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Food Allergy or Intolerance?

How often do you go to a child’s birthday party or a play date and find a list a mile long of all the different food allergies being catered for? According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, “food allergy affects 10% of children up to 1 year of age [and] between 4-8% of children aged up to 5 years of age”. In Australia, hospital admissions for anaphylaxis due to food allergy in children aged 0 to 4 have increased fivefold in the last decade. It’s no wonder ‘everything-free’ parties are now the norm. But are we seeing an increase in food allergies or intolerances, and what differentiates the two? Food Allergy Or Intolerance? The key factors differentiating a food intolerance from a food allergy are: severity...

Prepare to fly

We’re recently back from a holiday which required super human efforts in organising 2 adults, a 3 1/2 year old and a 4 month old for a whole day of flying. Maybe it was such a mammoth effort due to the fact that I didn’t start packing until the day before…anyway, my priorities for flight prep were something like this:...

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No more fairy bread

This month is all about parties. Delicious, fun, memorable, healthy kid’s parties. Over the next 4 weeks I’m going to share with you my favourite, super easy, nourishing kid’s party recipes that your whole family will LOVE!...

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