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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are the healthiest foods for kids?

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  • Hanan Saleh specialises in infant & child nutrition. With additional qualifications from the Royal Hospital for Children in Melbourne Victoria. Hanan can help you with … View Profile

    Generally speaking “healthy” means The state of being free from illness or injury.

    Kids need to eat from the 5 foods on most days of the week to maintain an “ill free status”

    1. fruits 2 serves (1 serve = 10 grapes or 1 small banana)
    2. vegetables 3-5 serves (1 serve= 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 cup salad)
    3. breads and cereals up to 5 serves (1 serve = 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup cereal)
    4. low fat dairy 3-4 serves (1 serve= 100g low fat yoghurt or 150mL milk)
    5. meats/meat alternatives 1-2 serves (1 serve = 60-100g meat or chicken or fish)
    and a small amount of fats (margarine, oils) for cell function and repair

  • Dr Ryan Hislop

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    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Great answer Hanan. In our practice, we tell parents that if they're in doubt, you can't go wrong with “fresh and green”.

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