Parent Blogs

Fussy eating strategies for families

Fussy eating is common among toddlers and considered a normal part of their development! However, if your little one is a fussy or picky eater, it can be a worrying time for you and other family members. There are lots of strategies that you can try at home, and in partnership with your childcare provider…

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Salmon Fish Cakes

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates these easy Salmon Fish Cakes. This is the perfect recipe to include some oily fish in your diet. The recipe can be adapted to use fresh or tinned salmon and can be served with your favourite vegetables. The texture can also be adapted so you can service as…

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Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit

Veg Power has launched an appeal to get us all eating more seasonal vegetables and support food producers during this strange time. As many food serving venues are closed, large quantities of local seasonal vegetables and fruit are at risk of going to waste! Let’s take a look at more of the benefits of eating…

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Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

One of the most common questions we’re asked by parents here at Early Start Nutrition, is around what foods to serve children at snack time. In this blog we’ll explore how to incorporate snacks into your little ones mealtime routine, how to plan healthy snacks and which foods to include.  As part of a healthy…

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Vegetarian Meatballs

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares a family favourite vegetarian weaning recipe. These vegetarian meatballs are suitable for all ages. The texture can be adapted to suit your baby’s stage of weaning. You can serve them mashed, minced or chopped. It is also perfect for the whole family to enjoy served with pasta, rice or…

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Weaning Week 2020

Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding is an exciting time and you are bound to have lots of questions. With so much information out there it can often be difficult to know when to start and how to start introducing your baby to solid foods. Edwina and…

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Growing and Gardening Activities for Children

This week is National Gardening Week 2020! As you’ll be spending more time at home, we thought we’d provide you with a few basic growing activities that you can do indoors or outdoors with your little ones. Why are growing activities beneficial? Growing and gardening offers so many fun and interesting learning opportunities for children….

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Vitamin D Requirements for Infants and Toddlers

Growing children need lots of energy and nutrients to support their growth and development and a good routine can help them to meet these requirements. Eating together as a family can support children to learn about and enjoy food. Offering three main meals, breakfast, lunch and tea is a great way of planning the variety…

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Fish fingers and potato wedges

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares one of our favourite Friday night ‘fakeaways’. This is the perfect recipe to prepare and enjoy as a family. The kids will have lots of messy fun with this recipe. We set up a little production line for dipping the fish in flour, egg and breadcrumbs. You can choose…

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Overnight Oats 5 Ways

Breakfast, as we know, is an important meal and a great way to start the day. Along with providing us with energy, breakfast can be a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. Overnight oats are so simple to prepare and they are a…

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