When it comes to constipation in children, it is not how often they go that is important, read on to find out what is.
(Date published: 18/06/2012)
How do we make sure our kids are getting enough of the important 5 food groups daily? Make snack time worth it. Read on for some great after school snack info and ideas.
(Date published: 2/04/2012)
More and more children are becoming body conscious at a much earlier age, which can lead to the development of long term eating disorders.
(Date published: 10/01/2011)
It is important to encourage kids in the kitchen. This can help ensure that they will grow up as capable adults understanding the importance of nutrition and knowing how to prepare quick healthy meals.
(Date published: 13/12/2010)
Bariatric surgery or lap-banding is now a fairly common procedure undertaken by obese adults. Whether or not this surgery is a good idea for children and adolescents is a topic of much interest, and one with very little evidence to support it. Should we condone such surgery in our Australian children, or should parents and the health system be looking at other alternatives?
(Date published: 29/03/2010)
Over the last couple of generations activity levels among our young people have been declining leading to increases in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis to name just a few.
(Date published: 3/02/2005 3:46:00 PM)
It seems that everyone is talking about Australia's overweight children. Where did this epidemic come from and what can parents do about it?
(Date published: 27/08/2004)
Childhood obesity is a growing problem. This article looks at ways to get children to eat healthier foods and make lifestyle changes which will help to reduce the obesity problem without dieting.
(Date published: 4/03/2003)
There are no good foods or bad foods, just poor eating habits.
Parents are concern about teaching children to eat properly, avoid “junk food” and not be obese. Obesity is a growing problem and now up to 20% of our Australian children is overweight. This is even higher in North America and we do seem to follow their trends.
Parents may think they are helping but may be leading to further problems.
(Date published: 4/12/2001)
Do you feel your toddler never eats a proper meal? Between the ages of 1 to 2 years, growth slows and requirements are relatively less. You may find that your toddler is tossing food on the floor, refusing food and not appearing to get a well balanced diet. Prior to this the 0 to 12 month old baby seemed to drinking and eating non-stop. Food requirements change and you may be worrying unduly.
(Date published: 22/03/2000)
A healthy school lunch can help your child do better at school. Here we look at ways to provide children with interesting and healthy lunches that will give them a boost in the middle of the day.
(Date published: 1/09/1999)