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Bayside Dietetics

Bayside Dietetics

Sarah Smith works in private practice in Bayside Melbourne after working for an extensive period within a Melbourne Children’s Hospital.

She thoroughly enjoys helping children and their families to be as nourished as they choose to be. Many children have specific food concerns, whether they be around a food reaction, difficulty with working out how much to eat, limited food choice or worries when it comes to food.

Sarah thrives on helping these children and families work towards a freedom from the limits these concerns can impose. That may be in the form of new food ideas, providing information, or counselling. But always addressing the specific concerns of the family she is working with.

Sarah has done post-graduate training in both children’s nutrition and counselling. She believes these skills are critical to helping children and families receive the specialised care they deserve.

This will be Sarah’s first introduction to blogging and she is delighted to be working with Kiddipedia, an organisation all about nourishing everyday Australian families.

Website: http://www.baysidedietetics.com.au/

Articles

Why has my child suddenly stopped eating broccoli?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Follow Bayside Dietetics on Facebook Two minutes and 32 seconds into a Man vs. Wild show, Bear Grylls uses his teeth to rip the head off some maggots he’s found inside a dead… Continue Reading >

The top 3 things to consider when you start to introduce solids

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au   Many years ago, the internet opened us up to the world of information. This can be useful at times, like working out your baby’s name or whether you’re getting the best price on… Continue Reading >

Is this the key for you to live a healthier life?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics For all the joy that coming out of isolation brings, a lot of us will also find that it triggers a desire to lose weight rapidly. For months… Continue Reading >

When is picky eating an issue?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics Instagram BaysideDietetics   According to the Chicago Tribune, President George W Bush famously declared “I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid… Continue Reading >

Should I be talking to my child about their sugar intake?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Follow Bayside Dietetics on Facebook   I can still see the love in the room when Sophie* sat down between her parents in my clinic. She was now twelve and having a significant… Continue Reading >

A key thing you can do to raise a happy and healthy child.

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au  Follow Bayside Dietetics on Facebook   Pop quiz from what you know already: What can you do to help your child be happier and healthier, that also has a benefit on helping them… Continue Reading >

The tempting thing to actually avoid when your child reports comments about their body

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   Maya (identifying details in this story have been changed) came to see me regarding her son this week. With the return to school, she was feeling anxious… Continue Reading >

Summer Snacking for Kids

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   When we were little, the summer holidays were spent outdoors. We’d hang with the neighbours’ kids all day and pop home for food only when… Continue Reading >

Interested in Living Longer?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics Instagram BaysideDietetics   How’s this to capture the attention of anyone wanting to live healthier and longer: In 2017, Greek-born Australians had a median age at death of 83.4 years… Continue Reading >

Eight ideas for creating engaging mealtimes for your family.

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Follow Bayside Dietetics on Facebook If you’ve read my blogs over the years, you may have noticed that I don’t preach what to feed your family. Chances are you already know enough about… Continue Reading >

Will a Fitbit help my child? The story of Hare and Tortoise

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics Instagram BaysideDietetics   This is the story of Hare, who bought a FitBit, and Tortoise, who didn’t. As always, my blogs are an interpretation of up-to-date research, so there is… Continue Reading >

Supporting your child’s relationship with food…right from birth

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics Instagram BaysideDietetics   There are important things that you can do, right from the start, to help nurture a positive relationship with food for your child. Support One: You have… Continue Reading >

How To Keep Your Baby Safe When Starting Solids

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   Covid-19 has put us on high alert for bugs so here is some information on bugs in food and how to keep your new baby safe when… Continue Reading >

The lowdown on how to care for the body when reducing lactose.

Tummy troubles associated with milk? Is it best to avoid milk altogether or try lactose free? Why is lactose free milk so sweet and does that mean it’s high in sugar? By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside… Continue Reading >

Would you like your eating resolutions to be sustainable this year?

Your reason for change may be key.   By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics   Zoe* was committed to looking after herself. The last time she’d seen her GP, she’d been told that she was overweight… Continue Reading >

Boosting Immunity with the food options available

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   Let’s start with a whack in the face with honesty – your immunity is pretty established already and starting to make change now is unfortunately… Continue Reading >

Looking after yourself around food during Lockdown

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Please join my facebook Bayside Dietetics or Instagram @baysidedietetics   A friend of mine just said goodbye to all his employees while another friend sits and waits for the travel industry to resurrect… Continue Reading >

A response to recent reports about the Dangers of Vegan Eating for Infants and Children

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics Instagram BaysideDietetic   There has been a strong media reaction to a recent study that looked at the impact of vegan and vegetarian diets in children. I have written a… Continue Reading >

A truth about sugar that you may just want to hear

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   I hate being bad. Naughty. Unhealthy. If someone tells me that doing something is bad, then I’m likely to feel pretty crappy if I do it. I… Continue Reading >

La Nina and Your Health

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   The officials still called it summer. Not many of the rest of us did. The lowest maximum temperature was 13°C in Melbourne. Laugh away the rest of… Continue Reading >

Three Easy Autumn Breakfasts that nail the balance between food joy and nutrition

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   So we seemed to have missed summer, but autumn can be the best time of year anyway. Sunny days. Colours in the trees. Unique seasonal produce. If… Continue Reading >

The twelve days of Christmas Body Shame

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   On the first day of Christmas, I still had iso shame… On the second day of Christmas, I had no-one else to “blame” On the third day… Continue Reading >

Can a nutrient save your life during Covid?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   This will be short and sweet because I don’t want to dilute the point. Since early days with Covid-19 there has been suspicion around a certain nutrient… Continue Reading >

What’s in your poo and how can it help during Covid-19?

