Introducing Allergens During Weaning

Introducing Allergens During Weaning

Blog written by Penny Barnard, Paediatric Dietitian, PhD RD Cert Allergy MBDA. Weaning can be a daunting & anxious time for parents, especially when advice is changing and it is now recommended that common food allergens are introduced early, rather than late. The weaning process should be an enjoyable, happy…

Pregnancy Symptoms – Third Trimester

Pregnancy Symptoms - The Third Trimester

Trimester by Trimester! Trimester 3 Each month I’ve been writing about the pregnancy trimesters, with support and recipes from the wonderful Adam from @atdadstable. Adam shares some fab recipes to go along with my blog each month and we are focusing on pregnancy symptoms. Check out my advice from Pregnancy…

Pregnancy Symptoms – Second Trimester

Pregnancy Symptoms - Second Trimester

Trimester by Trimester! Trimester 2 Pregnancy can be SUCH an exciting time for most new mums-to-be. It’s also a time when there are SO.MANY.QUESTIONS. Then throw changing hormones, unwanted pregnancy symptoms and the realisation that things are going to change into the mix. You can also see how it can…

Pregnancy Symptoms – First Trimester

Pregnancy Symptoms - First Trimester

Trimester by Trimester! Trimester 1 Pregnancy can be SUCH an exciting time for most new mums-to-be. It’s also a time when there are SO.MANY.QUESTIONS. Throw changing hormones, unwanted pregnancy symptoms and the realisation that things are going to change into the mix and you can also see how it can…

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…

What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

What herbal teas can I drink during pregnancy

I’m pregnant! What foods do I need to avoid? As if you don’t have enough to think about soon after finding out that you’re pregnant, you also need to think about changing your dietary habits as well! One thing that should be on your mind is making improvements to your…

Being a Vegetarian During Pregnancy

healthy balanced diet

I am a vegetarian and I don’t eat fish, how can I make sure I get all the nutrients I need during pregnancy? One of the most important things you can do whilst pregnant, especially if you’re a vegetarian, is to make sure you’re eating a good balance and variety…

Am I Getting Enough Calcium In My Diet During Pregnancy?

Am I Getting Enough Calcium In My Diet During Pregnancy

Am I Getting Enough Calcium In My Diet During Pregnancy? Well, nutritional requirements for calcium really do not increase during pregnancy. This means that calcium recommendations stay at the amount of 700mg a day, which is the recommended amount for all adult females in the UK. During pregnancy there is…

Pregnancy Is An Ideal Time To Eat The Right Foods

A quick and easy healthy salad

Even when pregnant, you need to be thinking about what you are eating. What we eat will help to influence babies, even before being born. Less sugar and sweet things, with lots of variation of healthy foods will encourage good nutrition for baby, going forwards. A quick reminder… 1/3rd of…