Dr Kirsty Porter

Kitchen Adventures for Half-Term Holidays: Creative Ideas to Make Memories

I am a passionate Children’s Dietitian and advocate for family well-being, and love to share practical tips and creative ideas to make kitchen time enjoyable and educational for families. Getting kids involved in the kitchen is not just about preparing meals; it’s an exciting opportunity to foster creativity, build valuable life skills, and create lasting […]

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Love and Sensory-Friendly Activities for Kids

As a Children’s Dietitian dedicated to supporting families with children facing sensory challenges, I’m excited to share heartwarming activities designed to make Valentine’s Day an inclusive and enjoyable experience. Let’s create moments of love and connection with sensory-friendly fun! Valentine’s Day is not just about romantic gestures; it’s a wonderful occasion to celebrate love with

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Toddler Love: 5 Valentine’s Day Food Ideas to Spark Joyful Eating

As a children’s dietitian, I understand the challenges of feeding toddlers. Introducing themes like Valentine’s Day can transform mealtimes into enjoyable and educational experiences for your little ones. These Valentine’s Day food ideas for toddlers combine nutrition with creativity, making mealtimes an enjoyable and love-filled experience. Encourage your little one to explore these delightful treats

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10 Love-Filled Weaning Ideas: Baby Bites for a Healthy Start

As a Children’s Dietitian and Weaning Expert, I’m delighted to share some heartwarming Valentine-inspired weaning ideas to make your baby’s journey into solid foods even more special. Let’s infuse a touch of love into these early bites and celebrate the joy of weaning together! Love-Filled Purees: 1. Berry Bliss Puree: Dive into the delightful world

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10 Fun Halloween Fruit and Vegetable Ideas to delight your kids

Halloween is synonymous with sweet treats, but it’s also the perfect time to add some healthy, spooky fun to your kids’ diet. These creative and nutritious Halloween-themed fruit and vegetable snacks will not only entertain your little ones but also help balance the candy intake. It’s a win-win for everyone! 1. Banana Ghosts: Peel and

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Spooktacular Halloween Eating Tips for Kids with Sensory Sensitivities

Halloween is a time for spooky fun, costumes, and sweet treats. However, for children with sensory issues, the sights, sounds, and textures of Halloween can pose significant challenges. To help your child enjoy this holiday while managing their sensory sensitivities, consider these tips and practical examples: 1. Costume Comfort: Many Halloween costumes are itchy, restrictive,

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Sensory Challenges in Children: Impact on Nutrition and Practical Solutions

Unveiling Sensory Challenges Every child is unique, and so are their sensory experiences. For kids with sensory processing difficulties, mealtime can be a battlefield of sensations, affecting their food choices, eating habits, and overall nutrition. In this blog, we’ll explore the six key sensory issues that can make mealtime a challenge for these children. But

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Want inspiration for toddler snacks? Check out these 10 Quick and Healthy Toddler Ideas

Finding the perfect toddler snacks can be a delightful adventure, and it’s all about offering balanced options that tickle taste buds and fuel growing bodies. Here are some quick and healthy toddler snack ideas that are easy to prepare and perfect for involving your little one in the kitchen: Hungry for more family-friendly recipes and

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School Lunchbox Mastery: Fussy-Eater Approved Ideas for Stress-Free Mornings

As the school season dawns, the return of lunchbox duties can trigger a mix of anticipation and apprehension for parents. Fear not, for our series is here to infuse lunch prep with excitement, creativity, and nourishment that pleases even the pickiest palates. Ready to conquer lunchboxes with creativity and confidence? Stay tuned for more exciting

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Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Delights: Chicken Pinwheels & Blueberry Chia Pudding

Are you looking for creative and wholesome school lunchbox ideas that your kids will love? We’ve got you covered with this delicious and nutritious combo that’s perfect for even the pickiest eaters. Say goodbye to lunchtime stress and hello to happy tummies and smiling faces! Ready to conquer lunchboxes with creativity and confidence? Stay tuned

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