Fussy eating is very common. Extremely fussy eating (often characterised by eating less than 20 foods, not being willing to try new things and often only eating foods which are very similar eg in colour of texture) is less common but still not rare. There are so many products on the market which claim to… Continue reading Help my child is so fussy
Fussy eating can be very stressful. Help is available.
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 salt… Continue reading Foods to avoid at 6 months
Reducing salt in children's meals
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 look… Continue reading Cooking with children – part 2
This is the first in a series of articles for parents and carers about the skills I think children need to develop around cooking When it comes to cooking with our children it is easy to get into the habit of baking with our children rather than cooking with them. Teaching our children cooking skills… Continue reading Cooking with children – part 1
Congratulations you are pregnant! Exciting times ahead and what a responsibility; you are the sole provider of nutrition for your unborn baby. And as if that wasn't enough, you also have to deal with nausea, tiredness, aches... Who would be pregnant!? As someone who couldn't open my mouth without being sick for a period of… Continue reading Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous
All children are different and have different appetites. Here are 8 tips to help all those with responsibility for feeding children to know how much to give them. Know the child's weight and get them weighed regularly (at least once a year for school-age children, more often for younger children). If they are tracking along… Continue reading Portion sizes for children
When it comes to starting your baby on solid foods there is lots to think about… What their first food will be, will I use the baby led or spoon feeding method, which high chair shall I buy, when should I start… The list goes on (That’s why I spend 3 sessions talking about it… Continue reading Ready to wean but worried about choking?
You may have heard on the news that Public Health England have suggested that children should be restrict their snacks to two 100 calorie snacks a day. There has been lots of debate about whether children should be calorie counting but the principle is that although children benefit from small snacks, they should not be… Continue reading 100 calorie snacks