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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 >
This salad is packed full of flavour and is also great for when you’re on the go! It’s a source of: Folate, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
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.
Before you even become pregnant and embark on the exciting First 1000 Days journey, it’s a good idea to start thinking about nutrition, fitness and lifestyle — all important factors in setting you and your future baby up for the best possible experience. And that goes for your partner too.
Before baby arrives Get to know as much as you can before baby arrives. Attend ante-natal classes with your partner and do some research of your own. Get to know the bump! Reading, singing and talking to your partner’s bump even before baby arrives will allow them to get to know your voice which … read more >
This recipe was chosen as a winning recipe in our Parent’s Recipe Competition
Author: Bernie Callaghan, Meath
This recipe is rich in iron and folate, and is very tasty!
This recipe was chosen as a winning recipe in our Parents Recipe Competition.
Author: Michelle Gayer, Cork
I’m pregnant at the minute and have always loved cooking. Now that I’m cooking for an extra special little one I’m taking even more of an interest and trying to eat a well-balanced yet still tasty diet to ensure myself and bump get all the nutrients we need!
A delicious healthier alternative to Christmas pudding
Makes 10 servings
The pumpkin in this soup provides beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A), which is important for healthy vision and healthy skin. Vitamin A also supports the immune system.