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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)