How to Lose Weight for Kids: Parents Are the Key
Even though it is partly due to the child’s body type, there is much that parents can do to help their children to manage their weight and the problems it causes. Continue reading “How to Lose Weight for Kids: Parents Are the Key”
Experts point to many reasons leading to a rise in childhood obesity, like environmental factors, lifestyle preferences and cultural environments. And though obesity is generally thought to be the result of too many calories and fat, researchers are now pointing to the high amount of sugar in soda and juices, larger portion sizes, and a decrease in physical activity as contributing factors to obesity. Continue reading “Obesity in Children”
The brain is the platform for the mind and therefore the platform for our mental health. While our understanding of how the brain works is less advanced than our understanding of the body’s other organs, much of the practical knowledge we do have of the brain has yet to be embraced and put to good use. This represents a spectrum of wasted opportunities to promote mental health and prevent mental ill-health in our society. Continue reading “Improving Mental health Through Nutrition”
- Serve meals at regular times so children know when to expect food.
- Make mealtimes fun.
Continue reading “Tips To Help Children Learn How To Eat”
- Encourage them to brush twice a day, in the morning before meal and at night before sleep.
- Reduce the frequency and the amount of contact that sugary foods and drinks have with teeth.
Continue reading “Tips for good dental health in children”
- Plan ahead before you shop.
- Plan meals and snacks for the week according to a budget
Continue reading “Eating for health, taste and budget”
During emergencies infants and young children are more likely to become ill and die from malnutrition and disease than older children or adults. Optimal feeding is often disrupted because of lack of basic resources such as shelter and water, and physical and mental stress on families. Breastfeeding may stop because mothers are traumatized, ill, or separated from their babies, and yet it is particularly valuable in emergency situations. Artificial feeding is more dangerous because of poor hygiene, lack of clean water, and unreliability of supplies. Continue reading “Why infant and young child feeding is exceptionally vulnerable in emergencies”
A varied and nutritious diet and good eating habits are essential for toddlers’ health, growth and development. Toddlers’ nutritional requirements differ quite markedly from those of older children and adults. Continue reading “Healthy Eating for Toddlers”
If you have been told that your breastfed infant has food allergies, you may be wondering what to do next. Will you be able to continue to breastfeed? You may be surprised to learn that in most cases, the answer is yes. Continue reading “Food Allergy In Babies”