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Do you know a child with a food allergy?

Do you know a child with a food allergy?

  It’s most likely you do, as around 1 in 20 children have a food allergy. It’s 1 in 10 for babies and less for older children as many babies grow out of their food allergy by the time they go to school. What is an allergy? An allergy occurs when the immune system...

When to stop milk from a bottle?

Why stop milk from a bottle?   From birth to about one year of age, infants develop from being fed on demand to having a structured mealtime routine. From about one year of age, they cope best having a routine and knowing what is going to happen throughout their day....
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...

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...

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...