Mandy Sacher


Wholesome Child was created to provide informative and creative advice, support and inspiration to empower parents to make healthier food choices for their kids.


Wholesome Child founder, child nutrition expert and mother of two, Mandy Sacher, is a Paediatric Nutritionist and SOS Feeding Consultant. Her private practice focuses on prenatal and childhood nutrition, helping parents and mums-to-be feed their children healthy, nourishing foods right from the start.


Mandy’s philosophy is simple: train children’s taste-buds to enjoy nourishing, nutritionally beneficial foods early as possible to ensure optimal development and establishment of lifelong healthy eating behaviours.

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Articles by Mandy Sacher

Sticks and stones can break their bones…but words used about food and bodies can hurt too

Children learn about the world through the perspective of the caring adults around them. Educators warn children not to touch something, because it’s too hot. Parents tell children they are gorgeous, cheeky, silly or brave, and children quickly learn what is noticed about their behaviour, and what is ignored.

1 day ago

by Mandy Sacher

The protein puzzle – 7 ways to ensure each child gets the right amount of protein

Serving adequate protein can be challenging in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. As well as nut, dairy and egg allergies, cooks and chefs need to consider cultural preferences such as vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, and religious requirements which see children unable to eat certain proteins such as beef or pork.

36 days ago

by Mandy Sacher

Can children eat too much fruit? 

With the mercury rising it can be tempting to fill children up on refreshing fruit straight from the fridge. Knowing most children will happily eat their fruit, it’s an easy choice for a summertime snack. 

76 days ago

by Mandy Sacher

Should we be playing hide and seek with vegetables in children’s meals?

With only 1 in 16 Australian children eating the required servings of vegetables per day, boosting meal offerings in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings with veggies wherever possible is important to try and positively impact the health and wellbeing of children but is it ok to do this by hiding vegetables in sauces, muffins, cakes and other foods?

93 days ago

by Mandy Sacher

Allergy? Intolerance? What’s the difference, and how do you manage both in your ECEC setting?

With hospital admissions for children with severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) doubling over the past decade, and with one in ten children living with a food allergy or sensitivity, the “allergy issue” and how to manage it is something every early childhood education and care (ECEC) setting will have to face at one time or another.

119 days ago

by Mandy Sacher