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GETTING THE LITTLE BLIGHTERS TO EAT

<a href="/parenting-resources/food/getting-the-little-blighters-to-eat">GETTING THE LITTLE BLIGHTERS TO EAT</a>

Book: Getting the Little Blighters to Eat by Claire Potter Does your child decide they don't like a food before they've even tried it? Do they say 'Yuk' to foods they used to eat happily? Would they live off chips and ice-cream and never touch a vegetable again if given the chance? Are mealtimes driving you nuts? It's easy to think that children are naturally just fussy eaters. Yet, without realising it, we are actually creating many of the problems ourselves with the things we do and say to our children around food. Read full article

YUM! TOP TIPS FOR FEEDING BABIES AND KIDS WITH ALLERGIES

<a href="/parenting-resources/early-childhood-nutrition/yum-top-tips-for-feeding-babies-and-kids-with-allergie">YUM! TOP TIPS FOR FEEDING BABIES AND KIDS WITH ALLERGIES</a>

This is the definitive book for making simple, healthy meals for children with allergies and the whole family, written by the Children's Hospital at Westmead's allergy and nutrition experts With one in 20 Australian children now having a food allergy - and that number on the rise - this book provides essential information for their families and carers. Read full article

HUNGRY CAMPERS COOKBOOK

<a href="/parenting-resources/main-meal-recipes/hungry-campers-cookbook">HUNGRY CAMPERS COOKBOOK</a>

Book: Hungry Campers Cookbook by Katy Holder. Hungry Campers Cookbook brings together the fun of family camping holidays with fresh, healthy, gourmet recipes that are simple to make. Katy's recipes are accessible for anyone embarking on a camping trip. All recipes use fresh ingredients and require minimal cooking equipment. Katy also offers a wealth of advice on eating well while sleeping in your tent or under the stars. Read full article

Cute Video - Children Tasting Food for the First Time

<a href="/blogs/2013/05/06/cute-video-children-tasting-food-for-the-first-time">Cute Video - Children Tasting Food for the First Time</a>

Showed at TEDx Sydney April 2013 - a slow motion video of children's faces tasting certain foods for the first time: anchovies, yoghurt, pickles, Vegemite ... by Saatchi. Called The First Taste Read full article

The Family Meal - is Work and Life Stress Affecting It?

<a href="/articles/the-family-meal-is-work-and-life-stress-affecting-it">The Family Meal - is Work and Life Stress Affecting It?</a>

Managing work‐life stress has become an increasing challenge for parents. All too often, stress from the work day spills over into family time and this can adversely impact the physical and emotional health of family members. Parents report that not being able to balance work/life stress is a major barrier to shared family dinners or family mealtimes. These simple tips will help parents to create enjoyable family dinners. Read full article

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

<a href="/articles/is-your-child-a-picky-eater">Is Your Child a Picky Eater?</a>

Having a child who is a picky eater or fussy eater has been identified by families as a major barrier to having regular shared family mealtimes. Parents serve as important role models in helping children develop healthy eating habits. This is especially important as food preferences are formed early and remain stable throughout childhood. This article contains great tips and comes from the Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois. Read full article

Australia Gets a B Minus on Report Card - Health and Wellbeing of Young Australians

<a href="/articles/australia-gets-a-b-minus-on-report-card-health-and-wellbeing-of-young-australians">Australia Gets a B Minus on Report Card - Health and Wellbeing of Young Australians</a>

This morning at Parliament House Canberra, Ms Elaine Henry OAM, Chairperson of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) launched ARACY's second Report Card on the Wellbeing of Young Australians. Describing Australia as "middle of the road" when it comes to children's health and wellbeing in Australia, the Report Card identifies areas of concern in areas such as child poverty, infant mortality, and youth participation in education and employment. Speaking at the launch, Dr Norman Swan, also a board member of ARACY highglighted income inequality and early childhood education as significant areas of deficit in Australia's policy and practice. Read full article

Quick Guide to Tap Water for Children in Australia

<a href="/articles/quick-guide-to-tap-water-for-children-in-australia">Quick Guide to Tap Water for Children in Australia</a>

Parents are advised to give children water in addition to their usual milk from about 6 months of age. But what type of water is best? Tap water? Cooled, boiled water or filtered water? The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that all water given to infants be boiled ... The two main additives found in Australian tap water are ... Read full article

A Quick Guide to 'Added Fibre' in Food

<a href="/articles/a-quick-guide-to-added-fibre-in-food">A Quick Guide to &#039;Added Fibre&#039; in Food</a>

We’ve all heard about the benefits that wholegrains and fibre have to offer in terms of health and nutrition. But with the recent increase in the use of added fibres like polydextrose, inulin and Hi-maize in grain and dairy based foods; you may want to know a bit more about them and what they do. Read full article

Government, Parents or Advertisers: Who Should Decide What Children Watch and Eat?

<a href="/articles/government-parents-or-advertisers-who-should-decide-what-children-watch-and-eat">Government, Parents or Advertisers: Who Should Decide What Children Watch and Eat?</a>

A recent complaint to the Advertising Standards Board by the Obesity Policy Coalition about a Smarties online colouring-in competition aimed at three- to ten-year-olds, and a bill introduced by Greens leader Bob Brown to ban junk food advertising to children, has fuelled debate about the ethics of advertising energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods and beverages to kids ... This raises the question of whether television advertising, or rather advertising in general to an audience of children, is responsible in some way for the rates of overweight and obesity we are currently seeing. Read full article