In: Infant & Kids nutrition

Green pea, gluten free pasta -review
February 19, 2021

Have you tried all the new non wheat lentil and legume pastas on the market? I tried this pea pasta over the week. …

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Responsive Introduction to Solids
February 19, 2021

Dr Anita Star discusses the concept of Responsive Introduction to solids. You have probably heard of baby led weaning and spoons puree feeding, but is there a sensible middle ground?

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Pre- packaged baby food- a ‘sometimes’ food!
February 18, 2021

Dr Anita Star paediatric dietitian discusses some drawbacks of pre packaged baby food

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Blueberry Muffins Recipe & a homemade vs shop bought comparison
February 18, 2021

Dr Anita Star pregnancy and paediatric dietitian, highlights how through home baking you can enjoy some treats without the excessive amounts of fats, sugars, and additives that are used in the same pre-made products purchased in the supermarket.

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Iron deficiency in Pregnancy and Babies over 6 months
February 18, 2021

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency I see in my practice. It is a big problem in many pregnant…

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Excessive Snacking and Fussy Eating
February 17, 2021

It may sound obvious, but as a parent I can definitely attest to the fact that too much snacking leads to…

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Healthy eating v.s. food restriction, and childhood obesity
February 17, 2021

Yummmmm kids milkshake. Did you know the research shows that parents who show high levels of diet restriction and control toward…

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SELF SERVE BURGERS AND FUSSY LITTLE EATERS
February 12, 2021

Burgers do not need to be unhealthy option when you make them from home. Just get some heart smart or 5…

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Is Vegan eating health for Pregnancy or Children?
January 26, 2021

Vegan eating and keto are the two biggest diet fads at the moment, they are almost on opposite ends of the…

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Happy International Day of dis-ABILITY
December 3, 2020

Happy International Day of dis-ABILITY. This is a pic of my brother Tom. He has an ability to make us all…

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A Mumma’s guide to nurturing and nourishing kids to love themselves and have a positive relationship with food.
December 1, 2020

If you have ever been through body image distress, or seen it in others, you probably want to create an environment…

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Think P for Poo- Dealing with Pregnancy Constipation
November 26, 2020

Errrggghhh Constipation. Everyone said when women get pregnant they glow. No one told you about all the unpleasant side effects right?…

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Boobie Milk to the Max Lactation Brownies
June 7, 2020

So there is not much research on food based galactogogues (substances which increase your milk supply when your breastfeeding), and little…

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8 Steps to A Healthy Lunch Box
February 24, 2020

Who is running out of ideas for school lunch box already? With school well underway, organising school lunch boxes is a…

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Cooking experiences can help the fussy eater
February 19, 2020

Rainy day activities – baking and face paint. 💕I love getting my 4 year old involved in the kitchen baking and…

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A body (people) positive activity for mums, mums to be, and teens
February 18, 2020

6 words that describe me, problem solver, thinker, nurturing, kind, strong, brave. You have probably heard about the body positive movement…

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Fruit is a health food; How on earth did this become controversial?
February 17, 2020

Fruit is awesome for fertility, pregnancy, childhood and adult health outcomes!!!! It’s so sad that fruit consumption has been demonised in…

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‘How do I know my baby is getting enough breastmilk?’
November 26, 2019

A bit of fact checking today. Breastfeeding or bottle is an issue that always causes much discussion and often in a…

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Vit C aids iron absorption
February 19, 2019

Dr Anita Star Pregnancy and Paediatric Dietitian discusses how vit C impacts on iron absorption and where to find food sources of both.

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Lunch Box Inspirations
February 19, 2019

#lunchspiration for school lunch boxes and adults at home alike! 1. KISS Keep it simple stupid – nothing wrong with a…

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