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Nutrition Issues

Eat It Up!

When I was little my parents and grandparents would lovingly cook something special and encourage me and my siblings to ‘eat it all up’ and ‘finish your plate.’ Even more encouragement was offered in the form of a pudding at the end! And I have to admit, now I’m a mum myself, I am just as guilty. I like to …Continue reading →

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Snack Switching Benefits

Youth obesity is a relatively hot topic all over the world. All too often, children are subjected to severe health complications simply because their parents refused to put their foot down. Although you can’t monitor what your child eats 24 hours a day, you can make sure that he or she is eating better while in the home. Why is …Continue reading →

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Good Sugar, Bad Sugar

It has been all over the news in recent weeks that sugar may be the biggest contributor to the obesity epidemic. No longer is fat seen to be the ‘bad cop’ it is sugar that can cause you to pile on the pounds. In the kids-health household we were wanting to educate ourselves about the sugars in our food so …Continue reading →

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Healthy Eating For Our Children

We have had some excellent guest posts on Kids-Health and here we have another! Written from a dad’s perspective, Ken Myers discusses healthy eating for kids. When I was growing up my parents made us finish everything on our plates and we were required to eat some of everything served. While I understand their motivation I question their technique. I …Continue reading →

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Healthy Diet – Healthy Eyes

Nowadays, vision problems such as blurry vision, squinting and loosing eyesight are very common among children. But since healthy vision and eyes are critical for the development of kids, it is very important that you take measures to keep your child safe from the risks of vision problems. Eye examinations should be conducted regularly in order to detect eye diseases …Continue reading →

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Is Your Child a Fussy Eater?

Is it a battle of wills at mealtimes, getting your kids to eat the foods you have lovingly prepared for them? Do they turn their noses up at the sight of anything vegetably or cheesy? There are all sorts of fussy eaters. Some children will only eat a very limited range of foods, others will refuse to eat foods that …Continue reading →

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The Shocking Truth About Fizzy Pop

There aren’t many kids around who will turn down the offer of a fizzy pop. A trip to the cinema often means a bumper-sized one to go with the popcorn, fast-food outlets give them away for free with kids’ meals and the supermarkets offer an astonishing array of neon coloured varieties to appeal to youngsters too – cherryade, pink lemonade, …Continue reading →

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