Children grow at different rates. It is best to track their growth to ensure they are on track. To do this book an appointment with us and we can compare your child’s growth rate to the rest of the population. If there is too much growth or not enough (faltering growth) it’s not your fault. With the right nutrition we can get Jonny back on track before it influences his adult life.

All kids go through a period of fussiness as often new foods take time to become familiar and then consumed. Introducing one new food at a time can help reduce the stress involved with eating. Also, kids are often more in tune with their hunger fullness compared to adults so giving them the option to choose what foods on the table, and how much to eat can help reduce the dinner time tantrums.

Breast milk is the most nutrient rich milk for your baby. Choosing to breastfeed is a great choice and recommended up until the age of 6 months old.

Patience is key with fussy eating as it often takes more than 20 attempts before a new food is accepted.

From birth to two years, obesity is classified as being at or above the 97th percentile. More than one quarter (27.4%) of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. If you suspect your child has gained too much weight for their height, book in to see one of our dietitians. There may be some small diet changes that will make a huge difference to the health of your child.

Healthy eating is different to adults compared to children. If you are unsure why your child has gained weight recently or are concerned about their weight, it is best to double check. Reduce your doubt and book in with us.

Diet improvements are always the best answer to childhood obesity. Small sustainable changes that are implemented by the entire family can help reduce the burden the child feels. Isolating them as the problem or pointing fingers doesn't help. Treating obesity successfully is about support, respect, and long-term changes.

Allergens are common in lots of different types of foods. The top 9 allergens include:

Lactose intolerance means that the naturally occurring sugar found in dairy containing foods is not digested. Often this can result in bloating, and diarrhoea. Before avoiding dairy all together, it is best to get a hydrogen breath completed at your local doctors. Reducing or avoiding dairy may result in a calcium deficiency so it is always best to check in with us to ensure your health is on tract.

Please note this is general advice only. Seek our expertise for personalised advice.

REACH OUT TO YOUR GOLD COAST KIDS DIETICIAN TODAY

A healthy diet starts in early childhood, but as a parent it can be hard to know how to best ensure your kids have the best start possible. Book in an appointment with our kids dietician today to have a professional nutritionist evaluate the quality of your kids’ diet, and offer proven ways to improve it. Invest in the peace of mind that you’re giving your children the strongest start.

 
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