23rd May 2019
healthy kids diet

You don’t have to eat it – How to talk to kids about food

Do you have mealtime battles with your kids in which you resort to cooking them something else you know they’ll eat or bribing them with ice cream when the meal you’ve prepared gets rejected? Do you talk about “junk food” or “treat foods” or tell your children they should avoid certain foods because they’re bad for them? Are you always dieting and talking about your own need to lose weight? Kids are like sponges and they learn from you. I can’t promise to have your child craving spinach overnight but I can give you some tips on how to speak to kids to help them form a healthy relationship with food. I was a picky eater. I literally ate nothing […]
9th May 2019
Weaning

10 tips for easy weaning

Introducing your baby to the world of food for the first time is an exciting adventure but it can be a daunting prospect too. With so much advice online and from friends and family, it can be overwhelming trying to navigate all the potentially conflicting recommendations. Check out my simple tips to help make weaning a healthy, fun and exciting experience for you and your little one! Ready, steady, GO? Check your baby is ready to wean before you start offering food. Babies are usually ready around the age of 6 months but you should avoid weaning before the age of 4 months. Your little one should be able to sit up and hold their head steady, as well as […]
15th March 2019
Hydration

Water water everywhere but how much should I drink?

Do I really need 6 to 8 glasses of water a day? Or is it 2 litres? Can you really ‘drown’ if you drink too much? Do I have to drink only plain water? How will I know when I’m dehydrated? We can survive for weeks without food (not that I’d recommend it) but we’d die within a few days without water or at least something that provides us with water in one form or another. Our bodies are on average 60% water, after all. Our blood, cells and muscles contain water aplenty and it’s needed to regulate our body temperature, lubricate our joints and allow most of our metabolic reactions to occur. But there are so many myths about […]
27th February 2019

Help! My child won’t eat vegetables!

Do you have mealtime battles with your kids? Do you cook different meals for the children and yourself? Do you bribe the kids with pudding and sweet treats to get them to eat their greens? If you’ve answered yes to any of these, you are not alone! I’ve worked with many parents to try to help them take the stress out of mealtimes when you have a picky eater in your midst. These are my top tips but above all, keep calm!   Start as you mean to go on   A great deal of research focuses on the months during which you first give your children food other than milk. This weaning period is over pretty quickly when you […]