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
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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. Enjoy!read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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You're now part of a community of parents who want to know ‘how’ and ‘when’ of feeding your child as well as the ‘what’ to feed them. I'm really excited that you've joined us. To start on your way to raising healthy eaters, please take a moment to download your free booklet - ‘Familyfoodworks Guide to Raising Healthy Eaters.’ This booklet includes a checklist to help you identify the areas of feeding that could be causing you stress at mealtimes. There are also tips to get you started making changes. In addition, you will also receive our Familyfoodworks Newsletter, which will be delivered directly to your in-box on the last Thursday of the month. This newsletter is full of information and practical strategies, resources and ideas - everything you need to further support you in becoming a parent who is raising healthy eaters. To assist me in supporting you further, I'd like to know more about you. Please take a moment to let me know:
- What do you see as the main challenges you face in feeding your child?
- What are the areas that you feel you need support in?
- What topics would you like to see written about in our monthly Familyfoodworks newsletter?
- What other resources do you use to help feed your child?
The more you can tell me about you, the more I can support you and ensure that I am providing you with the information you need, so please email me at eve(at)familyfoodworks.com.au with your comments. Until then, Kind regards Eve Reed Paediatric Dietitian Director at Familyfoodworks Please add: email@example.com to your address book and/or white list of permitted emails. This way you can be sure to receive all the great information that will come your way.
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.