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

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. 

a month 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?

2 months 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.

3 months ago

by Mandy Sacher

Wholesome Child’s top 7 strategies for successful ECEC meal times

At Wholesome Child we believe that shared meals between respected carers and children are the cornerstone of healthy eating. Studies show that eating regular meals with a trusted adult, such as an educator or family member can improve a child’s vocabulary, mood, academic success, and outlook on the future.

4 months ago

by Mandy Sacher