Wholegrains

A recent survey of children in Singapore ages 6 to 12 years carried out by Newcastle University International Singapore looked at wholegrain intakes for this group. The findings revealed that 6 out of 10 children are not eating any wholegrain foods and 94% of children were not achieving the recommended wholegrain intake. Grains are the … Continue reading Wholegrains

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Promoting Good Eating

How to encourage your child to be a competent eater? You decide what, when and where food is eaten. Your child decides how much, and whether food is eaten. This is the crux of Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility in Feeding. Research shows that when parents follow this method, children become competent eaters who have good … Continue reading Promoting Good Eating

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