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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...

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...

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...

Packing Lunch

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 pack, it...