We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new section: Food24 Baby!
Food24 is proud to partner with two renowned experts in the field, Meg Faure and Kath Megaw, authors of the widely acclaimed Weaning Sense, to bring you the very best in baby nutrition and parenting resources. This exciting addition is dedicated to supporting South African parents who are passionate about providing the best possible nutrition for their precious little ones.
The online portal is dedicated to helping parents navigate the challenges and joys of weaning. From dietitian-approved recipes to informative articles, the Food24 Baby will guide users on their weaning journeys.
“Food24 has always been about providing South African families with convenient and delicious recipes and informative cooking tips,” says editor Lauren Goldman. “When I was weaning my baby earlier this year, I realised how imperative it is to introduce a love of food and healthy eating habits from a young age! Yet there is so much conflicting information out there, from when to introduce solids to how to do it. It was overwhelming. Then, I came across Weaning Sense. The advice made me feel more confident and my baby loved the recipes! It made me realise that all parents need access to this type of content, and our audience knows that Food24 is where they can find credible food-related news and information, so it made perfect sense to expand on our offering with trustworthy weaning advice and recipes too.”
To provide South African families with the most up-to-date, scientific and relevant content and recipes around weaning, Food24 is collaborating with Parent Sense. Parent Sense was founded by Meg Faure, an occupational therapist with more than 20 years’ clinical experience with parents and babies and co-author of the best-selling Baby Sense and Weaning Sense books. More than 90,000 users also get advice and guides on baby sleep, development, health and nutrition via the Parent Sense app.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Food24 on such a special project,” says Faure. “Weaning is a journey and parents can put so much pressure on themselves to do it ‘right’, but really there are so many ways to introduce solids. Kath and I wrote Weaning Sense to cut through the noise, to provide only the most important considerations so that parents can really make an informed decision. I am pleased that this partnership will allow us to reach more South African families, so that we can assist them on their weaning journeys.”
In addition to articles curated by the Parent Sense team and Food24, parents will also get access to nutritional, baby-friendly recipes from paediatric dietitian Kath Megaw.
“Providing children with the right nutrients presented in a baby-friendly way is one of my core goals,” says Megaw. “So I’m delighted to be on this journey with Meg and Food24. I have 25 years of experience – running a busy paediatric practice – and I believe babies will find these recipes delicious and enjoyable, while parents can rest easy knowing their babies are getting all the nutrients they need!”
The Food24 team will also be hosting monthly Instagram Live interviews with Kath and Meg to delve into specific pain points parents experience when introducing solids, from concerns around choking to tips for parents of picky eaters.
South African parents can also join the Food24 Baby community on Facebook to share their own experiences and recipes and to connect with parents who are navigating the same challenges.
Visit Food24.com/baby for access to up-to-date and reliable resources for your baby’s nutritional journey.