nutrition

Country kids face food challenges
Country kids face food challenges (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in five children in regional and remote WA worry about getting enough food to eat according to a new study from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed more than 200 children from around the State to measure their food insecurity, ... Read More »

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients
Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers at King’s College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are recommended by the UK government. Children who ate ... Read More »

Country kids face veg challenges
Country kids face veg challenges (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Regional and remote kids face unique challenges when it comes to eating the recommended amount of vegetables, new research has found. An Edith Cowan University-led study has found that children in regional and remote Western Australia need a major boost of vegetables ... Read More »

A cure may be possible for peanut allergy
A cure may be possible for peanut allergy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A treatment for deadly peanut allergy undergoing clinical trials at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown long-lasting effects, more than four years after the original study. It provides the strongest evidence yet that a cure may be possible ... Read More »

Supersizing vegetables could be key to kids’ consumption
Supersizing vegetables could be key to kids’ consumption (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a first-of-its-kind randomised controlled trial, researchers from Deakin’s Centre for Advanced Sensory Science found that children ate more carrot when given them whole, as opposed to a serving of the diced vegetable. The study – recently published in the ... Read More »

Exercise and healthy diet interventions in pregnancy
Exercise and healthy diet interventions in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Globally – half of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese and women generally are gaining excess weight in pregnancy. This excess weight gain is putting women at greater risk of complications including having a preterm birth, caesarean ... Read More »

No fruit juice for children under 1 year
No fruit juice for children under 1 year (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations ... Read More »

Link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
Link between food allergies and childhood anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that ... Read More »

Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain
Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women pregnant with baby number two, or more, are at a greater risk of dangerous weight gain compared to first-timers, new research from Deakin University has found. Professor Helen Skouteris, from Deakin’s School of Psychology and the Centre for Social ... Read More »

Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants
Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Rapid weight gain in an infant’s first six months of life is a risk factor for child- and adulthood obesity, according to researchers. “Growth is a sign of nutritional intake and development, an insight into health,” says Jillian Trabulsi, associate ... Read More »

 
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