1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Watch … read more >
Having enough iron in the weaning diet is important to help your baby grow and develop, and to prevent iron deficiency anaemia. Iron also will support brain development. From about 6 months of age, your baby’s iron stores, accumulated from you when you were pregnant, are depleted, so dietary sources of iron become very important.
Vitamin D, sometimes known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, is actually a hormone, called 25- hydroxyvitamin D, which is made by our bodies in response to sun exposure. We can also obtain vitamin D directly from our food, which can include foods which naturally contain vitamin D or are fortified with vitamin D, as well as dietary supplements
The toddler years can be both fun and difficult when it comes to food and developing eating habits. It is a key time though to develop your child’s eating habits for life! So one of the most important meals of the day is breakfast, here are a few fun and healthy breakfast ideas suitable for … read more >
Fish is without a doubt one of the most nutritious foods you can offer to your toddler. Find out about the benefits and tips to get your toddler to eat fish.
Have you heard about Folic Acid? It’s a B vitamin and is really important for all women before and during the early stages of pregnancy. It is usually better to get all the nutrients you need from eating whole foods rather than taking supplements or tablets, with one exception — Folic acid. For a healthy pregnancy, a folic acid supplement is recommended both before you become pregnant and for the first 12 weeks.
Planning on breastfeeding your baby? Read this great article to help you get started.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for the absorption of calcium by our bones. Unfortunately, there are very few dietary sources of vitamin D. Make sure you are getting enough.
Getting your toddler busy in the kitchen, involving them in simple cooking and food shopping, can go a long way to nurturing a positive attitude towards food and acceptance of new foods. This will help to fight off/manage the dreaded fussy eating phase.
If you are avoiding alcohol this festive season it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself at a party or that you have to ring in the New Year with a glass of water! Here are a few tasty mocktail recipe ideas: Mojito Mocktail 75ml of apple juice 75ml of sparkling water 1 whole lime … read more >
Iron is very important during pregnancy for both you and your developing baby. Iron plays a crucial role in transporting oxygen all around the body and also plays an important role in protecting overall health.