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Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts

Early introduction of peanuts is thought to help the immune system tolerate peanut proteins. Nuts should be incorporated into an infant’s diet from 6 months of age to prevent sensitivity and maintain tolerance. Research suggests that introducing peanuts between 6-12 months of age can reduce peanut allergy in high risk infants e.g. those with significant […]

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Marcela Fiuza – Woman’s Health Dietitian Introduction

Marcela is a dietitian and award winning nutritionist with over 10 years experience working for the NHS and private sector.  She specialises in women’s health including PCOS, endometriosis, fertility, pregnancy, postnatal/maternal nutrition, menopause and weight management. She is a member of the BDA’s specialist Maternal and Fertility Nutrition Group.  In addition, she has a wealth […]

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Raising a child who enjoys eating

Our childhood experiences of food often shape our adult relationships with food, and more and more we are seeing children who have developed or are developing poor relationships with food. These may not always be obvious, or you may notice your child is fussy, over eats or under eats. Food relationships develop from a young […]

Healthy Summer Snacks for Pre-schoolers

Healthy Summer Snacks for Pre-schoolers It is important to provide children with the most natural, unprocessed food possible to supply a nutrient dense diet required for growth and development. It is helpful to think of a child’s snack as a mini meal rather than a treat. Our snack culture has shaped the way we see […]

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Worried about Fussy Eating?

Worried about fussy eating? This is a common concern that I discuss with families. See below for my top tips: Avoid unpleasant mealtimes. Bribing, forcing, and pressure to eat can lead to unpleasant and anxious experiences around both familiar and new foods. If a child associates an unpleasant experience with a food or mealtime, this […]

How Do I Get My Child to Eat Fruit and Vegetables?

Do you struggle to get your child to eat their fruit and vegetables? When you hear that 5 a day is the ideal number do you worry that your child does not achieve this? And what is 5 a day? Fruits and vegetables are a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals which help keep […]

Egg Allergy

Egg allergy like many other allergies is caused by the immune system reacting to the protein as if it is harmful, and around 2% of children suffer from an egg allergy, however just like milk allergy, they often outgrow this. Despite this, egg allergy can be dangerous, and children’s reactions can range from a skin […]

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Food allergen avoidance: My top tips

Avoiding allergens can be harder than you think. Here are my tips to keep your child safe: Ensure that you have the support of a medical team if your child has a food allergy, and seek support from a qualified children’s dietitian for diet advice. Food Labels – Within the EU food labels should clearly […]

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Vitamin D: The sunshine hormone

Did you know? Vitamin D is actually a hormone which is produced by the body when sunlight hits the skin. Another lockdown means mostly staying indoors again, and with the colder darker months upon us, our doses of sunshine are looking limited (even a flight for a week in the sun results in quarantine!). Children […]

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4 Healthy Food Tips for Kids

Tips on how we know what is healthy and how to feed our kids? The abundance of information available to parents these days can be confusing and daunting, especially when trying to figure out how to feed kids. Everywhere parents turn, there is a new fad diet, superfood, or study touting the best foods. Not […]

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Cooking Tips for Quarantine and Beyond

Cooking tips While the novel pandemic has shaken up our lives, perhaps there is a silver lining. On a grander scale, our environment is getting a well-deserved break from the overwhelming amount of pollution. On a smaller scale, many of us are cooking more from home. This is not to ignore the amount of stress […]

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Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Losing weight Getting back to pre-pregnancy weight is high on the agenda of many new mums. I get asked a lot whether it is safe to go on a diet straight after giving birth, particularly if you are breastfeeding. While you shouldn’t put any pressure on yourself or try to rush weight loss (and I […]

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Nourishing a Healthy Immune System for your Child

Lucinda Miller, Family Naturopath, talks to us about how to nourish a healthy immune system for your children during the first few formative years of their life. To continue viewing… Get FREE, unlimited access to all content You must sign up to view more content and gain full access to bloss! Sign up for FREE! […]

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I’m registered dietitian, nutritionist and mummy to 2 little girls. I specialise in baby and child nutrition and I am an expert in weaning and fussy eating. I have a passion for nutrition I have studied it from school to postgraduate level. In particular I am passionate about the importance of building a healthy relationship […]

Best Foods For Fertility in Women & Men

Research suggests that fertility issues can affect around 15% of couples. Genetic, behavioural and environmental factors may impact fertility in males and females. Improving your diet can be a simple and inexpensive way to support fertility. If you are worried about conceiving, please consult your GP. Although making changes to your diet does not guarantee […]

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A happy tummy sleep

There is a combination of things that children need to sleep through the night. Some of the key ones are a dark room, the ability to self-settle and a fully tummy. This article looks at the strong link between food and sleep, and offers some tips and advice on how to give your child the […]

Perfect Chicken Liver Pate

Ahhh liver. Before you turn your nose up at this poorly appreciated superfood, hear me out. I too used to be against liver. I didn’t grow up eating it—although my immigrant mother did — and the thought and taste turned me off. That is, until I started researching all the health benefits of liver and […]

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Tips to get you from exhausted to energised

This video will give you 2 tips to get you from exhausted to energised 1. Get your iron levels checked Animal produce Green leafy veg Nuts Seeds Tofu Do not eat with dairy Do not eat whilst drinking tea 2. Focus on nourishment not deprivation Extra weight is there to nourish you and give you […]

How can you prevent children choking on food?

Choking risks for children  Key points/top tips Even young babies (before weaning) can choke whilst drinking milk from a bottle. Prop-feeding is tempting but if baby starts to choke they won’t be able to push bottle away. Always stay with your baby/child whilst they are eating and drinking from bottles. Don’t put anything in your […]

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Va-va-voom & vibrancy

This video shares small things that you can do consistently that build up over time to make a big difference to your energy levels Help exhausted mums get more energy What to do now? Extra glass of water Extra veg Extra 15 mins sleep Brekki before coffee No electronic devices before sleep Pick one thing […]