Children’s Nutritionist – Starchy Carbohydrates

High glycemic-load (GL) foods such as starches and sugars should be kept to a minimum.  Starch foods include breads, rice, cereals, grains, potatoes and pasta.  Sugary foods include cakes, biscuits, pastries and desserts.  Your diet should contain some starches as a valuable source of energy; however intake of sugary foods should be minimized.  Having an excess of starches and sugars in your diet has been shown to promote obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases.

Your daily consumption of allowable high GL foods should be limited to one to two servings daily (each providing approximately 30g of carbohydrate).  If you are trying to loose weight limit the high GL serving to one a day. Serving sizes as follows:

High GL food servings

Wholegrain bread 2 slices
Crisp bread/wheat crackers 2 pieces
Beans or lentils, cooked 1/3 cup
Pasta, cooked ½ cup
Noodles, cooked ½ cup
Couscous, cooked ½ cup
White rice, cooked ½ cup
Brown rice, cooked ½ cup
Potato 1 medium
Potato, sweet ½ cup
High fibre breakfast cereal 1 cup*

Choose high fibre, low sugar cereals. Breakfast cereals vary widely in carbohydrate content per cup.  1 cup serving for lighter cereals (puffed and flaked grains), ½ cup serving for denser heavier cereals such as oats.

Some healthier options, which have a lower glycemic load than their more highly processed alternatives, are detailed below.

Breads Multigrain, wholemeal, rye, spelt, Essene bread
Cereals Wholegrain breakfast cereal, oats, bran
Pasta/noodles Wholegrain pasta, low carbohydrate pasta, spelt pasta
Rice/grains Brown rice, basmati rice, barley
Legumes Lentils, beans

Legumes also contain a proportion of protein and are excellent foods to incorporate into a vegetarian diet.

Note:  Gluten containing foods

Many grains and related foods contain gluten.  Check with your Practitioner if gluten containing foods are suitable for you.  Grains which contain gluten include: Wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt, triticale, semolina, bran, wheat germ, bulgur and malt.


Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

  • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
  • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
  • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
  • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
  • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
  • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
  • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
  • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
  • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
  • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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  • ✅Poor Immunity
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  • ✅ Constipation
  • ✅ Diarrhoea
  • ✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • ✅ Tummy Pain
  • ✅ Eczema
  • ✅ Asthma
  • ✅ Obesity
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  • ✅ Sleep Issues
  • ✅ Plus many more…

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