Ah, Christmas. "The most wonderful time of the year", I was assured today while listening to Andy Williams sing his famous festive song, as my daughters danced around me. This led me to thinking.. Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year, with the full force of diet culture at large? Diet culture… Continue reading Eat, drink and be mindful this Christmas
Thinking about Christmas food can be tricky enough without having to factor in dietary needs or allergies. Fortunately, there are loads of options available so family members don't need to miss out. For someone that is egg free and dairy free these little pavlovas should hit the sweet spot after lunch or dinner. Anyone can… Continue reading Egg Free Dairy Free Mini Berry Pavlovas
If you have just stumbled across the non-diet approach you might be wondering what this strange concept is? If dieting is off the table, what is left? If you have had a long relationship with diets, what you are about to read may be any of the following: Very new to you May go against… Continue reading The Non-Diet Approach
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian? In Australia there is substantial ambiguity around these areas of practice, so it's no surprise people are confused. Let's start with some definitions. Definition of a Nutritionist "A person who studies or is an expert in nutrition." (Google dictionary). The term nutritionist… Continue reading Dietitian vs Nutritionist: What’s the difference?
Starting solids is a big step in your baby's life. If there is a history of food allergy in the family that can add a complexity and an understandable element of fear. Below you find some steps to help navigate this next phase. What about allergies? Children can develop an allergy to any food, at… Continue reading Starting solids for food allergy prevention
Making the shift from breast milk or formula to food is such an exciting time in your baby's first year. It can however be a time of confusion. "How will you know when to start feeding your baby?" "What if other babies the same age are eating and yours isn't?" "How will you know if… Continue reading Starting solids, how and when to start feeding your baby.