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Processed and Fast Food – Why are kids are drawn to it?

Processed and Fast Food – Why are kids are drawn to it?  This short video clearly demonstrates that it’s more than a matter of choice.  “How Junk Food Marketers, Target our Kids” is worth 6 minutes of your time. The food processing industry is manipulating our children’s biology and psychology.  Have a watch to understand Read More

Well Nourished Child – Rewarding children with junk food

Rewarding children with junk food.  We’ve all done it, well I know I have.  You want your child to do or to stop doing something so you offer up a food bribe; something like ‘if you don’t clean up that mess you won’t get a treat today,’ or ‘finish your dinner and you can have Read More

Children who eat the same food as their parents have healthier diets

Surprise, surprise!  Some science now supports what I and many others have considered the obvious… Children who eat the same food as their parents have healthier diets, a recent study from the University of Edinburgh has found.  The study conducted by Dr. Valeria Skafida, with a sample of over 2000 four-year-olds in Scotland,  found that Read More

Well Nourished Child- the pressure to feed children processed foods

I’m going to address a question from my last Well Nourished child post.  It was how to approach the pressure to conform when a friend or family member is not on the ‘same page’ as you are when it comes to feeding kids?  You know, we’ve all been there.  You’re at a gathering and someone Read More

The Well Nourished Child – trust yourself

My first child reliably slept through the night from when she was just ten days old.  I remember going to my first mothers group at the child health clinic and doing the rounds of group introduction.  When I announced that she fed like a baby elephant and slept through the night, I can remember the Read More

The Well Nourished Child -Treats

Treat (noun);  an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure.  Have a think about this definition and how it honestly applies to your child or children (or even yourself)?  My kids are overjoyed, ecstatic and very grateful when they receive a treat.  Quite often they will be excited to Read More

The Well Nourished Child – Snacking

I’ve talked a lot already about the importance of building a food culture in your household in order to develop healthy eating habits in children of any age.  If you’ve missed it, you can catch up here.  Now, I’m going to explore the habit of snacking and some healthy snacking tips. Let’s face it, we’ve Read More

The Well Nourished Child – One family, one meal

In today’s post, I am going to continue to further develop the two concepts I have already introduced for developing healthy eating habits for kids.  You now know my thoughts on the importance of sharing the dining experience and how getting children involved in some part of the gathering and/or preparation of a meal can positively Read More

The Well Nourished Child – Getting involved

Encouraging a healthy relationship between a child and the food they eat is critical for developing healthy eating habits.  I have discussed the first step in my recent post ‘Family Meals Matter’ – I hope you are now managing, at least, a few meals together as a family?  There is no one answer, rather several Read More

The Well Nourished Child – Family Meals Matter

Nourishing children is a topic dear to my heart … and as such, one I am going to have to break down into little bite-size pieces to cover.  Welcome to my first post in a series called ‘The Well Nourished Child.’  After many years of treating children, and then raising my own as well as Read More

Kind words…

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“I love your ebooks, I have all three of them now and they are now my only go to receipe books. They are simple, wholesome and taste great. THANK YOU!!! I have spent alot of money on courses about healthy eating and recipe books but your books have covered it all and my little man enjoys the snacks etc. Wish I would have found you earlier “. Brooke

“I just want to say a huge thank you for your amazing website and information. I’ve never liked cooking and never got excited by my ‘healthy’ cooking. My husband is even worse and if he could, he would just eat beacon and eggs every morning and steak every night. He hardly ate any veggies. Since I found your website I have gone through almost every recipe. My husband is loving every meal as well – even meat free Monday, and he’s taking left-overs to work for lunch (honestly, who thought that could be so hard?!)” Rose

“You have truly helped me and my family to lead a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been referring to your page every few days, very inspiring, so thank you!” Emily

“Thank you very much for your awesome website & facebook page posts, you have motivated & inspired me heaps!” Fiona

“Just discovered your site 3 weeks ago, its been a great help with kids lunches for back to school, thanks so much!” Ange

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“I just wanted to let you know that you have absolutely inspired me to a better way of eating, I’ve been making my shopping lists based on recipes you’ve shared and am educating my kids with the reasons behind different foods and why they are good etc! This page has become my little bible hehe! Thank you so much for all the detail you give. It’s absolutely wonderful!” Sky

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