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Fats

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By Lauri Isserow Fats As with carbohydrates in recent years, fats have been wrongly accused of being “bad.” Too much fat can be a bad thing, but fat is an essential nutrient and some are definitely better than others. Certain kinds of fat are actually good for us and are an important part of a healthy diet. Adequate fat intake ... Read More »

Junk Food

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By Lauri Isserow “Junk food” generally refers to foods that contribute lots of calories to our diets but little nutritional value. Of course, what’s considered “junk food” depends on whom you ask and how the particular food is made. For example – pizza is generally considered “junk food” but if it’s home-made – with a wholegrain base, tomato sauce, low ... Read More »

Healthy Lunch box

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By Lauri Isserow A healthy lunch keeps active kids alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need every day. Let children be involved in choosing what goes into their lunch box because no matter how healthy your child’s lunch box is, it won’t provide any nutritional value if it doesn’t get eaten!What should you include? Bread – for ... Read More »

Fussy eating toddlers

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By Lauri Isserow During the exciting toddler years, there is a significant development in fine and gross motor, social, cognitive and emotional areas. They become less dependent and begin to master an increasing number of skills. During this period your child becomes increasingly competent in self-feeding and will very likely develop and express (quite clearly!) definite preferences over food. There ... Read More »

Introducing solids to a baby

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By Lauri Isserow The growth rate during infancy is higher than at any other time of life and therefore the nutritional requirements of your baby are high. Growth charts are a vital tool for both parents and health professionals to monitor growth. The centile that your baby is growing on is not important (all babies do not need to be ... Read More »