table-cloth
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...
Feeding without pressure

Feeding without pressure

When I ask parents about their concerns regarding their child’s eating, they often reply with ‘they won’t try new foods’. They will often add ‘ they used to like it ( broccoli, meat…) but have stopped eating it’. This is...
Food in pouches – helpful or not?

Food in pouches – helpful or not?

There is a lot of information out there about feeding children. Recently the new Dietary Guidelines for Australians  were  released with very prescriptive descriptions of what and how much to feed children. Whilst much of the information is useful, parents tend to...

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...
Planning the week’s menu

Planning the week’s menu

We are all short of time and we know that planning the menu for the week will save time and money, but we just don’t get around to it. To support you in providing simple, tasty and nutritious meals for your children, I have prepared a menu for the week....