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How long should kids stay at the table?

How long should kids stay at the table?

What to do when kids finish eating their meal, but others in the family are still eating? Firstly, it’s important to note that it can be pretty boring for a young child to stay seated at the table once they have finished eating. Here is what you can do to help...
Trusting a child’s appetite – why is it so hard?

Trusting a child’s appetite – why is it so hard?

Recently, I watched a video of a family meal – Mum, Dad and their five year-old daughter. The meal lasted 58 minutes! How could a four year-old sit at the table for that long, I hear you asking. Well, she did a pretty good job of it. It was her mum who became...
The Power of Parents

The Power of Parents

You have more influence on what your children eat than you may think. For children under 12, both Mum and Dad are the most important role models for kids when it comes to eating and physical activity. Children would rather eat a meal with you than with anyone else....
Serving out just desserts

Serving out just desserts

Many of us grew up having two distinct courses for our evening meal. The ‘main’ course was usually meat, fish, chicken or a vegetarian option served with vegetables. When I was a child, many years ago, pasta and rice were not included very often unless you...

To plate or not to plate

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...
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