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“I am interested in asking fellow Mums if they know of a website or book that I can access that gives up to date, easy to read tips on food groups and how much of everything a child needs to be healthy (preferably a daily guide). I have a 3 ½ year old and a 20 month old and while I think I am feeding them well, limiting sugar and processed food where I can, I get frustrated by not knowing exactly how much of everything they need to meet their nutritional needs. I found a calcium chart on a government website and learned they need a cup of milk, a piece of cheese and some yoghurt each day which was great as it was simple and easy to follow. You can also pick up tips from different websites and other sources but it can all get confusing (especially when opinions from the sources differ) and I would love to know if there is one source I could refer to that other Mums would recommend as a starting point. Is there one source mums can go to for nutritional info?

Posted by Anon, 20/03/13

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  • I have a few cook books written by Jamie Oliver. He often adds notes about nutritional value of foods and how they’re cooked. I think he’s amazing

  • I have just bought Super food family classics by Jamie Oliver. It gasps amazing recipes for all the family plus heaps of info on nutrition

  • Your community health centre will have a dietitian you should be able to access for this information.

  • Your Gp or pediatrician might be able to help. My maternal and child care nurse was full of good info about child nutrition so it you still see her she might have the info you need.

  • There’s some really good advice here.

  • there are some good comments here

  • I think the child health experts will put you on the right track, children do need some fats and sugars etc in their diet as they are growing and need energy. The low fat and sugar free items are for my husband and I only.

  • Everyone is very helpful here

  • Some good advice there below.

  • the recommendations I have found were on the raising children website but you could also ask your local health nurse who should be able to advise

  • Did you end up finding a good website on nutrition for children?

  • The Raising Children Network is pretty good for all types of information but ask your local health nurse. Also, many doctors clinics have a nutrition specialist who could probably help.

  • What nutritional info did you find?

  • I hope you found some useful information about nutritions

  • Hope you found the info that you needed.

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