There is a common notion that “food before one is just for fun” . Food plays an important role in the first year of life from both nutritional and developmental perspectives. Here we un-pack the when, what and why of introducing solids.
Growth charts are a confusing aspect of parenting for many. Here we explain the “in’s and out’s” of growth charts; provide tips for accurate measurements and identify “Red Flags” when it comes to a child’s growth and weight monitoring.
Iron is an important nutrient. It plays a key role in many of the bodies’ functions including growth, development and appetite regulation Simply put, if iron levels are low children and may find it difficult to concentrate, difficult to learn to their potential and difficult to eat the right types and amounts of food their young body needs.
Here we explain risk-factors for iron-deficiency as well as provide tips for preventing deficiency and eating an iron-rich diet
Our clients and followers would already know that we’re big advocates for filling lunchboxes with “Glow Foods”, “Grow Foods” and “Go Foods”. This simple concept ensures that the main food groups are added and also helps kids to understand basic concepts of health eating. Here’s a step-by-step guide on HOW to put this concept into action
Wholemeal and wholegrain; freekeh and farro; sorghum and spelt; chickpea and brown pasta. What on earth do these words mean; are they a healthy choice and is the social-media fuss worthy? Here we explain a few key points and what to look for when buying grain and cereal based products.
Food is often used to reward a positive behaviour or encourage kids (and adults) to act in a particular way. Doing so can in the short-term leave kids confused about healthy eating and in the long-term set up poor relationships with food.
Here we “unpack” a few important points about food when used as a reward and offer tips and ideas for avoiding them.
Healthy eating (and just eating in general) can be a major concern for parents who’s child requires medications for ADHD. A common side-effect of these medications is a very low-appetite which can bring about short-term and long-term nutrition concerns. Here we provide some tips on helping a child with a low appetite and discuss ongoing management through dietetic support.