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Nutrition for mums with young kids

Thursday, May 3, 2018

One thing that I come across time and time again with mums who have young kids is a concern about nutrition. If a child is a fussy eater then nutrition is often one of the biggest concerns for a parent. Regardless of whether a child is fussy or not, a parents nutrition regularly comes as ...

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Fussy Eaters: Does Grandma really know best?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Raising a child that is a fussy eater can be testing to say the least. It comes with daily challenges and the struggle is real! The dinner table can become a battle ground and it is difficult enough to raise our focus from the meal that is currently in front of us but we have ...

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How to be a Snacktivist!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to be a snacktivist! There was a time when the phrase, “I want a snack” sent a shiver of fear right through me. Even with a fully stocked kitchen I have still found myself struggling to find a suitable snack that I want to feed my kids and that they also want to eat. But ...

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Top 5 Strategies to win the battle with fussy eaters!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The general rule of thumb for harmony at the dinner table is to ignore anything that our parents told us, said to us or did to us. Psychologist and nutritionist have re-written the rules for successfully building positive relationships between families and their food. These five principles will get most families on the right track! Principle ...

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“No dessert until you finish your dinner!” – Why child psychologists advise against saying this.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

"No dessert 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 call ...

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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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