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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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What’s good about carbs?

What’s good about carbs?

Open a popular magazine these days and there is likely to be something about cutting down on carbohydrates in order to lose weight. There have been various weight loss diets over the past 30 to 40 years that use the low-carb approach Studies which have looked at the...

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Are vegetarian diets OK for children?

Being vegetarian means different things to different people. Plant foods are the foundation of a vegetarian diet. Plant foods include bread and grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes (such as dried beans and lentils), nuts and seeds. A healthy vegetarian diet includes...

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Back to school – packing lunch

Back to school – packing lunch

Packing lunch boxes is a task that parents do thousands of times. Some find it easy, others find it difficult to know   what to put in there. If your child doesn’t eat the food you provide, it doesn’t mean you got it wrong. There are many reasons that food comes...

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Extra foods vs core foods

‘Extra’ foods are those foods that add to the amount of food we eat but don’t contribute to our nutritional needs. These foods typically contain sugars and/or fat but not many vitamins, minerals or fibre. Examples of ‘extra’ foods include cakes (including muffins,...

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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 against...

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Don’t try to ‘get your child to eat’

We are born with the amazing ability to know how much we need to eat in order to grow and develop. This is part of our biological makeup. So a newborn infant feeds when he/she is hungry and takes the exact amount of breastmilk or formula that she needs to feel full...

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Giving up the bottle

The recommendations from health authorities around the world are unanimous – the optimal nutrition for the first six months of life is human milk. For those who choose not to breastfeed, an infant formula should be used. From six months of age iron-rich foods such as...

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A little bit (more) sunshine

It's winter and it's cold and raining. Our children are out in the sun much less than in the warmer months. Levels of vitamin D go down in winter becuase the ultra violet radiation from the sun is weaker. Vitamin D forms in the skin when it is exposed to the sun. . We...

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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.