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Extra foods vs core foods

‘Extra’ foods are those foods that add to the amount of food we eat but don’t contribute to our nutritional needs. These foods typically contain sugars and/or fat but not many vitamins, minerals or fibre. Examples of ‘extra’ foods include cakes (including muffins,...

Giving up the bottle

The recommendations from health authorities around the world are unanimous – the optimal nutrition for the first six months of life is human milk. For those who choose not to breastfeed, an infant formula should be used. From six months of age iron-rich foods such as...

Adolescents and parents at loggerheads over food!

Adolescents and parents can come to loggerheads over food. And this is where a paediatric dietician can be helpful. Parents sometimes have the impression that their child is underweight or overweight when they just happen to be growing at the lower or upper end of the...