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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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  • “Baby Tastes” is an excellent resource on first foods for bubs up to 12 months, including nutritional advice, dietary guidelines, recipes and more. “Toddler Tastes” provides all the same info for bubs over 12 months, as well as providing info on play and development. These books have been my go to resource, and the only books I’ve ever needed as they have it all. More info on the books on their website http://www.babytastes.com.au/

  • ive just bought a new cook book from Australian Womens Weekly – Food for Fit and Healthy Kids that gives all this information in the font of the book. Also I found the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet for Kids very helpful too. Maybe google CSIRO diet and AWW too. These two books are my failsafes for feeding my 3.5 year old and eventually my 5 month old. Great information and great healthy recipes. Hope this helps :-)

  • Today I ate a rainbow! I generally follow the rainbow rule with my kids and they love it too!

  • So far everything I have read differs food wise, especially as there is the debate over whether cows milk is good for us or if we should have lots of meat or minimal meat. What a child needs differs by blood type gender age eg, I would trust your child to know what they want and how much, our body knows

  • i think this is a perfect question to ask google.

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