Child Nutrition

Is Letting Your Baby Feed Themselves The Secret To A Happy, Healthier Eater?

Amy Brown | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

But what if there was a different way? What if babies didn't need a timetable and special foods and books seemingly complicating what parents have been doing for thousands of years? Well it's already here, having quietly crept into the baby feeding world around ten years ago and gathering speed and tens of thousands of followers ever since.

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)?

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.