The Importance of Family Meals and Social Eating

The Importance of Family Meals and Social Eating

Eating meals together as a family are one of the most important things you can do as your children grow. The impact that family meals and social eating have on so many aspects of your child’s life is often underestimated and undervalued. Research shows that family...
The Key Elements of a Simple and Nutritious Lunch Box

The Key Elements of a Simple and Nutritious Lunch Box

Below are some tips and ideas to hopefully reduce the stress around packing lunch boxes: Firstly, having a good breakfast is important for your child’s energy level and concentration. A good breakfast will reduce the pressure of providing too much in the lunchbox. See...
Toddler Diarrhoea

Toddler Diarrhoea

What is ’toddler diarrhoea’?   Toddler diarrhoea is when young children have chronic diarrhoea, but they’re otherwise healthy and developing well. It mainly affects children between the ages of 1 and 5 years and is more common in boys. Toddler diarrhoea is not...
Healthy bones in children and how it impacts future health

Healthy bones in children and how it impacts future health

Childhood and the teenage years are times of rapid growth and therefore when bone building occurs. As children grow, their bone mass increases until it reaches what is called peak bone mass (PBM). PBM is the greatest amount of bone an individual can attain. PBM is...
Eating for Exams, Study Snacks and Improving Concentration

Eating for Exams, Study Snacks and Improving Concentration

With the final year exams approaching it’s a good time to review what your child is eating to ensure their brain is performing at its peak during study and exams. Cognitive functions, such as learning and memory, are influenced by a variety of factors including...
Protein powder for teenagers, good or bad?

Protein powder for teenagers, good or bad?

As a mum of three boys, two of whom are in their early teens, I spend much of my weekend on the sidelines watching them play sport. What I love about this is that it’s a great opportunity to catch up with their friend’s parents and have a chat. Recently the...