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…

How Much Salt Should I Give My Baby?

How Much Salt Should I Give My Baby

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 everyday foods. This means…

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…

No bake, NO ADDED SUGAR Energy balls

No sugar Energy ball recipe

Ok, so I’m not usually an energy ball girl. I actually get a little deflated at the amount of times people put up sugar free recipes for energy balls when in fact they are made with honey, agave syrup, date paste etc etc – these are all SUGARS. If you…

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…

Top Tips for Supporting Toddler Behaviour

This blog is written by Claire Burgess – Family Consultant from Bespoke Family. Claire is a director and family consultant and has many years experience working with families throughout the UK. Following on from our post on Supporting Toddler Behaviour on Monday, we are now sharing our Top Ten Tips…

Supporting Toddler Behaviour

This blog is written by Claire Burgess – Family Consultant from Bespoke Family. Claire is a director and family consultant and has many years experience working with families throughout the UK.  The not so ‘Terrible Twos’? We often assume that our children have adult logic in order to understand the…

What Should My Baby or Toddler Be Drinking?

Weaning is also referred to as ‘complementary feeding’ as initially you are introducing solid foods and new eating/drinking methods alongside your baby’s usual milk (not as a replacement). When you’ve spent the last 6 months just having milk morning, noon and night there’s a whole new world of different textures…

Cups And Beakers For Toddlers

Weaning is such an adventure for both you and your baby. And it isn’t just about food – so in my latest mini-series with Charlotte we will take a look at HOW and WHAT your little one should be drinking, starting with WHAT cups they should be drinking from! This…

Sweet Low Sugar Recipes for Kids

Baby Scone Recipe

Following on from my “Grandparent’s Feeding Kids” post earlier on in the week, along with my social media conversations around “discretionary foods” for infants and toddlers, I thought I’d share some of my fav recipes, that are either LOWER in sugar or No Added Sugar. These are perfect for those…