Breastfeeding

All About Breastfeeding

An overview of breastfeeding — the advantages as well as the challenges. Covers both physical and emotional considerations for both mother and baby.

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 your child’s school lunch has dumped the junk. Tips on packing your child a healthy lunch are also included.

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 in day to day life.

Bottle feeding

All About Bottle Feeding

A look at bottle feeding, its advantages and disadvantages, including a comparison of the quality of breast milk and commercially prepared infant formula.

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 lunchbox for optimal health, and how to beat lunchbox boredom.

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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 for kids to learn many types of cooking skills.

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Hyperactivity and Diet

An examination of the role of diet in hyperactivity. A look at the Feingold Method, sugar consumption, and nutritional deficiencies.

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 remember.

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.

Teens and Dieting

Tips on maintaining a healthy weight for teenagers. Includes cautions about unhealthy diets and encourages physical activity.

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.

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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.

How Much Should Teens Eat?

A look at the components of a healthy teenage diet — from quantity of food to choosing quality foods.

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Compulsive Eating

A look at compulsive eating – it’s symptoms, causes, and possible solutions.

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Ensuring Good Toddler Nutrition

Ideas for teaching your toddler to develop healthy eating habits. Includes tips on appropriate portion sizes as well as ways to help your kids be happy eaters.

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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 vitamins needed for children and teens before you discuss them with your GP.

Make a Five a Day Chart

An introduction of the concept of 5 A Day along with a chart to help track your child’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Fruit & veggie suggestions are included.

Feeding baby

Weaning and First Foods

Advice on feeding babies after the first six months of life. Includes tips on first foods, watching for food allergies, and transitioning from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk.

Salt

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 Cookery

Get children interested in food by helping them to learn to cook. It’s good fun, informative and they’ll love eating what they’ve created!

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Baby Puree Ideas

Ideas on preparing homemade baby food, includes tips on preparation and storage of vegetables, fruits, meats, grains, and legumes.

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 eater will feast on a few.

Create a Healthy Shopping List

A healthy shopping list is the basis of a healthy diet and lifestyle. This article reviews hints for creating your shopping list, and avoiding temptation in the supermarket.

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All About PKU

PKU is a genetic condition in which the body can not synthesise protein and a build up of the amino acid phenylalanine results. This article explains the causes of PKU and discusses the treatments available for PKU today.

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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 preferences. This article examines the benefits of tap water and bottled water to help you decide.

A Balanced Diet

Guidelines for eating a healthy, well-balanced diet to best meet the nutritional needs of each family member.

Formula feeding

Formula Milk Pros and Cons

A look at the pros and cons of feeding an infant formula as the main source of nutrition. Covers convenience, cost, and the mother’s dietary considerations.

Healthy Snacks

Ideas for healthy snacking for kids of all ages. Includes tips on reading labels and avoiding traditional, but unhealthy, kid-favored snacks.

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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 disorders.

Milk

Introducing Cow’s Milk

Advice on switching babies from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk. Includes information on the appropriate age as well as how to make the transition.

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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 types of foods that often trigger allergies, and offers advice on diagnosing and treating food allergies.

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 day into your diet.

Guide to Minerals

An overview of minerals and their role in the body. Includes information about macro minerals as well as trace minerals.

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A Healthy Toddler Diet

An overview of a healthy toddler diet. Includes recommendations on serving a variety of whole foods and offers guidelines for snacking.

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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 alternatives to products with gluten, and provides inspiration for making gluten free meals and snacks.

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Picky Eaters

Up to two thirds of children engage in picky eating. This article discusses causes of picky eating, describes helpful hints for parents of picky eaters, and offers advice on when to worry if picky eating is affecting your child’s health.

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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 with a lactose free diet.

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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 allergies.

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance can cause all sorts of unpleasant symptoms, but why does it occur and how can you deal with it?

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 nutritional labels.

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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.