Sugar for Babies and Children: What’s the Deal?

Sugar for Babies and Children

I’ve written before about this topic more generally, but I wanted to write specifically around the guidelines and recommendations for babies and young children. As I know it’s an area many parents find difficult to navigate! The purpose of this blog isn’t to demonise sugar and certainly not to make…

Gagging and the Tongue Thrust Reflex – Weaning Difficulties

Oral reflexes Infants are born with a number of oral reflexes that facilitate safe and effective feeding from birth. As your baby grows these reflexes either integrate to become movements that your baby controls more actively. Or they disappear, as they are no longer required. The gagging and swallowing reflexes…

Why Does My Child’s Nursery Offer Puddings?

This is following on from my blog earlier in the week on What does good nursery food look like. We thought we’d follow up with a post on the puddings on offer at nursery and why does my child’s nursery offer puddings?. Mainly because this is often where people struggle…

What Does Good Nursery Food Look Like?

What Does Good Nursery Food Look Like

I’m often quizzed on what parents should look out for regarding the food served to children at nursery, & what is classed as a ‘good’ menu.  I’ve worked on this post with the brilliant Laura Matthews who has worked across London boroughs reviewing nursery & school food standards for the…

Nutrients in Focus: Zinc

Zinc

I often get questions about specific nutrients and where we can get them from in food for ourselves and for our little ones. So I wanted to put together a short blog to help break it down. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at zinc. What it is,…

The Importance of Protein for Children’s Growth

The Importance of Protein for Children’s Growth

Blog written by Sarah Jackson, RNutr & Sports Nutritionist from www.nutribloom.co.uk, with support from SR Nutrition. Children need nutrient dense foods which provide them with a good amount of protein, vitamins and minerals to support healthy growth and development. Protein is essential for your child’s growth, maintenance and repair for the…

Making Sense of Food Labels For your Toddler – Part Two

In the first blog, published on Monday, Making Sense of Food Labels For your Toddler – Part One, I wanted to provide a really clear and simple guide to breaking down the key nutrition information on food labels. But there’s still a lot of other information on food packaging that…

Making Sense of Food Labels For your Toddler – Part One

Making Sense of Food Labels For your Toddler

This blog has been written with support from Katarina Martinez Thomas. When it comes to choosing foods for toddlers from the supermarket shelves, it can be a bit of a minefield. Lots of parents ask me what they should be looking out for on toddler food labels, and so I…

Healthy Packed Lunches for Children

Healthy Packed Lunches for Children

This post has been written by  Nutritionist Laura Matthews (BSc, MSc) – previously Head of Nutrition for Jamie Oliver – with support from SR Nutrition. Healthy Packed Lunches for Children I often get asked ‘what should I put in my child’s packed lunch?’. With some children back at school & it being…

National Picnic Week – Picnic Ideas for the Family

It’s officially summer time. Have we missed it being inside? Summer is an ideal time for many things…including PICNICS! I love having a picnic with Raffy, although he definitely gets more distracted eating outside! Anyone else? Anyway, whether we’re in lockdown or not, a picnic is something that can add…