• Bootcamp-inc.co.uk fitness guru Catherine Jane Pennington talks kids and fitness
    • Bootcamp-inc.co.uk fitness guru Catherine Jane Pennington talks kids and fitness

      Posted on July 15, 2013

      These days, it’s so easy for kids to spend entire evenings on the couch while their parents run around preparing dinner and doing the washing. In many cases, there’s little to motivate children into doing anything constructive – least of all, to exercise and stay in shape. Getting any newbie to engage with exercise and […]

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    • Celebrity examples work wonders for Catherine Jane Pennington and her Total Bootcamp
    • Celebrity examples work wonders for Catherine Jane Pennington and her Total Bootcamp

      Posted on April 9, 2013

      While many parents accuse today’s celebrities of being poor role models, a few famous faces have been encouraging their young admirers to get into shape by taking part in fitness ‘bootcamps’. With the rate at which technology is currently integrating itself into the everyday lives of young people, it’s easy to see why many children […]

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    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children
    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children

      Posted on July 29, 2012

      According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and high blood pressure may already be present by 12 years of age.

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  • Kids’ packed lunches fail to meet food based standards

    Filed under: Diets — Posted by: Rachel on February 13, 2012

    According to a study conducted by Innovate Services Ltd, an operator for catering facilities in the education sector, only seven percent of the packed lunches in the study met (more…)

    The art of food photography to make everything look appetising

    Filed under: Diets — Posted by: Rachel on February 8, 2011

    We reported only yesterday that babies in the UK were being brought up on a diet of junk food, setting them up for a life of dependency on eating rubbish. However, how much of this is due to the very slick, polished marketing campaigns that many fast food establishments are able to run?

    We’ve all seen the adverts, the branding and the promotional merchandise, the food photography that makes the burgers and fries look mouth-watering, and the price points that make the meals seem almost irresistible, so can we (more…)

    How to plan a child’s diet on a budget

    Filed under: Diets — Posted by: Rachel on January 16, 2011

    There are many reasons why a child gains weight, usually a combination of eating the wrong types of food and not getting enough exercise. Some children are fussy eaters, refusing to eat a varied diet. When parents are busy running a home and working to support the family, time can be extremely short and the last thing you feel like after a day at work is peeling and chopping vegetables, which is where the local takeaway comes in handy. However, too many takeaway dinners and evenings sat in front of a computer or television can lead to weight gain.

    As many people are trying to economise, with job losses being rife, the cost (more…)

    Survey shows improving dental hygiene in children

    Filed under: Diets,News — Posted by: Rachel on November 11, 2010

    A survey has revealed that the proportion of children with bad teeth has dropped over recent years.

    The NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme, carried out by John Moores University, Liverpool, found that although the percentage of children with missing, filled or decayed teeth dropped from (more…)

    Healthy diets for kids

    Filed under: Diets — Posted by: Linda on July 28, 2010

    Once you have realised that your child needs to lose some weight, and obtained advice from your doctor or dietician, you may have to think about altering the eating habits of all the family members. Healthy diets for kids are not just a part time option, they are about adopting a healthy lifestyle which includes foods which are necessary for good health as well as the occasional treat.

    One of the most important aspects of a diet for a child is that (more…)