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19 Aug, 2020

How to boost your kids’ immune system

Here is an interesting piece from the Independent on boosting our children’s immune systems before they go back to school. It is written by Brian Higgins who is a GP at Galway Primary Care. The original article can be downloaded here https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/how-to-boost-your-kids-immune-system-39432060.html How to boost your kids’ immune system   Picture posed Dr Brian Higgins August […]

24 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Fun recipes to make together

(From Tusla’s Parenting24Seven website) Check out some easy snacks to make with your child, Brown bread ice cream, sweet potato crisps and chunky oatmeal drops. Remember these are treats so a little every now and then! Brown bread ice cream (Suitable for vegetarians)  This ice-cream is a novel way of including wholegrain into your kid’s […]

6 Sep, 2019

Buy Well, Be Well, Eat Well – How can I encourage healthy eating?

How can I encourage healthy eating? Q. I know what my children should be eating, but my question is how do you actually get them to eat healthy foods? I have two boys aged two and five and though they are not the worst in what they eat, there is still a lot to be desired. […]

5 Sep, 2019

Buy Well, Be Well, Eat Well.

Tips for a healthy diet for you and your child (from the Tusla parenting24seven website – link below) Children form their eating habits from a young age, therefore, it is important to guide them in the right direction and give them an understanding of a balanced nutritional diet mixed with an active lifestyle. There are […]

18 Jun, 2019

Weaning – starting your baby on solid foods

Introducing your baby to solid foods is often called weaning. This should start when your baby is around 6 months old. Breastfeeding If you are breastfeeding, you don’t need to move to formula milk when introducing solid foods. We recommend you breastfeed exclusively for 6 months. Continue to breastfeed after solid foods are introduced, up to […]

18 Jun, 2019

Helping your child to eat healthily

To help your child to eat healthy, don’t force it. The importance of breakfast Make sure your child eats breakfast every day. It gives children energy that they need. Lead by example and make sure you eat a breakfast. Sit down with your child for breakfast as often as possible. Other meals Use children’s plates […]