Dr Kirsty Porter

vitamin d

How to ensure your child is getting enough Vitamin D

Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is a hot topic at the moment and has been hitting the headlines due to speculation that it is linked with COVID-19. Whilst there is no definite evidence that shows vitamin D can prevent or cure COVID-19, making sure you get enough vitamin D is still very important, especially at this time of year.

How to have a Fun Family Pizza Party!

Young children make their food decisions based on what food looks like. They like ‘magical thinking’ so presentation is key. Let your imagination run wild! Here are some ideas for family pizza. Everyone can have a go and make different ones! You can use cutters if you have them or cut the shape of the wrap into any style you want.

How to make healthy Christmas snacks for kids

We all know Christmas can be a time of year when we all indulge on extra snacks and treats that are higher in sugar and fat. If you are worried about the amount of unhealthy snacks your child is eating and want some inspiration, then this blog is perfect for you! These snacks are fun, simple and tasty ideas of how to make this Christmas a healthier one! This is also a great way to help combat fussy eaters and food refusal by making food fun!

gluten free family meals on a budget

How to make Family Meals on a Budget: 10 Top Tips

The cost of living is rising, meaning the cost of your grocery shopping is going up too! Although the cost of food is increasing, our budgets are staying the same, making feeding a family is especially difficult. Fussy eating, different ages and taste preferences can result in food waste, cooking multiple meals a night and ultimately, higher cost of food.
With all this in mind, our mission this week was to create 3 weekday meals and 1 weekend meal for a family who don’t eat gluten, on a budget of £30.

How To Make Delicious Home Made Ice Cream

This recipe is ideal as a well balanced snack for your babies and children, or it can be a breakfast on the go with some yogurt:

👍 Contains protein, fibre, iron, vitamins and minerals.

🌈 blueberries & oats are sources of soluble fibre.

💯 Promotes a healthy gut.

👌Finger shape makes easier for you baby to grasp and different textures helps continued progression with textures.

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Suitable for the whole family so everyone can enjoy it.

How to help navigate child food refusal

Has your child started to say they “don’t like” foods they’ve eaten before? Are you always making alternative meals for your child after they’ve refused what you’ve served? Do mealtimes feel like a battle in your house? If you’re struggling with your child refusing certain foods, then you’re in the right place. Keep on reading for our 10 top tips to help navigate food refusal!