Much of what we take for granted as adults has milestone status for young children and eating is no exception. As a parent it’s easy to worry that your child isn’t eating and drinking the right things at the right times. However, as long as your child is healthy then there is usually no need
Eating on a budget
Having a picky eater in the family can be frustrating. You may also find yourself becoming concerned that your child isn’t getting all the nutrients they need from what they are, or are not, eating. Picky eating is common among toddlers. At around the age of one, young kids are able to feed themselves and
Packed lunches can become a bit boring after a while. Nobody likes to eat the same sandwiches every day, after all. And when it comes to making lunches for the whole family, coming up with something interesting that everyone will like can be even trickier. If you’re lacking inspiration then have a look at some
The idea of getting kids involved in the kitchen can be pretty daunting. Not only do you have all those sharp, hot and downright dangerous hazards lurking everywhere you turn, there is also the thought of the mess they will inevitably make (and that no doubt you’ll be landed with cleaning up!) However, there are
One of the temptations of supermarket shopping is to snap up those multi-buy deals and price reductions that seem so appealing. As you wander around the store the garish marketing materials scream ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free!’ and ‘3-for -the-Price of 2’ with such silent volume and repetition that you feel like a fool if you walk on by.
There are plenty of reasons not to feed children junk food too often, but is bad behaviour one of them? Research on the subject has led towards the conclusion that junk food – i.e. foods with high levels of sugar or saturated fats with little nutritional value – does indeed have an effect on the