table-cloth

Blog

The large child

The large child

I've talked about growth charts before in relation to concerns about children who are petite. Recently I have consulted a few parents who are concerned that their child is overweight. When we have looked at their weight for age and height, they have been growing at a...

read more
Are you running a restaurant or a family?

Are you running a restaurant or a family?

Would you like to get your evening back?When I hear that parents are preparing more than one meal each evening, I am not surprised that they find feeding their family stressful. They start food preparation in the afternoon and finish after feeding their children and...

read more
What’s on the menu?

What’s on the menu?

When I am working with parents, I often ask them to tell me some of the meals they cook for their family. When it comes to parents of a child who is selective or fussy, they will usually have a small list of meals. I will ask them to think about increasing the variety...

read more
Holiday Eating

Holiday Eating

With holidays approaching, it's more difficult to keep to the regular routine of feeding your family. You may be going away or having a break from work and school. The usual rush in the morning and the pressure to get a meal on the table in the evening dies down. For...

read more

A growing issue

As part of  an initial consultation, I ask parents to bring their child's growth chart. It never ceases to amaze me how each chart and each child is unique. Look around your playgroup, pre school or school and you will see what I mean. Every child is a different size...

read more
Serving out just desserts

Serving out just desserts

Many of us grew up having two distinct courses for our evening meal. The 'main' course was usually meat, fish, chicken or a vegetarian option served with vegetables. When I was a child, many years ago, pasta and rice were not included very often unless you were...

read more
Feeding without pressure

Feeding without pressure

When I ask parents about their concerns regarding their child's eating, they often reply with 'they won't try new foods'. They will often add ' they used to like it ( broccoli, meat...) but have stopped eating it'. This is perfectly normal.Many babies will eat...

read more
Structured Mealtimes

Structured Mealtimes

What happens when children graze or help themselves to snacks throughout the day? They usually have eaten their quota of food before dinnertime. Children are born knowing how many calories/kilojoules they need to eat each day.  If they are eating small amounts often,...

read more
Food in pouches – helpful or not?

Food in pouches – helpful or not?

There is a lot of information out there about feeding children. Recently the new Dietary Guidelines for Australians  were  released with very prescriptive descriptions of what and how much to feed children. Whilst much of the information is useful, parents tend to...

read more
Do you trust your child’s appetite?

Do you trust your child’s appetite?

  Infants and children know how much to eat. In the first six months of life, they need either breastmilk or infant formula. A breastfed baby starts eating when it is hungry and stops when it is full without us even knowing how much they ate. This is the same for a...

read more

Subscribe to Newsletter

Archives

Eve Reed

Eve Reed

Paediatric Dietitian Sydney

Eve Reed is the director of FamilyFoodWorks and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 30 years experience working with children and parents and other health professionals, with an extensive background in child and adolescent nutrition, early childhood care, childbirth education and breastfeeding and counselling.  She specialises in paediatric nutrition with a special interest in feeding behaviours, weight management and assessment of children’s/adolescent’s diets.

Subscribe To The Family Food Works Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.

You have Successfully Subscribed!