Welcome to the Healthy Start Nutrition blog
As a Paediatric Dietitian working with young families, parents are often interested in what I feed my own kids. Do I practice what I preach? Are my kids 'good' eaters?
Listeria are bacteria that can cause the serious illness listeriosis. Pregnant women are at higher risk of listeriosis. So if you are pregnant, what foods can you eat? What foods should you be avoiding?
I need ideas for snacks! This is something I hear frequently from parents of young children.
In reality snacks don't need to be fancy, keep it simple and easy.
Should babies and children graze throughout the day or should you only offer 3 meals?
How do you know if your child's fussy eating is normal or if it is extreme fussy eating? When do you get help?
Stressful mealtimes and fussy eating are two issues that families I see often struggle with. Both are very common and normal when you have toddlers or young children. What can you do about it?
Families often ask me how much fruit should their child be eating and are surprised to discover the amount recommended for babies and young children.