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Wholesome Child Philosophy

Developing positive nutrition habits is a family journey

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"A journey, not a destination" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small changes, achievable steps

Improving your family's nutrition does not require that you spend hours in the kitchen and increase your overall mental load. Simple swaps and small changes can have a big impact on your children's energy, mood, gut health and immune system straight away. The way you introduce solids to your baby can influence their long term taste preferences, and yet it is also never too late to begin to stretch a fussy toddler's repertoire. Wholesome Child is here to help you wherever you may be on your nutrition journey, and the Wholesome Child+ range of boosters can ensure your kids get the nutrients they need to thrive in the meantime. Our philosophy is back to basics, and fad-free. From eating as a family whenever possible to always serving veggies in their visible state to help desensitise children - Mandy's approach is practical, achievable and guilt-free. We're so glad you stopped by and look forward to making a positive contribution to your family's nutrition journey.

Getting started

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Leo Tzu Let us inspire you with where to begin by telling us more about your family and any food challenges.

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Training Tastebuds

From the Start

The early years of a child's life are the most crucial in setting up long-lasting eating patterns and behaviours. If we train our children's tastebuds to enjoy the natural flavours of food without processed flavours and added sweeteners, we can avoid many problems later on. This is why all our recipes contain natural whole foods and nothing else.

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In case you were wondering...

How do children's taste preferences develop?

From the very first taste of food in utero, we influence our child's relationship with food and their taste preferences. Research has shown that breastfeeding mothers with a large range of nutrients are more likely to have infants who are more accepting of a wide variety of foods. However it does not all hang on the shoulders of parents (so don't panic!) Nature also has a lot to do with taste preference, and some babies are simply born with more superior taste buds.

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How to deal with

Fussy Eating

If you're here because you're hoping to tempt your fussy eater to try new foods, you are not alone. Around 80% of parents struggle with increasing variety in their children's diets, and around half of all toddlers are classed as "fussy eaters". Feeding a fussy eater can be frustrating, but help is at hand. Continuing to provide children with only the meals you know they'll eat is not a solution. Explore our fussy eating tools and solutions - from an online course to fussy-friendly recipes and whole food boosters to ensure children get the nutrients they need no matter what they agree to eat today!

FUSSY EATING SOLUTIONS

Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are a fact of life - did you know, around 4-8% of children under the age of 5 have some form of food allergy? But allergies shouldn't mean overly repetitive meals, snacks and nutrient deficiencies. With the right management, allergies don't need to get in the way of your child's childhood. The most common food allergies are to peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, dairy and wheat, which can often be concerning for parents as many foods contain some or all of these ingredients. Explore our allergy tools and solutions - from an online course to allergy friendly recipes, recipe swaps and more!

ALLERGY SOLUTIONS

Variety is the spice of life

Exposing children to a variety of foods and snacks is key to developing resilient eaters. Don't get stuck in a food rut!

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You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen

Quick, Wholesome recipes for the win

5 minutes, 4 ingredient meals and snacks? Yes, please! Minimal ingredients and still 100% healthy? You got it!

4 INGREDIENT RECIPES

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