Family recipe book – get children cooking

If you have been following my work, you will know that I think it is vital that children learn how to cook. They can start young and that time together in the kitchen can grow into a hobby, a job or just a survival skill. I was commissioned by World Cancer Research Fund to writeContinue reading “Family recipe book – get children cooking”

Advertising of food to children

This week the government announced that they would go ahead with the ban on the advertising of high fat, high salt and high sugar foods (HFSS foods) before the 9pm watershed. This is great news for parents of children who watch TV but there are some things to still consider. Companies can still advertise throughContinue reading “Advertising of food to children”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 5 – BONUS!)

I said there were 4 things I did but actually I missed one really important thing. Sorry. It is so important. It’s good hydration. If you are breastfeeding this is even more important. Did you know that by 6 months babies are having about 900ml of milk? That’s a lot of fluid for you toContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 5 – BONUS!)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 4)

How have you found the last 3 weeks? I imagine it has been a bit of a rollercoaster with the changing Covid restrictions and the Easter holidays but I’m glad you have come back to check what my 4th thing was. The 4th thing I did was to focus on fruit and veg. This mightContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 4)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

Welcome back to week 3. The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day. Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. HavingContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)

I have had 3 children and after each of my pregnancies I have managed to lose the pregnancy weight. How? Dieting of course. NO NO and NO. No dieting. And it wasn’t because it was ‘all baby’ either. At my 6 week check after my first baby I was 70kg (I’m normally about 55-57kg) –Continue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)”

Help my child is so fussy

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 toContinue reading “Help my child is so fussy”

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”