ReThink Fussy Eating

https://youtu.be/cx6Bsj5NMig During this 38-step course, a team of experts and I will share how to create happy mealtimes with my step-by-step guide through the latest research on fussy eating, so you can learn how to do the same too. Delivered through an integrated course, each step there will be a topic prompt for consideration accompanied … Read More

Fussy Eating

Make room for the mushrooms! February 25, 2020 Look, I know you want to avoid a meltdown at teatime. I know it’s easier to just stick a stack of cucumber battons on the side and get the job done. But don’t forget that one of the biggest principles of overcoming fussy eating is to keep … Read More

Fussy Eating Meal Prep

Fussy Eating Meal Prep

“LIMES!” she squealed as she thumbed lemon wedges over the top of our dinner. We hadn’t expected that as we walked back in the room last Friday. It was as if she’d done a Little Britain-style leap up onto the table! And to be honest, it was the perfect start to the meal – once … Read More

Fussy Eating Phases

Fussy Eating Phases

There she goes. My little warrior girl, sword in hand. Never looking back. We got rid of the stroller last weekend. I was a huge landmark for us. We’ve had a travel system/stroller in the boot of our car for the last 6.5 years. I can honestly say it’s a relief. Please don’t get me … Read More

How fussy eating is damaging our relationships

How fussy eating is damaging our relationships

Mealtimes are such a trap. I’ve been thinking a lot about fussy eating lately and the way I put my messages across to people about mealtimes. I am a huge believer in family mealtimes. Eating one meal together can really help you connect and communicate with an otherwise rowdy pack of petulant children. There is … Read More

Ciara – My Fussy Eater

Ciara – My Fussy Eater

Wowzers. So, I don’t want to be all girl crush about this, but I’ve been a fan of Ciara Attwell for a while now. Her moniker ‘My Fussy Eater’ tells you everything you need to know about her approach to food – she’s great at telling her audience what she does at her family table … Read More

Chilled meals with Fussy Eaters

Chilled meals with Fussy Eaters

My three children are 6, 4 & 3 and I can assure you that there is no shortage of drama at the dinner table, but with the right approach, we’ve found that it can be very short-lived. I have written and continue to write posts about happy vibes at tea time, but the biggest piece … Read More

Fussy Eater Evenings

Come along for a glass of bubbles and figure out what to do next with your fussy eaters! You’ve tried everything haven’t you?! Well, this evening will send you home inspired to take a whole new approach to mealtimes and leave you feeling calm and in control.Co-hosted by Alex and Sarah Almond-Bushell, award-winning dietician and … Read More

Fussy Eater to Foodie Workshop

Are you struggling with the worlds’ fussiest eater?Attend my FUSSY EATER TO FOODIE Workshop in the comfort of my home for my comprehensive step-by-step guide to fussy eating and how to handle it. You can end your unhappy mealtimes and embrace a new approach for the future.We will cover:Getting the mealtime routine rightWhat food to … Read More

Make room for the mushrooms!

Make room for the mushrooms!

Look, I know you want to avoid a meltdown at teatime. I know it’s easier to just stick a stack of cucumber battons on the side and get the job done. But don’t forget that one of the biggest principles of overcoming fussy eating is to keep exposing the fuss-meisters to their most hated foods. … Read More

Don’t survive Christmas, boss it!

Don’t survive Christmas, boss it!

It’s just about now that I start to feel the festive anxiety rise. I’ve never been particularly organised with gift purchasing and sending – I’m always the one in the Post Office queue sending things off to relatives far and wide on the 22nd December. And don’t get me started on the mess in the … Read More

Why I love to talk nonsense at mealtimes

Why I love to talk nonsense at mealtimes

Combatting fussy eating with harmonious routines at the dinner table Would you rather sweat cheese or vomit marbles? What’s your favourite dinosaur? Beach or forest? Wellies or Flip flops? What would you change about your school if you were in charge for the day? How do bananas grow? *** Mealtimes can often be the most … Read More

Good habits for feeding your brood

Good habits for feeding your brood

Every Monday night as we go to sleep, my husband leans over, gives me a kiss and whispers “Night. Love you. Bins in the morning”. Oh, be still my beating heart, you’re killing me with the romance. Luckily I get it, the bins are a big deal around here, I’m delighted it wasn’t me who … Read More

MasterPlan Building Page

The MasterPlan will set you in motion for 8-weeks of easy cooking, reduced waste and washing up. Sign up now to find out how you could revolutionise your weekly menu.

