vegetables

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 »

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 »

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 »

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

Growing greener kids
Growing greener kids (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

In kitchens throughout Australia, many parents are worrying about their children’s diet. Temptation lurks everywhere in an unhealthy mix of readily available junk food and energy drinks, pernicious advertising and the siren call of sedentary activities. What can parents do ... Read More »

Growing healthy students
Growing healthy students (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School gardens can have a positive effect on children’s health, as well as the environment, joint research from Australian Catholic University and the University of Texas has found. Researchers discovered that children who are involved with school gardens eat more ... Read More »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »

‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables
‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests. The researchers, led by Professor Marion Hetherington in ... Read More »

Gardening schemes teach healthy eating
Gardening schemes teach healthy eating (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits. That is the conclusion of a study by Dr Michael Duncan and colleagues from Coventry University who enrolled 46 nine- and ten-year-olds in a project to build a ... Read More »

Fruit and vegetable flashcard games
Fruit and vegetable flashcard games (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 0-5 years. Different activities are more appropriate for different ages. For example babies may enjoy simply looking and pointing at the cards, while toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy developing their skills playing the memory and sorting games. Duration of ... Read More »

 
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