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Rainbow skewers: A healthy, fun and tasty party food option
Rainbow skewers: A healthy, fun and tasty party food option (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A challenge that many parents face when preparing party food for their children is finding the right balance between healthy, tasty and fun food options.  Rainbow skewers – made from different coloured fruit and/or vegetables – is an option that ... Read More »

Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children
Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children eat more food after watching unhealthy food advertising and don’t compensate by eating less at later meals, a world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers has found. On average, the daily food intake of children in the study ... Read More »

Healthy foods the ‘new normal’ in WA public schools
Healthy foods the ‘new normal’ in WA public schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The traffic light policy for canteens has made the food and drinks provided in WA public schools healthier and provided a good opportunity to teach children about healthy eating, the majority of stakeholders surveyed in new research led by Curtin ... Read More »

Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children
Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Emotional eating—eating when you feel sad or upset or in response to another negative mood—is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age ... Read More »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

Brains of teens with anorexia nervosa altered
Brains of teens with anorexia nervosa altered (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published last ... Read More »

Eating together is more fulfilling
Eating together is more fulfilling (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Making food the core of people’s daily routine need not breed a nation of fatties, says Professor Claude Fischler, a Visiting International Research Fellow at Flinders School of Health Sciences. Collective engagement at regular mealtimes not only encourages more attention ... Read More »

Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies
Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition expert at Kansas State University. Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb, said Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor ... Read More »

Lunches should be stored in fridge overnight during heatwaves
Lunches should be stored in fridge overnight during heatwaves (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents packing school lunches during the summer heat have been urged to prepare food and store it in the refrigerator overnight to help keep the meal cool for longer, according to a gastroenterologist from Western Sydney University. Dr Vincent Ho from ... Read More »

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating
Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Parents who use food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions. These children may be more likely to ‘emotionally eat’ later in childhood. These are the ... Read More »

 
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