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Can a Child Eat Too Healthily?
Can a Child Eat Too Healthily?
Children have different nutritional needs to adults, and cannot just eat a smaller version of an adult’s healthy diet....
Coeliac Disease in Children
Coeliac Disease in Children
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. Coeliac disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and it causes inflammation in the gut,…...
Food Group Proportions in a Balanced Diet
Food Group Proportions in a Balanced Diet
A balanced diet contains food from all five major food groups - meat, fish and other proteins; cereals, grains and other starchy foods; fruit and vegetables; dairy;…...
Food in Pregnancy: Effects on an Unborn Baby
Food in Pregnancy: Effects on an Unborn Baby
Eating well in pregnancy (and even before) is very important as it provides the nutrients and energy that the growing baby needs....
Fun Facts: How Many Calories Does a Child Burn?
Fun Facts: How Many Calories Does a Child Burn?
Children will put on weight if they take in more calories through food and drink than they burn though activity. Some children seem to be on the go all the time - how…...
Fun Facts: How Many Calories...?
Fun Facts: How Many Calories...?
The number of calories that a child needs changes as they grow and their activity levels change. While strict calorie counting is not necessarily healthy, it is a good…...
Healthy Food Quiz
Healthy Food Quiz
Think you know your healthy food? Test your knowledge here....
How Many Calories Does Your Child Need?
How Many Calories Does Your Child Need?
Children’s needs for calories change as they grow. Needs for calories can also change according to how active the child is, what size the child is, whether they are a…...
Is Organic Really Important?
Is Organic Really Important?
According to the BBC, organic sales are down by 11% as a result of the recession. So, is feeding children organic food really important, or is it just a luxury?...
Is Your Child Obese?
Is Your Child Obese?
Everyone is talking about child obesity, every day there are news reports about the obesity epidemic. A survey in the UK suggested that 25% boys and 33% of girls aged…...
Quiz: Picking Out the Healthy Choices
Quiz: Picking Out the Healthy Choices
How easy is it to pick out a healthy choice? Score one point for every correct answer....
The Myth of Superfoods
The Myth of Superfoods
So-called superfoods are foods that are supposed to have particular health-giving properties based on their high levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, such…...
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