Introducing Solids

Starting your baby on solid foods is an exciting new stage! All parents want the best for their baby as they grow. What babies and young children eat and drink is important for their health both now and in the future. The information in this new fact sheet from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy … Continue reading Introducing Solids

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Focus on Fibre

My 14 month old suffers from constipation. I have been advised to increase her dietary fibre intake. Which foods are high in fibre? Dietary fibre has an important role in both preventing and treating constipation, and for overall gut health. It works by trapping water in the stool to make it softer and by making … Continue reading Focus on Fibre

Cut the Sugar

    A new statement from the American Heart Association this week, recommends reducing intake of sugar for children. Specifically, it recommends: Children ages 2 to 18 should consume less than six teaspoons (25g) of added sugars per day. Children and teens should limit their intake of sugar-sweetened drinks to no more than eight ounces weekly (240mls). … Continue reading Cut the Sugar

School Lunches

  Need some inspiration for school lunches? Here are links to some great resources: Healthy Lunchboxes The centre pages of this 8 page booklet from SafeFood, Ireland provides a helpful "at a glance" guide to the food groups and how many servings to pick from each. It also includes food safety information and a 5-day lunchbox … Continue reading School Lunches

Advice to avoid Rockmelon: UPDATE

  UPDATE The source of the salmonella outbreak has been identified and the produce has been recalled. Rockmelons currently on sale are not implicated and are safe to consume. However, as a precaution, the authorities recommend not consuming any rockmelon already purchased if the exact origin is unknown. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/news/newsandmedia/departmental/2016-08-03-salmonella-nt-rockmelon-grower UPDATE ENDS   ORIGINAL POST: Food … Continue reading Advice to avoid Rockmelon: UPDATE