Children who eat nutritious lunches feel better and learn better. 

Studies show that nutritional status can directly affect how well children do at school. Things like iron deficiency impact cognition and being low in other vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, vitamin E, vitamin B, iodine, and zinc, are shown… Continue Reading >

Five tips to get your kids to eat veggies

Are you struggling to get your little one to eat their veggies? Do they balk at the very suggestion of broccoli? According to Australian Dietary Guidelines, we need to be feeding our children at least five servings of veggies a… Continue Reading >

When do I drop my baby’s night feeds?

This is one of the most common questions I hear from parents. “My baby wakes several times during the night for a feed. When can I drop the night feeds?” No two babies are alike they all come in this… Continue Reading >

How to cope with hurtful comments about your fussy eater!

“Just starve them”, said the Facebook post. “Stop feeding your kid rubbish”, said the pre-school mum. “Just hide vegetables, said your girlfriend!” “Your child’s lunch box is unhealthy”, said the teacher. “He should be bigger”, says your mother.   If… Continue Reading >

Boxing the School Lunch

I hear the collective sigh of parents as they face another year of School. Box. Lunches. Urgh. If only our kids would eat what we packed. If only schools gave enough time for kids to sit and actually eat. What… Continue Reading >

Kid Friendly Recipes for Summer

Summer is here and whether we like it or we don’t, we have to enjoy it with the kids around, especially now that it’s the holidays. One of the things that the whole family enjoys doing whether you are indoors… 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 >

What do you mean I can’t eat for two?

  Weight gain is a sensitive topic among pregnant (and non-pregnant!) women – however, it’s an important discussion to have, as one of the first steps to prioritising the health of your baby is prioritising your own. A recent study… Continue Reading >

4 Myths About Fussy Eating We Are Tired of Hearing

If you have a fussy eater, there is no doubt you’ve heard “They’ll grow out of it”, “Just send them to bed hungry” or “Put them in front of the iPad so they will eat”. The feeding myths run rampant!… Continue Reading >

The day I said YES!

I had a ‘yes’ day, a day of only saying ‘yes’ to my kids. It made me realise two things: my kids are pretty fun, and I say ‘no’ far too often. I realised I say ‘no’ to little things… Continue Reading >