Foost Blog

Articles, ideas and guides from our resident dietitian, Kate.

why I don’t praise my children for eating

why I don’t praise my children for eating

The thing is….there is a BIG difference between getting a child to eat their veggies (but they spit them out if you are not there or overeat ‘treats’ when you turn your back) and helping children learn to like veggies so that learn to choose them and enjoy them for life.

it’s time to teach (not preach) food to our kids…

it’s time to teach (not preach) food to our kids…

Forget nutrition education for kids, or even adults for that matter, we need to go back to basics and teach food education first. I might sound like a mum and dietitian gone crazy (not teach nutrition!?) but let me explain... There is plenty of pressure on parents and...

rainy-day kids cooking ideas

rainy-day kids cooking ideas

The kids will be entertained, you will end up with something tasty to eat and you don’t even need to leave the house to grocery shop!

what’s in season winter

what’s in season winter

From apples to artichokes, Winter brings an abundance of colourful fruits and vegetables that can create delicious family meals.

eating on a budget

eating on a budget

Eating on $2 a day has given me some insights into feeding a family filling, nutritious and colourful foods on a budget. If you are interested, I’d like to share them with you.

easy meals

easy meals

We all have “I can’t be bothered cooking” nights. Well here are 7 meals that you can whip up in a flash!

1, 2, 3 breathe (tips for staying calm at mealtimes)

1, 2, 3 breathe (tips for staying calm at mealtimes)

When it comes to feeding children, one of the most powerful things you can do to help kids learn to eat a variety of food and to have a positive relationship with food is create a happy environment for them to eat in. But how do we do that?

waste not

waste not

We are all guilty of forgetting about those veggies at the bottom of the fridge or the fruit that got a bit squishy in the fruit bowl. You might not even think about tossing them in the bin, and rightly so if it’s smelly and mushy, but most of the time those sad looking fruits and veg can be saved!

teaching food: putting ourselves in little shoes

teaching food: putting ourselves in little shoes

Did you know that in order to make mealtimes more peaceful and enjoyable, to help your child try and eventually accept new foods, you need to step away from the table. Food education begins away from the table.

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