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Below are the Health and Wellness Clinic articles that have appeared in various Mater publications.

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What happens in the first 9 months can last a lifetime – understanding fetal programming

Have you read anything online about ‘fetal programming’? No, this isn’t about how children are very good at using iPads! 

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What is the best way for me to lose weight?

With so many different weight loss ‘solutions’ out there, it is understandable that you might find it hard to pick the right one for you.  Unfortunately there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer! In order for your weight loss plan to be successful it should be tailored to suit YOUR individual needs.

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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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