Monthly Archives: January 2013

Healthy & Yummy Lunch and Snack Box Ideas

Is your little one starting kindergarten or school? If you’re after some great tips and advice on what to pack in their lunch and snack boxes, that is healthy but also something your child will eat, Dairy Australia has shared some fabulous information with us. Dairy Australia Dietitian, Amber Drake, says adding dairy foods to the lunchbox plays an important role in helping to power kids through their day. “Dairy foods provide a unique package of 10 essential nutrients, including calcium and protein, which have a wide range of health benefits for growing, active bodies,” Ms Drake said. “Kids at …

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Is your little one starting kindergarten or school? If you’re after some great tips and advice on what to pack in their lunch and snack boxes, that is healthy but also something your child will eat, Dairy Australia has shared some fabulous information with us. Dairy Australia Dietitian, Amber Drake, says adding dairy foods to the lunchbox plays an important role in helping to power kids through their day. “Dairy foods provide a unique package of 10 essential nutrients, including calcium and protein, which have a wide range of health benefits for growing, active bodies,” Ms Drake said. “Kids at …

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When to stop Bottle Feeding

Eve Reed of Familyfoodworks is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with an extensive background in child and adolescent nutrition and breastfeeding counselling. Eve has shared with us some her expert advice on when to stop the bottle. Once a baby has reached about 12 months of age they cope best having a routine and knowing what is going to happen in their day. As far as feeding goes, this means having five to six defined mealtimes each day. For toddlers over 12 months old, milk becomes part of a meal, not a meal in itself and should be drunk from a …

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Eve Reed of Familyfoodworks is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with an extensive background in child and adolescent nutrition and breastfeeding counselling. Eve has shared with us some her expert advice on when to stop the bottle. Once a baby has reached about 12 months of age they cope best having a routine and knowing what is going to happen in their day. As far as feeding goes, this means having five to six defined mealtimes each day. For toddlers over 12 months old, milk becomes part of a meal, not a meal in itself and should be drunk from a …

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Hydrate In the Heat

Keeping babies and children well hydrated is extremely important in the extreme heat of our Australian Summers. Hot weather can cause babies and children to lose body fluids quickly through perspiration, which in turn can lead to dehydration. Babies and children should be watched carefully during hot weather, they need to drink regularly, wear light clothing and be kept cool. Breast feeding Babies – feed your baby more often, offer the breast regularly. Make sure you, the mother has plenty of fluids and has a cool drink at every breast feed. Bottle Feeding Babies – offer cool boiled water between …

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Keeping babies and children well hydrated is extremely important in the extreme heat of our Australian Summers. Hot weather can cause babies and children to lose body fluids quickly through perspiration, which in turn can lead to dehydration. Babies and children should be watched carefully during hot weather, they need to drink regularly, wear light clothing and be kept cool. Breast feeding Babies – feed your baby more often, offer the breast regularly. Make sure you, the mother has plenty of fluids and has a cool drink at every breast feed. Bottle Feeding Babies – offer cool boiled water between …

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The Dairy Dilemma

By Amber Drake, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Dairy Australia The dairy cabinet in the supermarket can seem overwhelming with so many products to choose from but this also means there’s plenty of choice to suit all taste buds and preferences. Below we’ll bust some common myths about dairy foods to help make your shopping decisions easier. Children and dairy foods MYTH: Only infants and toddlers need dairy foods. BUSTED: Children need more calcium and dairy foods as they get older, not less. Infants and toddlers need about half the calcium that primary school children and teenagers do. Older children require this …

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By Amber Drake, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Dairy Australia The dairy cabinet in the supermarket can seem overwhelming with so many products to choose from but this also means there’s plenty of choice to suit all taste buds and preferences. Below we’ll bust some common myths about dairy foods to help make your shopping decisions easier. Children and dairy foods MYTH: Only infants and toddlers need dairy foods. BUSTED: Children need more calcium and dairy foods as they get older, not less. Infants and toddlers need about half the calcium that primary school children and teenagers do. Older children require this …

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