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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...

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...

‘Nothing in between’

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....