They’re usually the ones who’ll happily eat the same jam sandwich every day for lunch. And when you’re out for dinner? Chicken nuggets and chips is the go to! What about when you cook a new recipe or pop some vegetables on their plate? Does world war three break out?
Feeding fussy kids and toddlers can be exhausting and there’s always that unanswered question of: Are they getting enough nutrition? For some kids, their fussy behaviours can actually lead to nutrient deficiencies and these have real, long-term consequences. If you suspect that your child may be struggling, then please seek out a university-qualified nutrition professional for some help. There are lots of individualised solutions to help your child eat better long term.
Kate Freeman is HRI's resident nutritionist. She is a Registered Nutritionist from Canberra, Australia and the creator and managing director of Canberra's largest private nutrition practice in Canberra, The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate Freeman consults, writes, presents and mentors in the field of nutrition and has over 10 years of experience in the industry.
Ask yourself, “If you only had the energy to focus on the one aspect of nutrition that would give you the largest return on investment, what would that area be?”
If you can’t answer that question, read on.
It may feel like Christmas is just one day, but think about the weeks of parties, social gatherings and excess food that happens at this time of the year. Rather than putting off healthy eating changes as next year’s problem, you can start making easy changes now. Christmas is going to come around every year for the rest of your life – get a jump on it and learn to manage it!