Tasty foods are hard to avoid in the lead up to Christmas! You don't have to totally deprive yourself, but even making a few simple swaps can really help to save some calories, fat and sugar. Here are a few healthy swaps for some common festive foods.
In Ireland and in many other parts of the world, September sees one of the highest birth rates meaning December is a popular time for conceiving! Whether you are trying for a baby or not, ALL women should be taking a folic acid supplement. Our dietitian Michelle explains more here.
Did you know that salt should be limited in your toddler's diet? Too much salt can make your toddler develop a preference for salty foods and research shows us that your toddler’s salt intake now can actually influence your toddler’s blood pressure right into adulthood. Have a read of the foods to look out for here.
When baby arrives, it can be hard to find the time to feed yourself. But it is very important to try not to skip meals so that you get all the energy you need to both help you recover from the birth and to help you keep going with the lack of sleep! Here are a few quick snack ideas for new mums.
Physical activity at any age can help build muscle strength and fitness, and in children young and old develop skills of balance and co-ordination. Getting your little one involved in any form of exercise from an early age will help establish healthy lifestyle behaviours, which can last a lifetime. Active children are more likely to be active adults :)