Family and kids

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

A. It's hard work! But it pays to be persistent. Over the years, I've worked out a number of techniques to help parents and used them on our kids when they were younger (and we had one of the world's fussiest eaters in our daughter!). 

12 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. My child won't eat breakfast. What do I do?

Q. My child won't eat breakfast. What do I do?

A. Studies have shown that children who don't eat breakfast have trouble concentrating and do not perform at their best at school...

3 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is there a limit to the amount of omega-3s a child should consume?

Q. Is there a limit to the amount of omega-3s a child should consume?

Q. While I understand the benefits of omega-3, is there a limit to the amount a young child, such as a 2-year-old, should consume?

24 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Are energy drinks safe for kids to drink?

Q. Are energy drinks safe for kids to drink?

A. Energy drinks are really soft drinks with caffeine whether it's added or derived from guarana, the seeds of a climbing vine native...

20 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

A. Lots of reasons ranging from the colour (green means 'yuk' to many kids), texture, as well as their strong, distinctive taste. If...

17 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Our kids have so many activities after school it’s hard for us all to eat together. Does this matter?

Q. Our kids have so many activities after school it’s hard for us all to eat together. Does this matter?

A. Family meals are really important – not only for nutrition but for the conversation. A large US study has confirmed that eating...

13 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby