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A dietitian’s diary of managing morning sickness

Elated is an understatement to the feeling of finding out that I was pregnant. And of course being a dietitian, I began planning my meals and snacks to optimize my nutritional intake and ensure I could be as healthy as possible for my growing baby. 

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Priming your body for pregnancy

It is well know that nutrition during your pregnancy is very important, but many of us tend to forget that our habits and diet before falling pregnant can affect our baby’s health at birth, as well as for their entire lifetime.

 

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Food Folly - Overcoming feeding difficulties in a fussy child

Fussy eating in babies and children can be challenging for even the most skilled parent. Any toddler can become a fussy eater. Even a baby who happily ate every fruit, vegetable, and all foods in-between in the early days of weaning can change their mind about what they will accept to eat. This is a very common stage of development for many children. During this time your child may flat out refuse foods they once accepted and be unwilling to try new foods. 

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Five myths about diet and cancer

If you ‘Google’ cancer and diet you will be faced with thousands of web pages and promises of a cancer cure with eating or avoiding particular foods or diets. The upside of this is that the internet allows us to access more information than ever before. However, it can be very hard to tell fact from fiction. When it comes to nutrition and cancer much of the information online is misleading (or incorrect), which is extremely confusing and can be dangerous to patients undergoing treatment for cancer, or those wanting to reduce their risk of cancer.

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Baby biotics - Helpful Bugs for Little Tums

“Gut health” has been making headlines recently. There is more and more research showing how important the “bugs in our gut” (also known as our “microbiota”) are for our long term health. This article explains some of the common questions we are asked about improving the microbiota of infants and children.

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