• How can exercise help my kids sleep better?
    • How can exercise help my kids sleep better?

      Posted on July 28, 2015

      Two of the chief concerns that parents often have about their children are that they aren’t getting enough exercise, and that they aren’t sleeping well. Sleep and exercise might be two activities that are poles apart, but they actually help each

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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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    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits
    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits

      Posted on July 19, 2012

      A recent study from Canada has shown that the number of hours spent watching TV between two years and four years old can have a detrimental effect on the size of a child’s waistline by the age of 10. The study, which was published in a BioMed Central journal, looked at the television habits of 1,314 children. One extra hour of TV viewing each week at age four could affect the muscle fitness of a child aged 10 and also increase the size of their waste by half a millimetre.

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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…)