Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Lunch Edition

Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Lunch Edition

This blog is a continuation of my series on making the most of the nutrient content of baby and children’s meals. Last week I wrote about “Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Breakfast Edition” and I’m so pleased that so many of you have been finding it helpful. I…

Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Breakfast Edition

Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet

People keep asking me about doing blogs on HOW to get extra nutrients into baby and toddler’s diets. It’s such a great point as it’s something I work on every day when I’m creating meals for Raffy. It’s not about “sneaking” veggies etc into meals as I’m really not a…

What vitamins and minerals should I give my baby or toddler?

This question has got a little complicated of late, so I’ll try to answer it as simply as possible. For the general population, if they are consuming a healthy, well-balanced diet, more often than not supplementation is unnecessary – unless we are talking about Vitamin D! (I’ve written a blog…

Fish Recommendations For Babies and Toddlers

Recently there was a lot of talk about fish in the UK press. This was mainly due to the fact that fresh tuna, which was once considered to be an “oily” fish has been somewhat downgraded and no longer counts as an oily fish due to data suggesting that levels…

Mum and Baby: How Much Iron Should We Have?

Most of us will have heard that iron is a mineral and an important component of a healthy, balanced diet but do we really understand how much iron we should be getting during pregnancy and how much babies should be having in the early years of life? The importance of…

How Much Sugar Should We Eat?

how much sugar is ok

Something that still troubles me is that people still don’t really seem to understand the truth about sugar. What it is, what it’s in and why it’s not so good for our health? How much sugar should we eat is a question that many people ask me. This article aims…

How to Make a Healthier Packed Lunch – BBC Food Videos

Should You Eat More Protein At Breakfast

I was recently very lucky to do some filming for the BBC Food channel, to create three short videos for their website on a variety of nutrition topics. The aim of the videos was to try and bust food and nutrition myths and help get to the bottom of certain…

How Much Salt Should A Baby Have?

Many people have been asking recently about salt intakes and babies health during weaning. This is a bit of a tricky topic as, although babies need very tiny amounts of salt and have very low maximum recommendations, salt is quite apparent in a wide range of every day foods. This…

Weaning Your Baby – Trying New Food Textures

Weaning Your Baby - Trying New Food Textures

I’ve been wanting to write about the introduction of textures during weaning for a while. But for some reason it seemed like a mammoth task. Many parents are super nervous when it comes to moving on to trying new food textures. This is completely understandable. Up until we start offering…

Feeding in the First Year of Life: A Summary

Last week the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition released the first review since 1994 into infant feeding entitled “Feeding in the First Year of Life”. This is a report that has been conducted over a number of years and will be sent to Government for them to consider the recommendations…