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    • 21 AUG 16
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    Are you Living with an ‘Extremely Fussy Eater’?

    Are you Living with an ‘Extremely Fussy Eater’?

    Fussy eating can be a normal stage in a child’s development where, around 12-18 months of age, a child realises they can refuse what is offered to them. For most children, this phase will pass relatively quickly, while for others this problem may get progressively worse over the course of months or years until you

    • 26 AUG 15
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    Are Your Children Eating Enough Vegetables?

    Are Your Children Eating Enough Vegetables?

    We all know that fruit and vegetables provide us, and our children, with a range of essential nutrients for optimal growth and wellbeing but are our children actually having enough of them? This is one of the more common concerns from parents coming to see me, as many children are not consuming the recommended serves

    • 29 JUL 15
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    FODMAPs and your Child

    FODMAPs and your Child

    An apple a day may not keep the doctor away…   Over the past 6 years, there has been exciting research undertaken at Monash University looking at possible dietary triggers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The result of this research is the discovery of a group of dietary sugars which, when ingested by susceptible individuals,

    • 25 SEP 15
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    Is your child getting enough Iron?

    Is your child getting enough Iron?

    Iron is an essential nutrient for all children aged over 6 months. It is responsible for creating haemaglobin, a cell which carries oxygen around our bodies. If your child does not have enough iron in their diet, and their stores deplete, they will often become tired, weak and irritable. How much iron does your child