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Feeding Under Fives

We've all experienced it. Babies and toddlers not eating their vegetables. So how do you get a fussy eater to eat a balanced meal?

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Do away with the Food Fight

Fussy eating is a phase common to toddlerhood. The following tips, coupled with parental patience, are designed to make mealtimes a positive experience —as opposed to a food fight. Some days your toddler seems to live on fresh air alone but try not …

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What to pack when you've gotta snack

Stay healthy, happy and eco-friendly with these practical and picnic-worthy delights. Kai Carrier 140ml pouches with choke-proof lids, $14 for five, kaicarrier.co.nz; Skip Hop Zoo straw bottle in shark design, $13.95, thesleepstore.co.nz; Kiwi …

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Healthy lunchbox ideas your child will actually eat

There’s something so satisfying about preparing a nutritionally balanced lunchbox, but regularity can make it a chore. Hannah Gentile presents the facts amongst a smorgasbord of fresh ideas. Remember the enthusiasm you had in that first week your …

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Feeding toddlers: it's tricky when they're picky

Most kids have their quirks when it comes to eating, but some are particularly hard to please. Hannah Gentile shares 10 tips for managing fussy eating in toddlers.  Chicken nuggets, oven chips and a couple of carrot sticks on the menu in your house …

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Feeding the family with Nadia Lim

In this live chat, celebrity chef and mother of one Nadia Lim, tells us how life has changed since she became a mum, and shares her tips on navigating meal prep with a toddler in tow.  …

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Would you like sprouts with that?

The 'eat your greens' message must be getting through because according to recent statistics, Kiwis rate among the highest in the world when it comes to awareness of the health benefits and the consumption of fruit and vegetables.  Nearly 90% of …

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10 signs your child may need feeding therapy

You’ve slipped sprouts onto their pizza, blended spinach into ‘alien mash' and held the ice cream hostage. But you're still baffled: what is it about certain foods that some kids just don't like? Statistics show that one in three children under …

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10 high-performing foods kids can eat every day

OHbaby! nutritionist Anna Hansen explains the nutritional benefits of 10 high-performing foods kids can eat every day!   Anna Hansen (BSc, Human Nutrition and Psychology) is a mum with three young kids and a nutritionist with a passion for …

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Time to top up? The benefits of toddler milk

With an expanding range of toddler milks available, paediatric nutritionist Cherry Barker explains why busy little bodies may need topping up with a glass of extra goodness. Toddlerhood is busy. Your little one is discovering the world around them, …

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Anna Hansen talks kids & snacks

Watch OHbaby! nutritionist Anna Hansen talk with former OHbaby! editor Ellie Gwilliam and share her tips for encouraging kids to snack well. …

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Eight things to say to kids at mealtimes

The etiquette differs from family to family, but there are ways we can all encourage our kids to have a positive attitude to mealtimes, writes Christine Nikiel. You don't have to eat if you're not hungry When kids are engrossed in play and it's …

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Mission: nutrition

Nutritionist Katie Harding is on a mission to improve early childhood nutrition. When nutritionist and naturopath Katie Harding took up a job as cook in her daughter’s childcare centre, she was shocked at what the kids were being fed: pasta, …

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Tips for cooking with kids

Does the thought of letting your little one in the kitchen send shudders down your spine? The mess, the danger, the clean-up afterward... The fact is, children love helping their parents in the kitchen, and there are heaps of ways you can get them …

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Kids' cereals still too high in sugar

Cereal manufacturers aren’t getting the message their kids’ products are too high in sugar. A Consumer NZ report has found sugar levels have changed little since it last looked at these products in 2013. Six cereals had even more than they used to, …

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Coping with a picky eater

Is your toddler a picky eater? Do they refuse food, turn their nose up at anything even remotely healthy, or generally drive you crazy by not seeming to eat anything at all for days on end? OHbaby's former expert nutritionist, Leanne Cooper of …