Allergies may affect a child’s behaviour.

Behaviour problems often coexist with allergies. Allergies can result in children being over or under responsive to sensory stimulation, particularly sound and touch. The solution to some behaviour problems is identifying and eliminating potential food allergens, and environmental irritants e.g. mould. Once these have been identified and removed, symptoms associated with behavioural problems due to […]

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Overweight children may be Insulin Resistant!

An overweight child, or a child with a tendency to carry excess weight around the waist – may be at risk of being INSULIN RESISTANT! In South Africa, about one in three children are overweight! 80 % of individuals that are overweight are insulin resistant. Children with Insulin Resistance have a very good chance of […]

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Nutrition for baby 9-12 months – your choices will have a lifelong effect.

Feeding a baby is about much more than getting food into their body – follow some simple guidelines and make the most of it! Once a baby is 9 months old, the first food stage of life – that of introducing a child to the world of flavours, textures and taste – should be nothing […]

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Baby Feeding – do you have the right information on how to introduce food?

Opinions abound and many are very eager to offer advice – be discerning when those without nutrition qualifications want to advise! Mother’s milk is without question the food of choice for any infant. It is perfect – as the only and primary source of food for a baby until he/she is around 6 months old. […]

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Food may affect a child’s behaviour

Diet advice may be extremely confusing regarding food and behaviour. It is possible to take a step by step approach. Food is important to ensure that children are well nourished and to allow them to develop and grow optimally. Food may also affect children’s behaviour – and some children may be more sensitive to these […]

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Mother’s diet affects unborn children’s health later in life

“You are what you eat” – also applies to babies (even those not yet conceived…) Good nutrition is the most valuable gift any mother can give her child – even before the child is conceived. Yes, mother’s pre-conception diet will impact on many aspects of the unborn or not yet conceived child’s development. Providing good […]

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Allergies may affect a child’s behaviour.

Behaviour problems often coexist with allergies. Allergies can result in children being over or under responsive to sensory stimulation, particularly sound and touch. The solution to some behaviour problems is identifying and eliminating potential food allergens, and environmental irritants e.g. mould. Once these have been identified and removed, symptoms associated with behavioural problems due to […]

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If your baby is around 9- 12 months old, it’s time to explore! Are you on track?

Often, especially new mothers are uncertain if they are on the right track with food and feeding. Find out more… At around 9 months, it’s time to expect and make the most of baby’s inherent drive to explore. Babies will start to pick up pieces of food using pincer movements. They often explore by smashing […]

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Iron deficiency anaemia hampers learning ability in children.

Women of childbearing age and children should take special care to avoid iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anaemia is very common in women of childbearing age and children. In fact, it is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies diagnosed. Most people with iron deficiency present with fatigue. Iron deficiency would also affect immunity and cognitive […]

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