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Back to school – 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 provide, it doesn’t mean you got it wrong. There are many reasons that food comes back...

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...

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:...
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...
Back to school – packing lunch

Back to school – 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 provide, it doesn’t mean you got it wrong. There are many reasons that food comes back...
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