Nutrition tips

How can I ensure my child is getting enough iron in their diet?

How can I ensure my child is getting enough iron in their diet?

Iron is an important nutrient, especially during childhood when a child is undergoing rapid periods of growth. Again, at HNK we often receive messages from parents who are worried about their child’s iron intake, especially due to meat rejection.
Should I give my kids junk food?

Should I give my kids junk food?

Junk food, or 'soul food' as we like to call it here at HNK, can bring up many emotions within us. Even just saying the words can feel uncomfortable for many, let alone deciding how our kids are exposed to foods of minimal nutritional value.
How much protein does my child actually need?

How much protein does my child actually need?

At HNK this is a question we often receive from worried parents of children (especially those refusing to eat meat). Firstly, it can be helpful to know it's common for us to see food refusal or chewing and spitting (including meat) during the toddler and early childhood years.
Introducing the top eight allergen foods to your baby

Introducing the top eight allergen foods to your baby

While it can feel scary and overwhelming, especially if you have a family history of food allergies, most babies will tolerate allergen foods. Pr...
How much sugar for babies and kids?

How much sugar for babies and kids?

SUGAR It is recommended that an adult consumes no more than 6 added teaspoons of sugar each day. It is recommended that a preschool aged child con...
How much salt for babies and kids?

How much salt for babies and kids?

SALT Salt is generally not recommended for babies and young children as their kidneys are not yet developed to handle excessive salt intake. The c...
Immunity boosting nutrition tips for kids

Immunity boosting nutrition tips for kids

NUTRIENTS ESSENTIAL FOR IMMUNITY   The following nutrients are considered essential for immunocompetence (a normal response to antigens). I’ve lis...
Simple Tips to Rebuild Toddler Gut Health After Antibiotics

Simple Tips to Rebuild Toddler Gut Health After Antibiotics

After sharing the mum-guilt I experienced after my little girl ended up with an undiagnosed infection for DAYS, which resulted in (very necessary)...
Milk for babies and toddlers

Milk for babies and toddlers

This article briefly covers the topic of milk for babies and toddlers, and is based on current dietary guidelines within Australia. Babies and tod...