Child Nutrition

Why I Feed My Baby Cake

Lorna Farrell | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lorna Farrell

Now let's get one thing straight, you have every right to not allow your children to eat anything containing sugar of any sort. You get to do your research and make the decision about what healthy eating looks like for your family and I promise I will never give your toddler a sneaky forbidden "treat" behind your back. But can we tone down the judgement a little (OK, a lot)?

How To Train Your Toddler's Tastebuds

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents

During toddlerhood, your child forms their food likes and dislikes. We look at how you can influence their food preferences from an early age, and how...

Infographic: 5 Tips On Feeding Your Toddler

Polly Rayne | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Hands up who’s spent umpteen hours trying to coax a toddler into eating just one more bite of spinach/a tiny taste of carrot/a touch of cauliflower?...

From Two To Three: Your Toddler’s Amazing Milestones

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents

From talking in longer sentences and running around with seemingly boundless energy, to making friends, your toddler continues to make incredible prog...

Healthy Eating: How To Set A Good Example

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents

Your toddler is growing and developing quickly at this age, including learning to feed themselves (with spoon and finger foods) and trying a variety o...

Why Your Toddler Needs Vitamin D

Polly Rayne | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Vitamin D supports the normal growth and development of your toddler’s bones. But how can you be sure your rapidly growing toddler is getting enough...

How To Help Your Toddler Discover New Foods

Polly Rayne | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Toddlers are becoming more self-aware and independent, and one of the more obvious ways in which they like to assert their will and choices is through...

Home-Cooked Food 'Worse For Your Child' Than Ready Meals

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

Shunning ready-made meals in favour of preparing homemade food for toddlers may not be the healthiest option, according to a new study. Researchers f...

Child Malnutrition

Ben Hanton | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents
Ben Hanton

It is not just money (or lack of) that is forcing children to eat in a way that is detrimental to their health. People make poor choices in general when it comes to food for their families. The modern diet, full of refined carbohydrates, hydrogenated vegetable oils and sugar, can in itself cause problems.

Child-Minding - Britain's Latest Weapon in Beating Obesity

Nigel Denby | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents
Nigel Denby

I went to meet a Child-Minding Association in Northamptonshire with over 8oo registered Child-Minders providing essential care for up to 24,000 children. They are also responsible for an innovative project to set standards of excellence in Food and Nutrition for Early Years Home Child-Care.

Are Your Children Drinking Enough?

Nigel Denby | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Parents
Nigel Denby

We all spend a lot of time worrying about what we feed young children, but do we know enough about how much or what they should be drinking? Water makes up about two-thirds of a healthy child's body weight: - slightly more than an adult's. As we know, most of the chemical reactions that happen in our cells need water. We also need water to carry nutrients around our body and get rid of waste. In short water is essential for our life.

Teaching Your Kids to Cook Could Be the Best Parenting Decision You Make

Rory Natkiel | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Natkiel

Crawling, walking, catching, running, riding a bike and learning to swim - all essential activities to learn for a child. But cooking? It might not sound like a core skill but an increasing amount of evidence points to the fact that learning to cook has numerous benefits for children.

A Child's First 1000 Days: Crucial to Development

Ivan Lewis | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ivan Lewis

Addressing stunting can break the cycle of poverty and have significant social and economic impacts on the development of nations. However, at the moment the scale of stunting means that more than one quarter of the world's children cannot reach their full potential.

Feed Your Child to Better Results

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

There is a widespread belief among experts that nutrition and diet influences cognitive function in a number of ways; nutrients such as certain types of fats and vitamins have a positive effect as do eating habits such as starting the day with a healthy breakfast, whilst excessive amounts of sugar can cause problems.

The Importance of Mobile Services for Women Entrepreneurs

Ken Banks | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Tech
Ken Banks

Women in the developing world are 21% less likely than men to own a mobile, leaving an estimated 300 million excluded from the social and economic opportunities that owning one might bring. Closing this "mobile gender gap" doesn't just make sense for women - it's also an opportunity believed to be worth a staggering $13 billion to network operators annually.

Investing for the Future With Home Grown School Feeding

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Child undernutrition is a critical barrier to economic development: impaired cognitive function leads to reduced educational performance and lower economic productivity.