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Малыш плохо ест: что мы делаем не так?

Малыш плохо ест: что мы делаем не так?

Опытные врачи спрашивают мам, встревоженных нежеланием малыша есть: «Вы когда-нибудь видели, чтобы ребенок при наличии еды и любящих родителей умер бы от голода?». Мамы таких случаев не припоминают и немного расслабляются...

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Первый прикорм без ошибок

Первый прикорм без ошибок

Один из самых ответственных моментов в жизни малыша – введение прикорма. По мере роста крохи потребности его организма изменяются, и для дальнейшего правильного роста и развития ему необходимо большое количество питательных веществ, поступление которых только с материнским молоком или детской молочной смесью становится недостаточным...

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Salty snacks may speed up aging in overweight teens

Salty snacks may speed up aging in overweight teens

Eating snacks high in salt may speed up cell aging in overweight teenagers, Counsel and Heal reported.

In a new study, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia sought to analyze the relationship between high sodium intake and telomere length.  Telomeres are the protective caps covering the ends of chromosomes, and they naturally shorten over time as people age.  However, harmful lifestyle habits – such as smoking and lack of exercise – can expedite the shortening of telomeres, ultimately speeding up the aging process.

The researchers recruited 766 people between the ages of 14 and...

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Kids eating more fruits, veggies under healthier school lunch guidelines

Kids eating more fruits, veggies under healthier school lunch guidelines

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) updated school lunch guidelines have increased fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income students, Medical News Today reported.

In 2012, the USDA recommended schools improve the nutritional quality of their lunches, including adding more whole grains, offering fruits and vegetables and only fat-free or low-fat milk, reducing saturated fat, trans fat and sodium and monitoring portion sizes for calorie control.

A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, analyzed the food waste of 1,030 students from four low-income scho...

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New Report Shows Almost All Kids’ Meals Fail to Meet Nutritional Standards

New Report Shows Almost All Kids’ Meals Fail to Meet Nutritional Standards

The new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest on kids’ meals shocked me. First, I was surprised to learn that of the 3,498 meal combinations in restaurant chains evaluated by the authors of the report, 97 percent do not meet nutrition standards for children’s meals.

Then, I was a bit ashamed to be reminded that I’m also one of these parents feeding their kids these unhealthy meals...

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Breakfast cereal tied to lower BMI for kids

Breakfast cereal tied to lower BMI for kids

Regularly eating cereal for breakfast is tied to healthy weight for kids, according to a new study that endorses making breakfast cereal accessible to low-income kids to help fight childhood obesity.

One in every four American children lives in a food insecure household where breakfast isn’t a sure thing, lead author Dr. Lana Frantzen told Reuters Health.

«(Cereal) is an excellent breakfast choice, it’s simple, and gets those essential nutrients that children need, especially low income minority children,» who tend to be hit hardest by childhood obesity and related health problems, said F...

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Flavoured milk aids nutrition benefits

Flavoured milk aids nutrition benefits

Flavoured milk in a glass or cup is a good way of maximising the nutrition benefits of milk.

An Australian study has found that children who drink flavoured milk are nearly twice as likely to meet their daily calcium targets as exclusively plain milk drinkers, and that children who drink from a cup or a glass consumed twice as much milk as those who only have it with cereal or other foods.

The study, published recently by dietitians in the international peer-reviewed publicationNutrition Research, found that 31% of Australian children do not drink milk and only consume it via other foods, such...

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Babies shouldn’t get solid foods until 6 months old

Babies shouldn’t get solid foods until 6 months old

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found many mothers are feeding babies solid foods earlier than the recommended age of six months, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends solid foods are introduced to infants no earlier than six months of age.

“Solid foods were being started before 4 months in about half of those kids,” said Dr. Deb Lonzer, a pediatrician from the Cleveland Clinic, who did not participate in the study. “And in about 10 percent of them, it was actually being started in the first four weeks of life...

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Telling kids about own drug use not wise

Telling kids about own drug use not wise

Parents know that one day they will have to talk to their children about drug use. The hardest part is to decide whether or not talking about one’s own drug use will be useful in communicating an antidrug message.

Recent research, published in the journalHuman Communication Research, found that children whose parents did not disclose drug use, but delivered a strong antidrug message, were more likely to exhibit antidrug attitudes.

How the study was done

Jennifer A. Kam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ashley V...

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Seven tips for helping kids eat healthy

Seven tips for helping kids eat healthy

1. Stop buying junk food.

We generally don’t eat any junk food, so we don’t buy any. This means no cookies, chocolate, crisps or fizzy drinks. Occasionally, we’ll buy arrowroot biscuits. About once every fortnight I’ll bake some cookies, muffins or cakes. This means that when my toddler is hungry between meals, she gets fruit, veggies, nuts, dried fruit, yoghurt, cheese, crackers or a glass of milk.

2. Keep offering healthy food choices.

I have persisted in offering healthy food choices during all meals and snacks. My toddler is now eating food she has disliked or refused in the past...

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