Confidence

Confidence

People who talk to me about fussy eating and weaning tend to cite confidence as a bit of an issue when it comes to parenting and decision making. My NCT Group always take the mick out of me for saying I’m not confident. As they experienced 7 years ago, I’m great with new people, happy … Read More

Every Night is Date Night

Every Night is Date Night

 I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m obsessed with laying the table…Well, firstly, I’m a crockery junky. I ruddy love a pretty serving bowl. So maybe that’s how this all started. But seriously, I lay the table the same way for each mealtime because it really works in a routine kind of way to … Read More

Facebook Group

If you haven’t already, join Alex’s Facebook Group – Feed the Brood. It’s filled with recipe ideas, fussy eating advice and meal planning help. Don’t delay, join now!

Meal Planning is Sexy

MEAL PLANNING IS SEXY! Fed up of Groundhog Day mealtimes? Need a bit more organisation around weeknight meals for the family? Meal Planning is one way to make Monday to Friday more manageable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s Saturday night, I’m a few glasses down and we have funky childfree London friends over for the weekend. “SH*T!”, I … Read More

Happy Mealtimes

When I started my business, I wanted to share my knowledge about weaning and meal planning, but the more conversations I had with mums about feeding their families and mealtimes, it became clear that fussy eating has a huge influence on family harmony! As a result, I started doing 1:1 consultations, a coffee morning support group … Read More

About

Nutrition graduate, primary school teacher and mother of three, founder Alex Thurman started Feed the Brood to help other parents figure out how to feed their families in these hectic, confusing and extraordinary modern times. Families come back to Feed the Brood for family-friendly recipes, the latest fussy eating research and weaning tips to help … Read More

Ten Ways to Inject New Recipes into the Family Repertoire

Ten Ways to Inject New Recipes into the Family Repertoire

Even the most exotic dish can become mundane if repeated every other Tuesday ad infinitum. But it’s easily done: kids have a reputation for enjoying the same old familiar favourites. Experience tells you that they’ll kick up a stink if you attempt something new, so it’s hardly surprising that you’ve fallen deep into a rut … Read More

Charlotte – SR Nutrition

Charlotte – SR Nutrition

This month, I asked the fabulous Charlotte Stirling-Reed to answer five questions so we could all get to know her a little better. It would be easy to hate such a gorgeous AND clever lady, but she’s so bloody lovely, it’s completely impossible! Specialising in maternal, infant and child nutrition, Charlotte is a freelance consultant … Read More

Laura – Power of Mum

Laura – Power of Mum

In a FIVE THINGS INTERVIEW, I send a list of questions, and our interviewee picks five questions to answer. Here are Laura’s responses! What’s your favourite recipe book? Delia Christmas – I love so many recipes in there – and just looking at the cover makes me feel tingly and excited about my favourite time … Read More

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Meal Planning

Let’s face it, cooking for children is difficult enough, but cooking for the whole family is especially challenging! Even if you’re a skilled cook (which I certainly am not!), it can be tough to find the time and the meal ideas to suit everyone and make the most efficient use of your time. Now, I’m a huge champion of … Read More

Baby-led Weaning

Your baby is approaching six months old and even though it feels like they were only born yesterday, you suddenly need to get your act together and prepare for weaning. Don’t panic – it’s extremely simple if you want it to be. Follow this guide by me – a mum of three under four – … Read More

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