Health & Nutrition


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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Tips for Parents: Transitioning from Breastmilk to Formula Milk

25 September 2018

Breastmilk is universally acknowledged as the best form of nutrition for infants and its benefits extend beyond satiating hunger. However, due to a multitude of reasons, some parents choose to stop breastfeeding and transit their children to formula milk. If you have been breastfeeding and intend to switch to formula milk for your babies, there […]

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Guide to Choosing Formula Milk for Your Children

18 September 2018

With so many different brands of formula milk available in Singapore, it can be difficult to choose a suitable brand for your child. How should parents decide which brand or type of formula milk for their children? Read on to find out more!   According to the standards set by the Sale of Infant Foods […]

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5 Ways Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding Mums on Their Journey

11 September 2018

Breastfeeding mums face huge challenges – from latching issues, engorgement, breastfeeding illnesses such as mastitis and difficulties expressing milk comfortably at work. Breastmilk has been shown to be beneficial to babies’ development and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends to breastfeed exclusively for at least the first six months of a child’s life.   A […]

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