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The Power of Parents

The Power of Parents

You have more influence on what your children eat than you may think. For children under 12, both Mum and Dad are the most important role models for kids when it comes to eating and physical activity. Children would rather eat a meal with you than with anyone else....
Brain food

Brain food

What we know about breakfast Parents are continually being told that children learn better at school when they have had breakfast. Even so, by late primary school nearly one quarter of children go to school without having had breakfast and this number increases as...
The trick with Halloween treats

The trick with Halloween treats

It’s that time of the year again. Halloween, which is becoming increasingly popular includes the tradition of trick or treat. Children dress up and visit the neighbourhood in pursuit of treats, usually confectionary of one sort or another. They can end up with...
How do I ‘get’ my child to eat?

How do I ‘get’ my child to eat?

Many parents ask me, “How do I get my child to eat?” There are a few common variations, such as “How do I get my child to eat fruits/vegetables/another food group?” Let’s get the bad news out of the way: if you’re trying to get your child to eat, it’s probably not...
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