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“No pudding until you finish your dinner!” – Why paediatric nutritionists advise against saying this.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

No pudding until you have eaten your dinner! I think almost every parent in the land must have uttered these works at some point. It is often used when other forms of encouragement, coercing and the general battle of wills has reached that ‘all in’ stage. Kids don’t even need to be what some would ...

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A guide to surviving with teenagers at your dinner table

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Teenagers…. We don’t have the pleasure of them living in our home yet but having two young kids it is (hopefully) an unavoidable inevitability! When parents are in that situation, how do we best feed these stroppy lodgers? We want to feed them organic eggs with avocado, smoked salmon and kale for breakfast… they want ...

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Nut Free Snacks

Thursday, August 18, 2016

We all run out of snack ideas for our kids from time to time, and can occasionally be found staring into the cupboard trying to convince ourselves that this isn’t the fourth day in a row that we have fed them chocolate Hobnobs in that tricky hour before dinner. There’s nothing wrong with a Hobnob ...

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Sometimes I don’t want to hear those three little words from my children….

Monday, June 20, 2016

What are those three little words? “Can I Help?” Whether it be DIY or making dinner, there are times when the assistance of a four year old is not always that helpful. Behind the eyes, my brain may be screaming NO but answer is almost always, yes. In general, with a little guidance, the job ...

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He eats eggs! It’s a miracle! A change in fussy eating……. and it was none of our doing.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Eggs are a big thing in our house. Eggs are our breakfast of champions. That was apart from our four year old, he wouldn’t touch them. We had tried everything. We had negotiated, we had asked nicely, we had got frustrated and asked not so nicely. We had explained the health benefits of all that ...

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Find it hard to be healthy?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I find it hard to be healthy. It is little consolation but deep down inside I know that it is not my fault. I believe that it has never been harder to get fit or to stay fit. We are all ‘busy’. It is a common answer to the broad question of “how are you?”…. ...

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