Nutrition needs for kids

Nutrition needs for kids

Between the ages of five and twelve, children have an increasing amount of freedom over food choice and often eat outside the home. Peer pressure and advertising also start to play their part in your children’s food preferences. In this episode a nutritionist is giving some guidelines to follow for … Read more

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Why Parents Need to Limit Chocolate Consumption in Children

Chocolates are one of the most popular gifts given during holiday seasons such as, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines. Although they make a great gift, chocolate should only be consumed in moderation. There are some benefits to certain chocolates, such as dark chocolates, but chocolate in general can have ill … Read more

TV junk food ads boost kids appetites

TV junk-food ads boost kids’ appetites

Television ads for junk food often tend to make children hunger for those treats, especially if they watch a lot of television, according to a study. The findings, published in Americal journal Pediatrics, come amid growing calls to ban junk food advertisements aimed at children in order to combat obesity. … Read more

Enhance your child’s interest in eating

To enhance your child’s interest in eating, consider these nine strategies:

1. Involve children in meal preparation: The sooner kids take an active role in helping to make meals, the more they begin to accept new foods and the less picky they are. Kids as young as two to three can be involved by scrubbing potatoes, tearing lettuce for a salad, arranging vegetables on a platter, shaping cookies or stirring the pancake batter.

Ten ways to ensure Healthy Eating Lifestyle in Children

Even more central to our health and well being than what we eat, are our attitudes and beliefs about food and eating, or how we feel about what we eat. Eating disorders are, relatively speaking, rare. The misguided attitudes about food and weight management that lead to eating dysfunction however, … Read more