Paediatric Nutrition

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Small change for big impact

I have two words for you: Grocery Shopping.

I’d be lying if I said I looked forward to grocery shopping each week. First theres the packing of enough snacks to get my 2 year old through the event, then theres the deciding which meals to have for the week (making sure they’re healthy and the kids will eat them), and my favourite part – unpacking the shopping and wishing I’d cleaned the fridge last week (and the week before that).

While I can’t take your grocery shopping pain away, I can take some of that stress away by helping you to make healthier choices in what has become a sea of confusing, clever packaging (why is everything ‘fortified’ and why does sugar filled cereal have a 4 star health rating?). Each month I am going to share with you some some simple ways to get more nutrition and less packaging into your trolleys with as little stress as possible – making small change for big impact.


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...

Creamy Coconut Chicken

Thank goodness spring is here! As I’m sure you would agree, it is time for winter to move on over and make way for some beautiful warm spring days. Winter in early childhood centres is often overrun with runny noses and more bugs than one person should be allowed to catch in 1 lifetime! So let’s nourish those little tummies with a delicious creamy coconut chicken recipe that’s always a favourite in our house....


The good old party pie

It seems that I’ve been on a sweet tangent over the last few weeks, sharing with you some of my favourite party sweet treats like caramel crunch popcorn, the ultimate chocolate cake and cherry coconut slice (I hope you’ve had a chance to try some). So this week we take the sweet-o-meter down a notch as I share with you my version of a good old party pie....


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!...


3 ingredient ice cream

This is a favourite in our house and it is so quick and easy to whip up. A delicious little treat for the whole family to enjoy, guilt free. To me, this is really what ‘whole food’ is all about. Enjoying the foods we love while nourishing our bodies....