Health & Nutrition


Did You Know that Babies Can Have Free Immunisation in Singapore?

12 March 2019

Parents in Singapore are provided with a checklist of vaccinations for their child. At birth, newborns receive their first few shots to protect them.   Vaccines are made from the same viruses that cause disease. However, the viruses are in an altered state which encourage the immune system to produce antibodies to the particular disease […]

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Tips on Managing Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

5 March 2019

Singapore has one of the highest rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the world, affecting one in five births.   The condition is characterised by abnormal or elevated glucose readings which occur during pregnancy and is usually discovered through an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) taken between Week 24 and Week 28 of the […]

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Benefits of Cooking with Kids

15 February 2019

Cooking with kids has plenty of benefits for both parent and child. It is an essential self-care skill to possess, and an essential survival skill which would benefit him even as an adult. With the right equipment and guided opportunity to cook, your little one could very well grow up to become the next celebrity […]

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Parents Share: What Was Your Child’s First Food?

5 February 2019

Introducing solid food is an exciting milestone in a baby’s first year of development. It is recommended to start solids only when the baby shows signs of readiness and preferably after turning 6 months old.   There are two main weaning approaches – Traditional Weaning, where the baby is fed by the caregiver with a […]

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Hand, Food & Mouth Disease: Help Your Child Feel Better

22 January 2019

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a much dreaded viral disease that most commonly occurs in children below five years old and leaves them feeling immensely uncomfortable. It is contagious and easily spread by direct contact of bodily fluids. A child with HFMD may suffer from fever, sore throat, ulcers and a rash on […]

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Fun Books that Teach Toddlers Nutrition and Healthy Eating

28 December 2018

Nurturing healthy eating habits in young children starts at home.   Besides leading by example and offering nutritious homecooked meals where possible, there are several ways parents can encourage healthy eating habits and teach them the benefits of eating well.   Developed by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), My Healthy Plate presents the ideal servings […]

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Meal Ideas for Vegetarian Pregnant Mums

20 November 2018

Pregnant women need to ensure their diets include essential nutrients and avoid taking potentially harmful foods during pregnancy.   Vegetarians do not consume meat for a variety of reasons, and pregnant mums who are vegetarians may be concerned about obtaining sufficient nutrients in their diet. Can pregnant women maintain their vegetarian diets while supporting a […]

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Yummy and Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Ideas

13 November 2018

Pumpkin is a fruit which tastes great as in ingredient in cooked food. More than purely a Halloween decoration, it is chock-full of nutrients, rich in vitamins and minerals yet low in calories.   Beta-carotene, the compound that gives pumpkin its orange colour, is a powerful antioxidant. Ingested beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A. Vitamin […]

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Benefits of Nucleotides for Babies and Toddlers

9 November 2018

Formula companies and hospitals acknowledge that breast milk is the best form of nutrition for babies below six months old due to its superior nutritional value and antibodies which helps babies build up their immune system.   One particular component that human breast milk has is a high concentration of nucleotides. Nucleotides have been found […]

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Is It Okay for My Child to Eat What We Have When We Dine Out?

30 October 2018

Imagine this scenario: You didn’t prepare a home-cooked meal for your young child and it is nearing dinnertime. Is it really okay for him or her to have the same food as you when dining out? We explore deeper into the heart of this question.   Your children have extremely sensitive taste buds and no […]

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