Kids and nutrition education

Kids and nutrition education

Parents often ask me if it’s okay to talk to children about nutrition and health benefits? This one tends to feel really important because parents want to support growth, development and learning; and importantly avoid lifestyle diseases! As a society we figure that...
Christmas Leftovers Cooking Fun!

Christmas Leftovers Cooking Fun!

Eating at Christmas can be an overwhelming day for children. Their usual safe foods may not be accepted due to the pressure of the Christmas meal setting. Ham, bread and potatoes may usually be safe foods, but at Christmas they may be a little different. The ham cut...
The many faces of pressure

The many faces of pressure

Can you spot ‘pressure’ to eat? “Come on, eat now.” “Have your broccoli.” “Are you going to have your broccoli?” “If you have your broccoli, you’ll get ice cream.” “Good boy for eating your meat.” “If...
Tomato sauce… an excellent bridging food

Tomato sauce… an excellent bridging food

The pros and cons of the red stuff… A question that I’m sure millions of parents around the world ask every night… “Should I be letting my child drown everything in sauce?” For some reason tomato sauce (or ketchup if you live in the...
The Truth About Super Foods and Wonder Diets

The Truth About Super Foods and Wonder Diets

Quite commonly I find myself frustrated by stories in the media by health “experts” selling the idea that any particular food or style of eating has miraculous health benefits. The hairs on the back of my neck also tend to stand on end when I hear people talk about...
Why I love cooking with kids

Why I love cooking with kids

We asked Jessi Bruns, consultant Dietitian with Kids Dig Food to tell us a little about why she loves delivering workshops for Kids Dig Food… “There are so many reasons why I love delivering Kids Dig Food workshops” says Jessi. They are so much fun! I always...