Foods to avoid at 6 months

Babies start to have solid foods around 6 months. It is important that babies get introduced to a range of tastes and textures but there are some foods to avoid. If you have allergies, there may be some other foods to avoid but speak to your health visitor or GP for specific advice. Added saltContinue reading “Foods to avoid at 6 months”

Feeding children over the summer break

I love the school holidays. The lack of school run and constant clock watching. The time with my children at their best times of day, not just when they are tired and hungry. No matter how creative you are, school holidays can be expensive though; with trips and activities adding up, not to mention theContinue reading “Feeding children over the summer break”

Sustainability – what it means to this business

In a recent network meeting sustainability in business was discussed. Most of the focus was on climate action but it led me to think about how Porter Nutrition is working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (see picture below) As a small business I commit to do my part in the following goals 1. EndContinue reading “Sustainability – what it means to this business”

Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?

Image: Commons Wikimedia -https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_3224_Pulses_and_legumes.jpg   This is a very complicated question because there are so many factors involved, but it has been the subject of much debate over the last few years. The latest headline comes from work by scientists at Harvard University in the USA. The proposed diet moves us all away from eatingContinue reading “Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?”

Cooking with children – part 2

When I wrote part 1, I promised there would be more… Here it is! Last time we talked about: Hand hygiene, general yuk, listening to an adult, not touching things they have not been asked to touch, stirring skills, measuring out ingredients, food handling and the language of recipes This time, we are going to lookContinue reading “Cooking with children – part 2”