The Heinz Infant feeding Advisory Service (HIFAS) has been part of Heinz in Australia for over 20 years. HIFAS is a nutrition education and information service to health professionals and parents.
A team of 9 nurses (advisers) make regular contact with child health centres, doctors, pediatricians, hospitals and other health groups to keep them up to date with infant nutrition issues and provide a range of booklets, teaching resources and samples.
HIFAS dietitians use the latest scientific research to write booklets and pamphlets on infant nutrition to be used by parents, as well as material for health professionals.
The aim of HIFAS is to give practical guidelines from breastfeeding to family food, so that healthy feeding habits established in babyhood will provide a good foundation on which a child can grow and develop to become a healthy adult.
Penelope Stone is an accredited practising dietitian (APD) with over 20 years experience and has an ongoing interest in the nutritional needs of infants and children. She has a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Science from Sydney University and is a member of numerous professional associations including the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and the Nutrition Society of Australia. Penelope has been a consultant dietitian with (HIFAS) for over 12 years.
Penelope is editor of HeinzSight.
Penelope has written numerous articles on nutrition and is the co-author of “Breast Bottle Bowl”, a popular book for parents which provides information on feeding infants and children in the preschool years. The follow up book “Beyond Jam Sandwiches”, covers food and nutrition in the primary years.
”As the mother of 2 children I’ve experienced first hand the joys and frustrations of getting young children to eat healthy foods and I know that putting theory into practice isn’t always easy!”