Articles by Kyla Smith

I'm a paediatric dietitian working primarily with kids who find mealtimes difficult, or are considered 'fussy eaters'. I've spent 10 years working on a government funded Mealtime Management Team and I've just branched out on my own. I love the specialty area of mealtime difficulties. My blog is based on key questions that parents ask about childhood nutrition, feeding kids and managing fussy or picky eating.


Chewsday Review- Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusk

Another baby rusk for this week’s Chewsday Review, although this time it’s a dissolvable rusk rather than a hard rusk. I’ve chosen Baby Mum-Mum First Rice Rusks in a vegetable flavour. It’s allergen free and a food that feeding therapists use regularly  to teach self-feeding skills.  🔶Ingredients:  🔹Japonica rice (67%), potato starch, pear juice, kale…

Chewsday Review- Only Organic Teething Rusks

Some awesome requests coming in for Chewsday Reviews. Today I’m back in the baby aisle to review Only Organic Teething Rusks. These are the particularly hard, long rusks (as opposed to the dissolvable options out there). I’ve had a few followers attempt to make homemade versions of these (often dairy or gluten free) with limited…

Chewsday Review- SPC tropical fruit cup

Today’s Chewsday Review follows on from last week’s jelly cup review. A few parents had asked whether these fruit cups might be a healthier option, whilst still being convenient. I’ve chosen SPC fruit salad in juice, and interestingly, they’ve already got 1/2 a star less than the jelly cups on the health star rating. Not…

Chewsday Review- SPC jelly fruit cups

Today’s Chewsday Review features a parent request for a typically Australian lunch box food- the jelly cup! There are plenty of options on the shelves these days, many proudly advertising no added sugar, and 4 stars on the health star rating. I’ve chosen to review SPC’s orange flavoured jelly with diced peaches. So, is this…

Chewsday Review- Rafferty’s Garden Organic Rice Cereal

It’s a first food that seems to divide opinions. Those dedicated to Baby-Led Weaning are vehemently opposed to it, health professionals tend to recommend it, and parents are just plain confused. So, let’s do a Chewsday Review on baby rice cereal! Today I’ve chosen Rafferty’s Garden Organic Baby Rice Cereal.  🔶Ingredients:  🔹Brown rice (99%), sunflower…

Best ever banana bread

Is there anything better than banana bread? This recipe is super delicious, incredibly cheap and freezes beautiful! It’s the perfect recipe to use up and bruised or battered fruit left at the end of the week (or any frozen ones lurking in the freezer!). It’s also a good ones to get your kiddies to help…

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