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

Five fats you need to know about when feeding children

Rich, creamy foods satisfy us in a way that other foods just can’t. They may call to mind the comfort of our first foods in breast milk or formula, which supply 40-50 per cent of a baby’s energy as fat. Or perhaps it’s simply because foods containing fats have a better texture and taste – whatever the reason, these foods tend to be more flavourful and greatly contribute to our eating pleasure.

7 months

by Mandy Sacher

Repetitive eating: 8 ways to avoid this in your ECEC setting

Do you find yourself sitting down to the same meals week in, week out? Or maybe you’re just struggling for mealtime inspiration? It can be the same for chefs and cooks in your early childhood education and care (ECEC) service.

9 months

by Mandy Sacher

Reducing waste in ECEC settings by using Root to Stem cooking

Giving children access to a wide range of fruit and vegetables is one of the best ways to support their immune health, and start them off on a lifetime of healthy habits while boosting their immune systems - something which is so important as we head into the winter months.

11 months

by Mandy Sacher

COVID 19: Five ways to boost immunity in ECEC services using nutrient rich food

If boosting the immunity of children in your care is at the forefront of your mind right now, you’re not the only one! Now, more than ever, the power of a healthy, nutrient-dense diet has never been more important.

1 year

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 year

by Mandy Sacher

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