Did You Know?
Eating is the most complex task we learn to do in our lives and it takes 2-3 years to learn to eat.
Eating requires all our muscles and all our senses to work together at the same time.
Starting with a healthy diet early on will set kids up to follow a healthy diet well into adulthood.
I will assess your baby, toddler, child or teenager’s growth and provide advice on how they can help meet their nutrition requirements for the different stages of growth and their changing nutrition needs.
Introduction of Solids
Be guided through the weaning stages teaching your baby to become mostly independent at eating by the age of 1 year old and get all the nutrients they need to grow and learn.
Being trained in the fussy eating SOS (Sequential, Oral, Sensory) approach I can help you understand why your child chooses to eat the food they do and discuss evidence-based strategies to expand their diet. I can help to identify any underlying issues around why your child is fussy and direct you to the appropriate investigations or other therapists who may help. When all other medical causes have been ruled out or if there is a strong indication diet could be playing a role I can discuss and guide you through an individualised Elimination diet. In my experience diet is not considered often enough for the reasons behind fussy eating behaviours.
Healthy Eating and Weight Worries
Many parents are worried about their child’s diet and unwanted weight gain. I can help you get back to the basics of good nutrition and help you get your kids interested in healthy eating and make sure their growing and learning bodies get the goodies they need. Making healthy diet changes over time will help get your child’s weight back on track as they grow and they will carry their healthy eating habits on well into adulthood.
Vegetarian diets are popular amongst teenagers for many reasons. I can offer guidance on making sure their diet is carefully planned to ensure they meet their nutrition needs for growth and most importantly, concentration for those exams.