Nutrition

high temperature in children

High temperature in children

Children and fevers A high temperature or fever is actually the body’s way of fighting infections. By raising the body temperature to fever level, it make is harder for viruses or bacteria to live and spread. However, when your child is ill and has a fever, it can be a worrying time for a parent,

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toddlers and junk food

Steering your toddler away from junk food

Chances are, the majority of parents set out with the best intensions of only feeding their child the very best; ensuring they have their 5 a day without fail, organic if possible, without a chip or chicken nugget in sight. Then the reality of tiredness, lack of time and a fussy child set in and

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teaching children good etiquette

National food and drink guidelines

How will the National Food and Drink Guidelines affect my child in school or nursery? We are all hearing reports and statistics about how childhood obesity is spreading and the links between diet and behaviour may be impacting our children in school and no-one can forget Jamie Oliver’s school meals crusade! As a result, the

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teaching children good etiquette

Making kids eat their greens

If only they tasted nicer….. As I sit and write this, I’m scowling at a series of stubborn green stains on the wall. The splodges are a reminder of a fierce battle, not from an alien invasion, but from my youngest daughter, who up until very recently, absolutely refused to eat her greens. But now,

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bulimia

Signs of bulimia

What is bulimia? Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder.  It is characterised by regular binge eating, followed by desperate efforts to limit weight gain.  For the bulimic person eating becomes like a compulsion.  The desire to stop is often there, but the resilience and inner resolve of the sufferer is so low that they inevitably

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Food Milestones In Children

Weaning your baby?

Are you thinking about weaning your baby? Introducing your baby to solid foods can be a lot of fun for you both. NHS guidelines say that babies are usually ready to begin weaning at around six months old. Before then, only breast milk or infant formula is needed as their digestive systems are not yet

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