Blogs: Eating Well

Healthy Eating for Under 5s

Healthy eating for under fives

I had the pleasure of being invited along to a Seminar on Nutrition Nuts & Bolts run by Robin Piggot, Active Families Preschool Coordinator. The seminar included healthy eating tips for under 5s, oral hygiene tips, as well as looking at our own eating habits, and how these affect the people around us. Continue reading »

Developing good food habits in kids

Developing good food habits in kids

There’s an old chant many parents will remember: “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me; I’m going down the garden to eat some worms.” Challenging behaviour from small children may well make the most saint-like parent feel unloved and inclined to eat worms, but rather than heading down the garden on your own, it might be worth taking the challenging small child with you. Not to eat worms, preferably, but to mess about in the garden. It might help both of you! Continue reading »

Learn, teach and grow

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This article’s title covers a lot of the parenting experience! Learning and teaching is a two-way street – you and your kids are both engaged in learning and teaching all the time, and it’s not always the parent who does the teaching. Continue reading »

Supercharged spaghetti bolognaise

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Spaghetti bolognaise is a go-to staple in most households. And it’s not hard to see why. Full of protein and carbs, with the sweetness of tomatoes, and lots of fun for kids to eat. Continue reading »

Chicken nuggets with cauliflower

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What kid doesn’t love chicken nuggets right? And there are some good brands out now with organic chicken, and healthier batter. But, still, some chicken nuggets leave a lot to be desired. Continue reading »

Winter warming lentil and vegetable soup

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There’s nothing quite like a winter vegetable soup to make you feel warm on the inside, when it’s cold on the outside!

This tummy-warming recipe comes from Mandy Sacher. Her upcoming book Wholesome Child is an 8 step program, nutritional guide and recipe book all in one! Mandy calls it the only resource parents will need to transition their children from processed foods to a healthy and nutritious diet. It offers simple and effective steps which all families can achieve – no matter what stage of their health journeys. Continue reading »

Making brave food decisions in the modern world

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The title sounds like the starting point for an article on how to explore the Amazon while avoiding piranha, or maybe eating puffer fish in Japan without suffering terminal nerve damage. Continue reading »

Growing unusual veggies

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In this busy modern world, cities are expanding and backyards are shrinking. Yet the desire to grow food is more pressing in the face of rising food costs and the instinctive need to give kids the freshest vegetables possible. Continue reading »

Why would you use a toddler milk?

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Before having children I had no idea about the plethora of products that I would end up finding useful and toddler milk falls into that category. While toddler milk isn’t an essential food, it has many benefits, not all from a nutrition perspective, that make it a welcome addition to our increasingly busy lives. Continue reading »

Strategies for raising healthy little eaters

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Wal Herring is the author of Healthy Little Eaters, and she has a wealth of wisdom to share about kids and food.  The Kiwi Families team had the chance to ask her a few questions, which shed light on why this is such an important topic for parents to think carefully about.

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