Sweets, Sugar & Children - how much is too much?

Sweets, Sugar & Children - how much is too much?

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.

How much should your child drink?

How much should your child drink?

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:

'Rise & Shine' - Breakfast - the most important meal of the day

'Rise & Shine' - Breakfast - the most important meal of the day

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.

'Grow your own' Intuitive Eater

'Grow your own' Intuitive Eater

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.

Funny Tummy??

Funny Tummy??

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?