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It is now a well-known fact that the nutrition of expecting mothers plays an important role in the health of both mother and baby. A healthy diet during pregnancy is an important determining factor of birth weight. Good nutrition during pregnancy is also known to protect babies from developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life.
Optimal nutrition is essential for the normal development of babies, toddlers as well as older children. Feeding these younger customers a balanced diet can however be a very challenging task as food allergies and intolerances, food aversions and picky eating behaviour often cause much anxiety and distress to parents and caregivers. In addition, conditions such as diabetes mellitus, childhood obesity, growth faltering and ADHD may complicate this task even more.
The expertise of a dietitian thus becomes crucial to evaluate the current food intake and to make the necessary adjustments and recommendations to facilitate optimal growth and development.
At the practice of Alta Kloppers & Associates, we acknowledge that maternal nutrition is vital for both mother and baby. We strive to educate and empower moms and caregivers, to enable them to feed their infants, toddlers and young children an optimal diet, based on sound scientific and evidence-based principles.