Articles by Eve Reed

Eve Reed is the director of FamilyFoodWorks and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 30 years experience working with children and parents and other health professionals, with an extensive background in child and adolescent nutrition, early childhood care, childbirth education and breastfeeding and counselling. She specialises in paediatric nutrition with a special interest in feeding behaviours, weight management and assessment of children’s/adolescent’s diets. Eve was a senior member of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for over 13 years, and in that time co-authored three books on children’s nutrition and health: Kids, Food, Health 1,2 & 3. Most recently, she released the ebook, "Do you have a Fussy Eater?: A Step by Step Parent's Manual for Peaceful Mealtimes". Eve is a mother and grandmother and is passionate about family nutrition and helping parents enjoy feeding their children.


The school food police

School and pre-school are back in full swing here and I have noticed a worrying trend on social media and from parents I speak to. Some teachers are taking it upon themselves to police the food that children bring to pre-school or school. There are several problems that I see with this. Many times the…

What’s interfering with feeding?

Recently, I was interviewed by Penny Johnston for a podcast on ABC Baby Talk. When answering Penny’s questions, I realised that most of the feeding questions that she, and many parents ask, can be approached from the Feeding Dynamics Model. This model is based on Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding. What is normal…

My top five tips for fussy eaters

Many children go through stages of eating a wider or narrower variety of foods. However if you are feeling stressed about your child’s eating, dreading mealtimes or sick of preparing the same few meals, keep reading. Structure is the key Children thrive on routine and that goes for food as well. Structured mealtimes are the…

The Power of Parents

You have more influence on what your children eat than you may think. For children under 12, both Mum and Dad are the most important role models for kids when it comes to eating and physical activity. Children would rather eat a meal with you than with anyone else. So, if you want your child…

Do you know a child with a food allergy?

  It’s most likely you do, as around 1 in 20 children have a food allergy. It’s 1 in 10 for babies and less for older children as many babies grow out of their food allergy by the time they go to school. What is an allergy? An allergy occurs when the immune system reacts…

Brain food

What we know about breakfast Parents are continually being told that children learn better at school when they have had breakfast. Even so, by late primary school nearly one quarter of children go to school without having had breakfast and this number increases as children get older. I am guessing that you have heard many reasons…

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