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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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Meal time

We've all experienced it. Babies and toddlers not eating their vegetables. We stress over the nutrients they are or are not eating and we try our best to provide them with a balanced diet. So how do you get a fussy eater to eat a balanced meal? …

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Early taste buds

If you have a fussy eater, or have been on a crusade to change  your eating habits, read on. OHbaby! nutritionist Leanne Cooper  says our relationship with food begins at a very early age. Why is it that some foods appeal more to us and our …

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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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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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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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Analysing additives

While sugar may not be the "bad guy" when it comes to children and hyperactivity, the same can't be said for a number of food additives, especially artificial preservatives and colours.   Feeding children a healthy, balanced meal isn't always …

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Sugar

Does sugar seem to make your kids act up, misbehave, or bounce off the walls? Guess what  research says that the 'sugar high' is actually a myth. How often have you heard another parent, or even yourself, say the words, "Oh, no, he can't have …

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