Iron is a very essential mineral that our bodies need to function very well because it helps the red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body. This has a very important role in the proper development of the brain and the central nervous system. Iron is important for children, starting from birth, however babies are born with a supply of that keeps them going up till … [Read more...] about Iron Rich Foods For Kids
"I don't want food" "I don't want green" "It's not yummy" "No carrots" "I don't like this one" I guess you are familiar with one or more of those phrases from your child. I think the most heartbreaking for me is getting "It's not yummy" after all the work in the kitchen to ensure that you make the best. Well, that is picky eaters for you and bet me, there is nothing 'unyummy' … [Read more...] about Top Tips to Manage Picky Eating
A worried mum asked what other drinks she could make for her son to take to school, as she's tired of giving him only 'caprisone' and 'bobo' everyday. My thought was "what happened to water?" and "must it be juice or drinks all the time?" I am not against giving children juice or sweetened drinks occassionaly, but putting them in a child's lunchbox everyday is not, in my … [Read more...] about Why Water is the Best Drink for your Child
Noodles is the 'go to' food in many Nigerian families and many busy mums resort to it as the fastest cooking (wrong perception i say...lots of recipes here for you) food to serve their children or put in their lunchbox. It can be so bad that children don't even know the name of any other food because their breakfast, lunch and dinner revolves around 'indomie'...the most … [Read more...] about Noodles for your Kids or Not?
November 14 of every year is globally recognised as 'World Diabetes Day' and it is aimed at creating awareness on the rising cases of diabetes around the world. I came to know most things about diabetes at a very young age because someone close to me suffered from it...my Mum, and i was involved in her daily life activities from childhood up till when i left home. I remember … [Read more...] about Diabetes in Nigeria and A Recipe
If the above typically resemble what your daily meal looks like, then the answer to that question “Does Nigerian food make you fat?” is a resounding YES. I and some other Nigerian food bloggers have teamed up to individually answer this question so as to learn and enlighten all of us that are reading this now. So, make sure you read their own perspective through their … [Read more...] about Does Nigerian Food Make You Fat?
A healthy and balanced diet is a very important one for all of us, but particularly for growing children especially in those baby and toddler years i.e. under 5 years. Children need to receive all the necessary nutrients for proper growth and development, therefore a healthy diet is key to achieving this. As tasking as it can be, especially with the introduction of solid food, … [Read more...] about The Food Groups to Feed Your Child Right
The 2016 World Breastfeeding Week started on August 1 with the theme "Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development." It shares with us why breastfeeding is very important for sustainable development and especially raised awareness on the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals adopted by world leaders in … [Read more...] about Benefits of Breastfeeding as a Key to Sustainable Development