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  • How Can a Good Diet Prevent Tooth Decay? How Can a Good Diet Prevent Tooth Decay?

    How Can a Good Diet Prevent Tooth Decay?

How Can a Good Diet Prevent Tooth Decay?

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There are many things running through our minds when we have young children and a busy lifestyle. Important things are often missed until they become an obvious problem, especially when it comes to a child’s oral health.  Oral health plays an important role in general health and wellbeing and contributes to the development of a healthy child and school readiness.  One of the most common oral diseases is tooth decay, which affects children and young people in England.

As reported by Public Health England (2018) a quarter of […]

By |October 17th, 2018|dental health, Infant feeding, Nutrition fads, nutrition recommendations|Comments Off on How Can a Good Diet Prevent Tooth Decay?
  • Vegetarianism and Pregnancy Vegetarianism and Pregnancy

    Vegetarianism and Pregnancy

Vegetarianism and Pregnancy


Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important throughout life but is particularly important during pregnancy. This will benefit not just the health, growth and development of your baby, but also your own health too.

One of the most important diet-related recommendations during pregnancy is to eat a wide variety of foods each day to ensure that you and your baby are getting all of the nutrients you need. In the UK it is also recommended that vitamin D and folic acid supplements are taken. Further information about supplements during pregnancy can be found […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Infant feeding, nutrition recommendations, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Vegetarianism and Pregnancy
  • Alcohol and Pregnancy: How much is Harmful? Alcohol and Pregnancy: How much is Harmful?

    Alcohol and Pregnancy: How much is Harmful?

Alcohol and Pregnancy: How much is Harmful?

Pregnancy is often presented in culture and society as a wondrous time for giving new life, but as most new parents know, the reality involves a huge amount of stress, anxiety and worry about, well, pretty much everything. Nothing is a source of greater terror than worrying if you actions are impacting your baby, especially when it comes to drugs such as caffeine, medications and … you guessed it, alcohol. Drinking during pregnancy is highly politicised, and messages can seem mixed, so it’s easy to see how confusion and fear can take hold. With 13% of women […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Infant feeding, nutrition recommendations|Comments Off on Alcohol and Pregnancy: How much is Harmful?
  • The Trouble with Picky Eaters The Trouble with Picky Eaters

    The Trouble with Picky Eaters

The Trouble with Picky Eaters

Does your baby cringe at the sight of some foods? Are you frustrated that he or she is not eating enough fruits and veggies? Do they groan and scream when you try to feed them broccoli?  Do you have trouble convincing them (or even chasing them around the house) to eat their Brussels sprouts? Or did you already give up that fight?

If so, you are not alone. Around half of all preschool-aged children in developed countries are picky eaters. Parents of picky eaters often feel despair and frustration because of their child’s difficult eating habits. Don’t be alarmed […]

By |May 19th, 2017|child obesity, Infant feeding, nutrition recommendations|Comments Off on The Trouble with Picky Eaters
  • Food Allergy – the basics Food Allergy – the basics

    Food Allergy – the basics

Food Allergy – the basics

My maternal life is the inspiration behind this blog post. Kudos to my Mummy friends for reminding me of this! My little girl has a milk allergy – nothing life threatening, but we do have to be aware of the content of every single bit of grub she puts in her mouth. And we’re not alone: one of my daughter’s little buddies has an egg allergy. Needless to say, it’s something that forms an important part of our lives, both when we’re on ‘mum duty’ and when we’ve got our ‘work hats’ on. Many others are in the same […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Infant feeding, nutrition recommendations|Comments Off on Food Allergy – the basics
  • You are what you(r mother) eat(s) You are what you(r mother) eat(s)

    You are what you(r mother) eat(s)

You are what you(r mother) eat(s)

You’ve just pushed a little human out of you*. I think it’s fair to say you’re pretty knackered. There’s a helpless – probably howling – scrunched-up creature who YOU are now responsible for. There’s nothing more daunting, or wonderful (the two are not mutually exclusive), than that. And now…now you’ve got to feed the little thing. More than likely, a midwife (or 10) has thrusted your tiny baby onto your breast, critically analysed the ‘latch’ and, quite possibly, made you feel as worthy as something brown and steaming on the side of […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Infant feeding, nutrition recommendations|Comments Off on You are what you(r mother) eat(s)