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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...

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Are you catering to your child’s fussiness?

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...

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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...

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What will I eat at the show?

The title of an article in the Sunday newspaper caught my eye. "Show stalls are a nutritionist's nightmare". As a nutritionist, I was keen to read the article. The article suggests that most of the food available to buy at the show is unhealthy: foods such as dagwood...

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When to stop milk from a bottle?

Why stop milk from a bottle?   From birth to about one year of age, infants develop from being fed on demand to having a structured mealtime routine. From about one year of age, they cope best having a routine and knowing what is going to happen throughout their day....

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Planning the week’s menu

Planning the week’s menu

We are all short of time and we know that planning the menu for the week will save time and money, but we just don't get around to it. To support you in providing simple, tasty and nutritious meals for your children, I have prepared a menu for the week....

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Morning and Afternoon tea

Children from about one year of age need to be offered the opportunity to eat five times a day.  So parents or carers need to offer breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Morning and afternoon tea are just as important as breakfast, lunch and dinner,...

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Making iron men and women

Making iron men and women

 We all need iron from our food but young children need more of it than adults. Iron is found in every cell and it helps carry oxygen in the blood. Young children need iron for the development of their brain, for energy, concentration and to help the body fight...

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Is your child a fussy eater?

It is normal for toddlers (children between one and three years) to be finicky with their food. They may like a particular food one day and not like it the next, eat a small amount of food at some meals and even not eat anything at another meal. A toddler that will...

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Are you running a restaurant or a family?

Are you running a restaurant or a family?

When I hear that parents are preparing more than one meal each evening, I am not suprised that they find feeding their family stressful. They start food preparation in the afternoon and finish after feeding their children and then later, their partner. In short, they...

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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.

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