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How much dairy should I be including in my child’s diet?

How much dairy should I be including in my child's diet?As a parent, when someone mentions dairy, what do you think of?Well, many parents will immediately think of their little one happily sipping on a large pint of cold, delicious milk. Or chowing down on a tasty slice of sizzling cheese on ...
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What role should carbohydrates play in my child’s diet?

What role should carbohydrates play in my child's diet?Ah, carbohydrates. That one food group that many adults will develop a love/hate relationship to at some point in their lives. A food group that many people will associate with negativity; with images of greasy pizza, chicken wings, fries, ...
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What is wellbeing for kids and how do we achieve it?

What is wellbeing for kids and how do we achieve it?These days, we all recognise the importance of wellbeing. We know that everyone needs the odd holiday from work to relax and reset, that we must all eat a healthy and balanced diet, and that our bodies and minds should be treated with the ...
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Why are beans and pulses important for my preschooler’s diet?

Why are beans and pulses important for my preschooler's diet?As a child, you will remember there were some foods you absolutely loved and couldn't wait to gobble up. While there were others that you were always trying to hide under your plate so your parents would think you'd already eaten them! ...
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What do I need to know about the different types of fats in relation to my child's health?

Having already spent some time learning about fats and their relationship to health, we know that dietary fats and their link to nutrition is far more complex than most people think, with scientists still having a lot to discover. However, we know that as humans, we need certain fats to be ...
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What role should nuts and seeds have in my preschooler’s diet?

What role should nuts and seeds have in my preschooler's diet? Finding meals for your little ones that are both healthy and tasty isn't always the easiest of tasks, we know just how picky our preschoolers can be! Therefore, sometimes it's necessary to get a little creative with how to make sure ...
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What should I know about my child’s calcium needs?

What should I know about my child's calcium needs?Making sure children get their calcium needs met is by far one of the hottest topics of conversation among parents. It's a nutrient that is often high on the list of priorities when it comes to our kids. However, even if you're well aware that calciu...
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Phytonutrients: What are they and does my child need them?

If you've never heard of a phytonutrient, don't worry, you're not alone. Despite having been discovered some twenty years ago, there's not a lot of scientific research where phytonutrients are concerned, and unless you're friends with an expert dietician, they're unlikely to come up in conversation....
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What role should fats play in my child’s diet?

What role should fats play in my child's diet?Many parents will shudder in response to hearing the word ‘fat' in relation to their children's diet - cue images of greasy fries dripping in vinegar and children running riot at birthday parties with their faces and hands covered in chocolate cake!Yes...
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What are some protein food sources for my preschooler?

Protein is essential for your child's diet - that part we're sure you'll know well! Iron, zinc, Omega-3, Vitamins B and D can all be found in protein-rich foods, and help your body to function. However, knowing how to include it into their everyday routine is another story. Therefore, it's time to d...
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