  By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics There’s a joke in our house that never fails to get a laugh…Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? Because it wanted to… Continue Reading >

Riding the wave of Michael Mosley back to Mediterranean-Style eating

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   There is a video that is readily available on YouTube and it lasts 3:39. The video is taken by a small camera inserted into man’s… Continue Reading >

Learning from COVID anxiety to help our kids be healthier.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   I spotted him early. Just as he left the storeroom and the wide doors were closing behind him. He was wheeling a pallet of what… Continue Reading >

Weight and Lockdown

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Please join my facebook Bayside Dietetics or Instagram @baysidedietetics   While the Oxford English Dictionary adds around 1000 words per update, I couldn’t find thinspiration nor fitspiration in there. I wonder how they… Continue Reading >

Protecting your Child’s Body Image

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   I’m going to take you through the story of one of my clients, let’s call her Ella. Ella’s story is important because it’s common. When… Continue Reading >

The surprising origin of the interest in gut health.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   This blog is a fictional story that is based on insight we have into ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices from around 800BC.  Ahti squirmed at… Continue Reading >

Super Snacking

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Twitter #BaysideDietetic FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetic   Here are two of the most common questions I get asked: What is the best thing to eat for a snack? What should you feed… Continue Reading >

I can’t face another year of lunchbox sandwiches Mum and Dad!

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   I think cucumber was the worst. Tomato was a close call on making the bread soggy but cucumber had that tangy smell by 12pm. Poor… Continue Reading >

How to get family dinners sorted.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   My girlfriend and I were discussing meals while waiting for the 3.30pm school bell to signal the onset of school chaos. We each reflected having… Continue Reading >

Holy Cow! Why dairy food is actually good for us.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   A study has just been released by Dutch scientists that tells us that the type of food we eat may influence where our body weight… Continue Reading >

Feeling confused around the nutrition trends?

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   This is blog two in the series on nutrition trends. If you are interested I encourage you to also read blog one: Have we found… Continue Reading >

Have we found the Holy Grail?

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   I took the liberty of asking different generations what food or health tip they would they say was the Holy Grail for their generation. Here… Continue Reading >

Too fishy. Getting Omega 3 for kids…without fish

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics   One of my toddler clients this week told me she loved Brussels Sprouts and cabbage but didn’t like chips. I wonder how we get such strong food preferences so… Continue Reading >

How to sneak in lots of energy for your child.

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   The Survivors are currently hungry. That is, reports are that the next season of Survivor is currently in filming mode. So that makes for some… Continue Reading >

“I’m hungry Mum.” After School Snack Ideas

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics   I am stoked by the positive feedback I’ve been receiving about my blog. I’d say the most common reflection I get is parents appreciate the blog as a source… Continue Reading >

Does your child need this fatigue fix?

  By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   Last year I blogged about a really important nutrient for kids, calcium. Strangely, a calcium deficiency has no side effect – it leaves you… Continue Reading >

The school Lunchbox. Easy changes that make a difference.

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Or join Facebook at Bayside Dietetics   You can get lost in the world of buying the latest supplement or superfood to boost your child’s health. Unfortunately, there won’t always be much evidence behind… Continue Reading >

Weight and Hunger for Parents

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   Jenna is average. Jenna has a couple of kids, a dog and a mortgage.   One day, Jenna decides she doesn’t want to average any… Continue Reading >

A fish out of water. Is it happening to my child?

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au   “Never feed him a lot. Never more than a spot! Or something may happen. You never know what.” Mr Carp gave this advice to a boy who bought Otto the fish from his… Continue Reading >

How do I fit in eating well?

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Twitter #BaysideDietetic FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics   I bumped into an old friend yesterday. She had just returned to work after maternity leave and was struggling to cope with the… Continue Reading >

High Energy Diet for Kids

By Sarah Smith, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Twitter #BaysideDietetic FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics   As a new dietitian, I remember talking to a family about a high energy diet for their child. Actually, I don’t, but I do remember what… Continue Reading >

Is my child eating enough?

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Twitter #BaysideDietetic FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetic   I have lots of worries. How many nights in a row can we get away with having chicken? Is Simon the best Wiggle? Make it… Continue Reading >

Goldilocks the “fussy” eater

A little girl named Goldilocks went for a walk. She came across three plates of food. The first looked like this:     It didn’t look easy. It didn’t look nice. It made her feel bored and didn’t entice. You… Continue Reading >

Them bones, them bones.

Written by Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics Whenever I see an article on bone health, I find it reasonably unglamorous. There are much brighter and shinier things to be reading. But the reality is that looking after bones is at… Continue Reading >

Welcome Bayside Dietetics to our Kiddipedia Family

When it comes to our own children, their health is always important to us. For them to be healthy and well equipped with their daily activities, proper nutrition is necessary. Here at Kiddipedia, we make sure we have the best… Continue Reading >

 

 

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