At this time of the year, our vitamin D levels are likely to be at their lowest. We produce vitamin D from direct UV sunlight on our skin. Most of us have been rugged up for the winter, not getting as much sun exposure as in the warmer months. Studies have shown that...read more
New mums have a demanding job which requires a lot of energy. At the same time they are not always getting a decent amount of sleep. This is a time when what you eat can help you get through the day (and night). The basis of good eating for new mums is eating regular...read more
I often hear from parents that their child doesn’t eat anything, doesn’t eat vegetables or doesn’t eat enough. In translation that usually means that their child doesn’t eat their dinner, only eats particular foods or doesn’t eat what is served to them. If you would...read more
Recently I gave the keynote address at the 2010 Australian Family Child Care Awards, which were sponsored by Australian Family magazine. The main topic of the talk was fussy eaters. The NSW Minister for Community Services, the Honourable Linda Burney, MP was present....read more
Adolescents and parents can come to loggerheads over food. And this is where a paediatric dietician can be helpful. Parents sometimes have the impression that their child is underweight or overweight when they just happen to be growing at the lower or upper end of the...read more
Introducing solids to your baby in these first weeks are about new tastes, feeling new textures and learning how to deal with eating from a spoon – quite different from the breast or the bottle. That’s quite a lot for a 5 to 6 month-old to deal with. No need to rush,...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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.