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A Balanced Diet
A Balanced Diet
Guidelines for eating a healthy, well-balanced diet to best meet the nutritional needs of each family member....
Aeroplane and Hotel Food
Aeroplane and Hotel Food
Ideas for eating on planes and at hotels with kids -- includes tips on planning ahead to accommodate special dietary needs and saving money....
Bottled Water Vs Tap
Bottled Water Vs Tap
The many options for drinking water today can be confusing, but when you get right down to it the debate about tap water and bottled water really rests on personal…...
Children With Nut Allergies
Children With Nut Allergies
Does your child have a nut allergy? Discover why it’s important to be clued up and aware of what to do if an allergic reaction occurs....
Compulsive Eating
Compulsive Eating
A look at compulsive eating - it's symptoms, causes, and possible solutions....
Does My Teen Have an Eating Disorder
Does My Teen Have an Eating Disorder
Eating disorders have become fairly common in today’s teens. This article offers basic advice on the warning signs of eating disorders and finding help for eating…...
E Numbers to Avoid
E Numbers to Avoid
Health specialists around the world are becoming increasingly convinced that the additives in processed foods are firmly linked to the dramatic rise in children's…...
Eating Out With Kids
Eating Out With Kids
Older children present unique obstacles for a family interested in eating out. This article sets out simple guidelines to make your next restaurant experience one to…...
Egg Free Diets and Kids
Egg Free Diets and Kids
Advice for parents trying to avoid eggs in their children's diets. Contains some of the many hidden sources of eggs as well as some common terms to look for on…...
Encouraging a Healthy Attitude
Encouraging a Healthy Attitude
Teenagers are faced with a variety of decisions every day, and not all of them lead to a healthy lifestyle. Discuss healthy attitudes and activities with your teen to…...
Encouraging New Foods
Encouraging New Foods
Tips and advice on encouraging children to try new foods. How to encourage children to be healthy and adventurous eaters....
Food Allergies
Food Allergies
Food allergies are common in young children, but this does not mean that they are comfortable. This article describes common symptoms of food allergies as well as the…...
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Children may be advised to follow a gluten free diet for a variety of reasons. This article describes common conditions that call for a gluten free diet, offers easy…...
Guide to Minerals
Guide to Minerals
An overview of minerals and their role in the body. Includes information about macro minerals as well as trace minerals....
Guide to Vitamins
Guide to Vitamins
To keep your children in optimum health, ensuring that they meet their daily vitamin needs is necessary. This vitamin guide will help familiarise you with common…...
Healthy Food on The Run
Healthy Food on The Run
Tips for eating healthy on the go, whether while running errands, on a road trip, at fast food establishments, or in restaurants....
Healthy Lunchboxes
Healthy Lunchboxes
Lunchboxes can easily become a convenience food wasteland if proper nutritional guidelines are not followed. This article discusses what to include in your child's…...
Healthy Snacks
Healthy Snacks
Ideas for healthy snacking for kids of all ages. Includes tips on reading labels and avoiding traditional, but unhealthy, kid-favored snacks....
Hiding Vegetables in Favourite Foods
Hiding Vegetables in Favourite Foods
A child who refuses to eat vegetables can become the bane of any parent's existence. This article provides tips on disguising vegetables so that even the most picky…...
How Much Should Teens Eat?
How Much Should Teens Eat?
A look at the components of a healthy teenage diet -- from quantity of food to choosing quality foods....
Hyperactivity and Diet
Hyperactivity and Diet
An examination of the role of diet in hyperactivity. A look at the Feingold Method, sugar consumption, and nutritional deficiencies....
Is Salt Necessary?
Is Salt Necessary?
Before you sprinkle your plate with salt, find out the facts. Do we really need salt, how much should children have and what are the health risks of salt?...
Kids and Vegetarianism
Kids and Vegetarianism
Advice for parents considering a vegetarian diet for their children. Offers dietary advice as well as reasons supporting the superiority of a plant based diet....
Lactose Free Diet
Lactose Free Diet
Lactose intolerance is a fairly common and totally manageable condition. This article answers frequently asked questions about lactose intolerance and discusses living…...
Making Nutritious Smoothies
Making Nutritious Smoothies
Recipes for a variety of healthful smoothies -- perfect for a quick breakfast or an anytime snack....
Managing Diabetes
Managing Diabetes
Children diagnosed with diabetes are often confused and frightened by this condition. This article describes what diabetes is, and offers advice on managing diabetes…...
Packing Great Picnics
Packing Great Picnics
Everyone loves a good picnic! Discover some great ideas on how to pack a great picnic, from savoury delights to sweet nibbles....
School Meals
School Meals
School meals throughout the UK are in a state of transition. This article outlines what is being done in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help ensure…...
Sugar vs Food Sweeteners
Sugar vs Food Sweeteners
Article looking at which is best and safest for your child - sugar or food sweeteners?...
Table Manners
Table Manners
Table manners are an extremely important part of dining, and children should come into contact with them from the time they are old enough to sit at the table. This…...
Teaching Children How to Cook
Teaching Children How to Cook
One of the greatest things we can teach our children is how to cook. A variety of lessons can be learned in the kitchen, and under your supervision is the best place…...
Teens and Dieting
Teens and Dieting
Tips on maintaining a healthy weight for teenagers. Includes cautions about unhealthy diets and encourages physical activity....
Understanding Food Labels
Understanding Food Labels
A look at food labels, including a breakdown of the various components listed. Includes ideas using food labels to make healthy dietary choices....
What is Five a Day?
What is Five a Day?
Eating five fruits and vegetables a day is one of the best ways to maintain optimal health. This article discusses ways of incorporating five fruits and vegetables a…...
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