Mummy can I have an ice cream? How to handle the ice cream van

This ice cream van stops outside our house. I don’t know why, we never buy ice cream from when we are at home! (That’s not to say we never eat it) Here are some tips when navigating the ice cream van whether it’s outside school or elsewhere. 🍦Have standard sentences planned For example:“It’s not iceContinue reading “Mummy can I have an ice cream? How to handle the ice cream van”

How to get a toddler to eat more vegetables

How do I get my daughter to eat more vegetables? How do I get my son to eat more vegetables? If had a £1 for each time I was asked this I would be rich! As parents we want the best for our children. We know that eating vegetables is ‘good for them’ so that’sContinue reading “How to get a toddler to eat more vegetables”

Mozzarella and Italian vegetable Pizza

© Aliya Porter – Porter Nutrition 2023 Ingredients 500g plain flour plus extra for dusting 7g sachet yeast 0.5 tsp salt 0.5 tsp caster sugar 2 tbsp olive oil 320ml Water 1 x 210g pack of mozzarella, drained Passata 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 Pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 courgette, cut small 1 tspContinue reading “Mozzarella and Italian vegetable Pizza”

Child friendly Swedey cheesy pasta recipe

© Aliya Porter – Porter Nutrition 2023 Ingredients 165g swede, cut into chunks (weight once peeled) 310g spaghetti or other pasta 50g plain flour 600ml semi skimmed milk 160g frozen peas 150g mature Cheddar cheese, grated Black pepper 400g carrots, peeled and cut into sticks  (to serve as an accompaniment) Method Cook the swede inContinue reading “Child friendly Swedey cheesy pasta recipe”

New advice for feeding 1-4 year olds

This week the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition published a report which reviewed the scientific evidence around children’s food in the 1-5 year old age group. As you might expect they found that children are eating on average: So, no surprises there but here are the recommendations which you may find interesting. Fibre The recommendationContinue reading “New advice for feeding 1-4 year olds”

Simple snacks for babies and toddlers

Snacks are foods in between meals. That’s important because sometimes snacks become replacements for meals but that’s not what they are for. Ideally snacks are given at set times of day between meals (usually 90 minutes minimum between feeding times) rather than constantly available. Why is it important to have set times? Because it allowsContinue reading “Simple snacks for babies and toddlers”

Top tips for your toddler’s food at Christmas

Christmas is a time of year when routines can go out of the window and when food intake changes dramatically. Toddlers need routine. They need routine to give them boundaries and they need boundaries to help them feel safe. A lack of routine often leads to a tired toddler and an emotional toddler as theyContinue reading “Top tips for your toddler’s food at Christmas”

10 tips on weaning multiples

When I was looking for information about this, I found lots of information about weaning generally but very few tips which would help parents of multiples specifically. All the information on the Weaning Centre website relates to twins, triplets and other multiples but the more babies you have in front of you, the more challengingContinue reading “10 tips on weaning multiples”

Iron: an essential nutrient for your baby

Iron is a nutrient we hear quite a bit about but it’s not one which most of us actively think about in our diets. Pregnant women have their iron levels checked. Why? Low iron in pregnancy can increase the risk of pre term birth and of having a baby with a low birth weight. Mum’sContinue reading “Iron: an essential nutrient for your baby”