Ages and Stages

Top ten tips to help your overweight child eat well

26th February 2020 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Kids, School, Teens and Tweens, Uncategorized, children, healthy eating, healthy eating mindset, obesity, overweight, teens, tweens

One third of UK children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. However we also know that there are 1.25 million people with an eating disorder some as young as 6 years old! We need to learn to talk about eating well without triggering concerns about body image or an unhealthy

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How over 50’s can pack a protein punch

16th October 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Longer More Active Life, more active life, muscle strength, over 50’s, protein

  Research shows that people over 50 need a bit more protein than younger adults and they need to make sure they eat protein regularly throughout the day. For those of you who take part in sports or gym training several times a week, your requirements may be higher still and you will need a

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What to do when your child is always hungry?

10th July 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Hungry kids, Kids, Uncategorized, hunger, portions, weight

All kids are different and some will eat like a bird whilst others seem to have voracious appetites that are never satisfied. So what should you do when your child is always hungry? If you are worried that they are putting on a bit of weight don’t be afraid to address it. We need to

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Kids and energy drinks don’t mix

14th June 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Kids, Teens and Tweens, caffeine, energy drinks, sugar, teens, tweens

Energy drinks are popular with tweens and teens drawn by the promise of strength, stamina and super-human powers. However there are some serious health concerns associated with these drinks. So what exactly are the dangers and what can you do to help your child? Remember that energy drinks are quite different to sports drinks. Sports

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Food for focus

12th June 2018 / Stephanie Fade

ADHD, Ages and Stages, Teens and Tweens, Uncategorized, focus, parenting, teens, tweens

If you have a tween or teen who struggles to focus on learning or those crucial tasks you need them to do around the house then making a few dietary changes might help. Here are my top 5 tips to use food for focus. Help them stay hydrated Ok so it’s not strictly food but

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Five tips to help your child breakthrough food related fear

20th April 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Fussy eating in kids, Uncategorized, anxiety, attachment, faddy eating, fear, trauma

If your child shrinks in horror at the very sight, smell or thought of a particular food or group of foods it can be very confusing and upsetting. As parents and carers for our children we want to nurture them and food is a key part of that. This is a complex area and there

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Five tips to help your child breakthrough food related fears

18th April 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Fussy eating in kids, anxiety, children, faddy eating, fear

If your child shrinks in horror at the very sight, smell or thought of a particular food or group of foods it can be very confusing and upsetting. As parents and carers for our children we want to nurture them and food is a key part of that. This is a complex area and there

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Four keys to helping tweens and teens who are still super faddy eaters

21st January 2018 / Stephanie Fade

ADHD, Ages and Stages, Fussy eating in kids, OCD, adoption, anxiety, autism, faddy eating, fostering, teens, trauma, tweens

Are you stressed out at mealtimes with a tween or teen who still cannot manage to eat a reasonable variety of everyday foods? Maybe your 8 year old eats just 3 or 4 different foods? Perhaps you despair because your teenager will only eat white foods. Maybe your child eats quite a few foods but they

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Five ways to help your pre-teen make healthier food choices at school

17th August 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, School, life hacks, making healthy food choices, pre-teens, secondary school, teens

They are starting to find their way in life and you have to give them some freedoms but here are five ways to help your pre-teen make healthier food choices at secondary school. Stop going on about healthy foods and unhealthy foods. Your child is entering a time of rebellion and there’s a big danger

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Top ten tips for busting that baby bulge

27th July 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Pregnancy and fertility, baby bulge, healthy eating, losing weight

Just because celebs ping back into shape 2 weeks after giving birth doesn’t mean it’s healthy. That said of course you want to get back to feeling more like “you.” So what can you do to lose your baby weight healthily? Here are my top ten tips for busting that baby bulge One OK so there

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