Posts Tagged "paediatric dietitian"

To plate or not to plate

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Blog, children's dietitian, Childrens' Eating, family meals, Paediatric nutrition | 0 comments

To plate or not to plate

As a children’s dietitian, I am not only interested in the ‘what’ of feeding your child but also in ‘how’ of feeding. How to feed your child differs from one developmental stage to the next. Initially you feed from the breast or from a bottle in a held position. Their task is to suck, swallow and breathe whilst you are supporting their body in your arms. Once they start solids, they are either sitting on your lap or are ready to sit in a high chair. Once they are ready to share family meals, they will be sitting at the ‘big’ table either in a high...

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Are you catering to your child’s fussiness?

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Blog, Childrens' Eating, Fussy eater, Paediatric nutrition, Toddlers' Eating | 0 comments

I was talking to Lisa, a friend of mine, about the way I work with parents to take the stress out of mealtimes. I mentioned Ellyn Satter’s Division of Resonsibilty. I was telling her that when you follow the Division of Responsibility, you offer the same food to all the family, including one food that you know your fussy eater will eat such as bread or rice or pasta. She told me that she was a very fussy eater as a child and that her mother catered to her fussiness. Her mother added an egg to her bottles of milk as she wouldn’t eat eggs, she prepared her more or less the same...

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My child doesn’t eat vegetables

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog, Childrens' Eating, Paediatric nutrition, Toddlers' Eating | 0 comments

My child doesn’t eat vegetables

Many parents I see are worried that their child doesn’t eat any vegetables. Maybe this concern is because we hear so much from health professionals and in the media about how good vegetables are for us. They help prevent certain cancers, increase our immunity, and provide important nutrients. It’s easy to get caught up in the pressure that you feel from all these health messages. It’s important to know that it is common for young children not to like vegetables, so your child is not alone, even though it might look like every other child likes their veges. So what can you do? Firstly relax –...

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The Growing Problem with Obesity in Children

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog, childhood obesity, Childrens' Eating, Paediatric nutrition | 0 comments

Your Overweight Child – How To Help We are constantly bombarded with the facts about childhood obesity. Nearly every day in the media there are statistics about how many children are overweight and obese, how the numbers have increased dramatically over the past two decades, how much TV children are watching, how many ads for junk food are on television during children’s viewing time. All these facts are valid and it is important that we are aware of them. However, there is not a lot of emphasis on what parents can do to help their overweight child. At Familyfoodworks we work with parents to...

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When to stop the bottle

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 in Babies Eating, Blog, bottle feeding, Childrens' Eating, Paediatric nutrition | 0 comments

Why stop milk from a bottle? From birth to about one year of age, infants develop from needing to be fed on demand to needing to have a feeding routine. From about one year of age, they cope best having a routine and knowing what is going to happen in their day. As far as feeding goes, this means having five to six defined mealtimes each day. At this stage it is appropriate for toddlers to be drinking from a cup rather than a bottle. Milk becomes part of a meal not a meal in itself.  It is important to remember that milk is a food, not just a drink to quench thirst. A 250ml bottle of milk...

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