5 Things My Kids Have Taught Me About Eating

5 Things My Kids Have Taught Me About Eating

I’ve always been fascinated by the psychology of eating, which makes sense as that’s where my studies began, completing a Bachelor of Psychology. Eating is so much more complicated than we realize. Think of the many factors involved in why our eating attitudes...
Snack Hack: Popcorn in a bag

Snack Hack: Popcorn in a bag

Popcorn is one of my absolute favourite snacks, and one I feel good about giving to my kids as it’s a whole grain and is a good source of fibre. It’s one of those foods, however, that I recommend making at home whenever possible in order to spare yourself...
5 Things to Do Now to Help Your Picky Eater

5 Things to Do Now to Help Your Picky Eater

Got a picky eater on your hands? You’re not alone! Studies estimate that as many as 50 per cent of young children are labelled picky eaters by their caregivers. Unfortunately, the problem persists for many kids, often with no end in sight. This can cause a great deal...
Snacks for Kids: Are they Really Necessary?

Snacks for Kids: Are they Really Necessary?

Of the all the questions I get asked by parents, one of most common has got to be about snacks. Do I need to give one to my child? What makes for a great snack? What about a bedtime snack? Here is the lowdown on these mini meals. What age to start? There’s no hard and...
Purées: Prerequisite or Passé?

Purées: Prerequisite or Passé?

With Baby-Led Weaning (an approach to feeding where baby self-feeds right from their first taste of solids) all the rage, many parents are left confused about feeding their baby purées. So what’s the scoop? Are purées “old school”, a way of the past, an inferior way...
How to Help Your Kids Manage All That Chocolate Over Easter

How to Help Your Kids Manage All That Chocolate Over Easter

Ah the good old days, before my first son quite understood what Easter signifies to most kids: CHOCOLATE! It’s that time of year that sends some parents in a panic about how to manage all that chocolate for their little ones. I’ll be honest, as a parent of two...