Tag Archives: childhood nutrition

Family Dining Encourages Healthy Eating

Our eating habits are established in childhood and remain with us for life.  Dining as a family plays an important role in the development of these habits.  Children model and mimic adult behaviours, ranging from how we use our cutlery, not speaking with our mouths full and observing what and how much we eat. Studies […]

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Controlling Your Childrens’ Eating Habits May Lead to Poor Nutrition

Some parents enforce strict rules when it comes to eating, such as not allowing their children to leave the dinner table unless their plate is clean or restricting certain types of foods. Parents want their children to develop good eating habits, and as a result, rules like these are implemented. Most parents don’t know they […]

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Breakfast and Your Child’s Brain Development

It is of no surprise that childhood eating habits have an impact on their brain development.   Recent studies have shown that eating breakfast has an immediate and positive effect on cognitive function in children. A recent Japanese study (PLoS One. 2010) delved a little deeper to see if certain types of breakfasts had different […]

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Probiotics as a Treatment for Constipation in Kids

In adults, probiotics are frequently used to succesfully manage many gastro intestinal issues, including constipation. A recent pilot study (Nutrition Journal, Feb 2011) tested the effects of probiotics for the treatment of constipation in children. A group of children ranging from the ages of 3-16 were used in the study. The study’s results were very […]

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Link Between Mother’s & Child’s Weight

A recent article (Child Obesity, August 2011), has shown that women who carry a significant amount of extra body weight early in their pregnancy are more likely to have children that are considerably overweight by the time the child is 4 years old. This study is one of a number that have now confirmed that […]

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Babies Can Learn To Enjoy New Flavours

Young babies are able to adapt to new flavours which may increase the likelihood of them having a more varied diet later in life. In a recent study (Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011), researchers found that young babies that are breastfed are able to adapt to different flavours in breast milk but only between the […]

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