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Brain food

Brain food

What we know about breakfast Parents are continually being told that children learn better at school when they have had breakfast. Even so, by late primary school nearly one quarter of children go to school without having had breakfast and this number increases as...

Are you catering to your child’s fussiness?

I was talking to Lisa, a friend of mine, about the way I work with parents to take the stress out of mealtimes. I mentioned Ellyn Satter’s Division of Resonsibilty. I was telling her that when you follow the Division of Responsibility, you offer the same food to...

My child doesn’t eat vegetables

Many parents I see are worried that their child doesn’t eat any vegetables. Maybe this concern is because we hear so much from health professionals and in the media about how good vegetables are for us. They help prevent certain cancers, increase our immunity, and...

What will I eat at the show?

The title of an article in the Sunday newspaper caught my eye. “Show stalls are a nutritionist’s nightmare”. As a nutritionist, I was keen to read the article. The article suggests that most of the food available to buy at the show is unhealthy:...

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....
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