A child’s diet can determine how they will eat as adults from birth

What your children eat, right from their first few hours of life, can actually determine the state of their health and the way they eat as adults.

As a specialist in children’s nutrition and a Mum myself, I know how difficult it can be to feed your family a healthy diet, especially when they refuse to eat what you put in front of them! That’s why I offer practical solutions to suit your child’s individual health needs and food preferences.

Family nutrition expertIndividual Nutrition Advice for Children

Your child’s diet and the balance of nutrients they get on a regular basis can have a dramatic effect not only on their growth and development, but also their behaviour and learning.

The advice you may receive from health visitors, your doctor or other health agencies may give you good general knowledge.  Yet your child is an individual, with unique and specific needs.  Optimum nutrition during childhood is more than just a case of eating your five a day… although that’s a pretty good place to start.

Children develop at a rapid pace and need a tailor-made specific nutritional programme to suit their individual health needs and their age. Whether your child is just a few days old or approaching 18, I am a specialist in nutrition for children’s health and will work with you to understand your child’s health and why they may be experiencing particular health symptoms, alongside practical advice to correct any problems.

Clinical Nutritional Research and Children’s Health

Research shows that nutritional therapy can help with the following common childhood conditions:

  • Eczema, asthma, hayfever
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Colic, constipation, diarrhoea or other digestive complaints such as IBS or coeliac disease
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Problems with weaning or fussy eaters
  • Constant colds, coughs or stomach upsets
  • Behavioural problems
  • Autism, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia or dyspraxia
  • Poor growth
  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Period problems

Advice on different life stages

Your child may not be suffering with a specific health condition but you may just want family nutrition advice to ensure you’re giving them all the nutrients they need for optimum health and development. With practical recommendations, plenty of food ideas and meal planners, my coaching packages are ideal.

Or perhaps you’re about to start weaning, your child is approaching puberty, going through a stressful period such as exams, or you’re worried about a family history of allergies.  Nutrition coaching can help to ensure your child is getting the right balance of nutrients to address their individual needs.

For more information about nutritional therapy and how it can help your family, or to book your consultations, please call my clinic on 01603 631900 or you can email me info@catherinejeans.com. Or you can leave me a message through my contact page.

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