Ideas for a Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

With one in three children in year 6 being overweight or obese, festive times like Halloween and Christmas certainly aren’t going to be any help towards bringing levels of childhood obesity down! So I have been looking at some Ideas for a Healthy Halloween. Halloween Sweets Halloween is yet another…

Snacks for Toddlers and Young Children

I’m regularly asked by my readers and followers on Instagram to write about and provide ideas for snacks for toddlers and young children. This is SUCH a popular topic, and one that I haven’t REALLY got round to writing about as yet!!! I’ve written before about 5 top snack options…

Bioavailability & Absorption of Nutrients

We often talk about the nutrient content of foods and the importance of those nutrients, but something that we discuss less is how much of what we eat actually makes it from the food and into our bodies? There are many different factors that influence how much of a nutrient…

Stokke Baby Tripp Trapp Giveaway & Ts&Cs

I’m SO excited to announce that I’m partnering with Stokke Baby the beautiful Scandinavian designed brand who create furniture & products for babies and children. I’m going to be supporting Stokke with a series of events and workshops around the UK that focus on introducing solid foods to baby (weaning…

Grandparents Feeding Kids: What’s the issue?

Grandparent babysitters

A few weeks ago on social media I wrote about my mother loving to feed Raffy the foods he enjoys in excess and I received a HUGE response from those reading my page. First thing’s first – Grandparents are SO wonderful, and I’m incredibly lucky to have the family that…

First Foods Focus: Oats

I seem to be forever writing about oats and porridge on my Instagram and blog. And that’s for a very good reason! OATS are a wonderful food and porridge is one of Raffy’s favourite meals…EVER! Oats are: Cheap Nutrient-rich Energy-dense Filling Delicious And Versatile…. At the end of this week…

Pizza Wraps Recipe

Pizza Wraps Recipe

Ingredients: Any veggies you want for this yummy Pizza Wraps Recipe. Ideally check your fridge for veggies that need using up and use those. I tend to use rough amounts such as: 1 medium mushroom ¼ of a pepper 1 inch of courgette 3 cherry tomatoes 10 butter beans Other…

Omega 3 – What’s it all about?

Omega 3

Omega-3 has been a pretty hot topic in the media for the last few years and it’s also super relevant at the moment as a lot of attention has also been given to plant-based diets too. I’ve previously written about other nutrients that are relevant for maternal and infant nutrition…

Calcium: How Much Calcium Do Baby And I Need?

Calcium: How much Calcium do baby and I need?

Our bodies need a variety of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and calcium is one of the minerals that is crucial to our overall wellbeing. To keep it simple, calcium aids our bodies in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, while also helping to keep our nerves and…

Healthy Vegetarian Diets For Children

Healthy vegetarian diets for children

Vegetarian and Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular with reports that up to one third of us are choosing to cut down on our consumption of animal products. Additionally an estimated 14,000 people in the UK took part in Veganuary 2019. For parents looking to cut down on animal products,…