this time. The food you choose to give your baby must be carefully considered for its nutritional value as there are critical nutrients that are needed during their weaning journey. Not enough of the right nutrition can lead to cognitive issues including learning and behavioural problems but getting it right can enhance your baby’s intellectual abilities.
How to adapt your recipes to make them healthier. Sit back and watch your kids indulging on their favourite sweet treats, safe in the knowledge that its more than just junk they're eating!
Kids need snacks at all stages throughout their childhood and adolescence. Here’s my approach for successful snacking and healthy snack ideas.
New Year's Resolutions for healthy family meals
With the school holidays coming up fill up your kitchen cupboards with healthy snacks for in between the festive goodies!
Want to make sure your kids have a healthy Christmas without missing our on sweets and treats?
Young children, babies and toddlers rely on milk to provide many of the nutrients needed for growth and development. Even older children & teens benefit from significant milk consumption in order to fuel their bodies. There are so many different versions of milks and milk alternatives to choose from. Read on to understand oat milk from almond milk and which might be best for your growing child.
There is so much information on how to wean your baby, the Internet, books, grandparents and well-meaning friends .... it's no wonder that it can begin to feel daunting.. read on for my answers to the most common weaning questions.
Autumn, I wholeheartedly crave the feelings of warmth and coziness this season invokes, heres my tips for seasonal, hearty, warming healthy family meals.