Fussy Kids? 6 Ways to Combat Food Neophobia

Getting your young children to eat healthy, nutritious food that the whole family is eating can be very challenging and at times stressful. Meal times can be far from relaxing and most nights can feel like a battle field trying to get your toddler or pre-schooler to eat the family meal.

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How to Introduce Your Baby to Solid Food

At around 6 months old babies require extra nutrition on top of breast milk or formula as they continue to grow at an incredibly rapid rate.

Starting your baby on solid food is one of the most exciting times in their development. I love watching their faces as they discover new and foreign tastes and feeling satisfaction when they finish the bowl of mush you prepared especially for them.

Our attitudes and behaviours around eating are shaped during childhood and how you approach this task of starting solid food will have a great impact on how your child will view food in the future.

My first child, Asha (now 2), Read more of this post

14 Ways to Avoid Overweight Kids

Parents have an incredible influence over the habits, thoughts, beliefs and actions of their children. In Australia over a quarter of children are overweight or obese and this is rising. Here are 14 ways you can grow ensure healthy, happy kids: Read more of this post

Sunday Lunch – Family dinners and Obesity

The Art of Eating Well is not just about balancing good nutrition with taste. I believe if you really want to master the ‘art’ of eating well then we need to embrace, cherish and promote the act of family meal times!

Oh the wonderful childhood memories that I have from growing up around the dinner table. Not only was I taught things about food that have stuck with me for life (like leaving your plate clean at the end of a meal), but I have also Read more of this post