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5 Reasons Why Babies and Toddlers Need Calcium

By: | 5 Comments | On: May 14, 2013 | Category : Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals

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Development and maintenance of strong bones – the skeleton contains 99% of the body’s calcium stores Growth and maintenance of healthy teeth and the protection of tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay. Ensuring healthy muscle and nerve function. A healthy heart – remember the heart is a muscle! Normal hormone release...
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Boosting Your Child’s Iron Intake

By: | 0 Comments | On: March 5, 2013 | Category : Foods, Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals

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If you have a baby and are starting solids, you might have heard the word “iron” being thrown around a lot. That’s because iron is essential for growing babies and toddlers. The problem is, that iron deficiency is most common between the ages 6-24 months. From around 6 months of...
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To Peel or Scrub?

By: | 2 Comments | On: November 2, 2012 | Category : Foods, Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals

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For some fruits and vegetables it is obvious.  Who eats a banana with the peel on or bites into an orange before peeling the rind?  For some it is less so.  It may be habit or rather a preference that you peel your carrots before you prepare them.  For other...
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Dietary Guidelines for Children & Adolescents in Australia

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2012 | Category : Foods, Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals

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Healthy eating can be simple.  It certainly shouldn’t be hard.  And One Handed Cooks is all about bringing it back to basics, so we’d thought we’d share with you the Dietary Guidelines for Children & Adolescents in Australia.  They apply to the general healthy population from birth to age 18. ...
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