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    Toddler constipation, what to do

    Did you know? 80% of your child’s antibody-producing cells are located in the gut. Good gut health isn’t just about relieving constipation and treating diarrhoea, but it is also about boosting your child’s immune system.Little tummies can face a range of troubles. Here are some tips that can help. Step 1: Learn the signs of constipation in toddlers Stool is harder than usual Less than two bowel movements in a

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    Probiotics and Essential Fatty Acids in Pregnancy

    Pregnancy Probiotics Falling pregnant is one of the most memorable moments in any woman’s life. This is often the first time we truly consider our health and especially our diet.  We are wired this way and it is for good reason. Our nutritional status before and during pregnancy largely influences the outcome of the pregnancy. If you are iron deficient when falling pregnant, it may affect the duration of your

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    NIDO Milk Vs Cow Milk

    NIDO Milk Milk is a very important part of our diets, even in adulthood. With children, the only difference is that they have smaller stomachs. They still need at least two cups of milk a day, so we need to make sure that the food we give them really counts. Often, the things our little ones eat and drink don’t contain any micronutrients or special ingredients. This is when a

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    Sugar: Fact or Fiction Quiz

    Q: All sugars are bad A: FICTION: Not all sugars are created equal and therefore not all sugars are bad. The main role of food is to provide energy and nutrients for growth and development. To fulfil the increased need for energy and specific nutrients during the growing years of your little one, as well as to move progressively towards a more diversified diet, starchy foods like cereals, vegetables and

  • Cost Benefit Of NIDO 3+

    Ever thought that buying another growing up milk is just too expensive? Maybe it is cheaper to just give your child fresh milk and add a few vitamins. After all we all want to give only the best to our children… It might be worth it to do a quick comparison of what it will actually cost you to provide Nido3+ vs fresh milk on a daily basis. Considering the

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    Brain Food For Kids – Tips for improving your child’s learning through diet

    Tips for improving your child’s learning through diet In his early years your child will go through periods of fast learning and development.  It is very important that you support him/her in their learning journey by providing the right nutrition that supports optimal brain function.  Good nutrition is one of the best ways you can improve your child’s attention span so that he can learn throughout the day. By giving

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    13 Healthy Snacks For Kids

      It’s so easy to stock up on junk food like crisps and biscuits to satisfy hungry little tummies. But did you know that you can make snack time really healthy too? Sticking to whole foods, limiting sugary treats and steering clear of processed food (when you can) are essential tips when it comes to creating healthy options for your kids. Here are some other ideas for healthy snacks for

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    Five Lunch Ideas For Kids To Get Them To Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables

      You know that it’s important for your kids to eat healthily, but most children are fussy about food and it can be a struggle to introduce nutritious options into their meals. Here are five lunch ideas for kids to make sure your they learn how to eat more nutritiously. 1. Make sure you eat healthy food too Your child will watch what you eat and learn from your example.

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    Healthy Dessert options for kids

    Three Healthy Dessert Recipes For Happy Kids Kids love sweets. The trouble is, their favourite treats are full of sugar, and studies have shown that too much sugar can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure and even worse, diabetes. That doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert though. Here are three healthy Dessert options that will tickle your kids’ taste buds and soothe their sweet cravings. 1. Summer Smoothies

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    Easy Recipes For Kids – Healthy Meals

    Easy Recipes For Kids – Healthy Meals What is a healthy meal?  How do you know your child is getting the right amount of nutrients everyday?  Let’s look at the recommended mix of nutritious food options you should be including in your child’s diet: 1. 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. 2. A third of a plate of starchy foods at each meal like; potatoes, pasta or rice

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    Nutrition For Kids- What does my child need?

    Three Major Macro-Nutrients For Healthy Kids Eating healthily is important for your child’s growth and development, but how do you create a balanced diet for healthy kids? You can start by understanding the three macro-nutrients your child needs – Nutrition for kids What You Need to Know About Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat Carbohydrates The major source of energy for your child is carbohydrates. These are used by every cell in

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    Gut Health Results In A Healthy Child

    Gut Health Means A Healthy Child Did you know that 80% of your child’s antibody-producing cells are located in the gut? That’s right. The gut isn’t just for processing food.  The gut is also home to trillions of microbes that help defend the body against diseases. That’s why your child’s gut health is incredibly important. Why Are Microbes And Bacteria Important? A child that is exposed to the right gut

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    Iron Supplements For Kids

    Why Is Iron Essential For Healthy Development in Children? Is your child getting enough iron? Iron is an essential nutrient for your child’s development. Iron supplements for kids can be offered with carefully chosen healthy foods for children, so that it can complete its job of moving oxygen from the lungs to every cell of the body to ensure the immune system works effectively. When your child doesn’t have enough

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    Prepare Hygienic Food For Your Kids

    Why is Food Hygiene Important? How do you clean your food? Are you storing it correctly? When you prepare a meal, do you use clean utensils? Food hygiene is such an important part of a healthy, happy family lifestyle. Disease can spread really easily, especially when the bacteria found in raw chicken and fish contaminate other food. Here are some tips on how to make sure you serve your children

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    Prebiotics Vs Probiotics Vs Antibiotics

    They sound the same, but when we compare Prebiotics Vs Probiotics Vs Antibiotics we see them playing different roles in helping parents raise happy, healthy kids. The key is microflora and the balance between good and bad bacteria in the digestive system. What You Need To Know About Good and Bad Gut Bacteria Did you know that not all bacteria is bad for you? In fact, the digestive tract contains

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    Constipation Remedies For Toddlers!

    Constipation Remedies for Toddlers -Little tummies can become constipated too, but what are the signs to look for? Here are some of the things you need to know to help you recognize, prevent and treat the pain and discomfort that toddlers and children experience when they’re constipated. Step 1: Learn The Signs Of Constipation In Kids Any combination of these symptoms could mean your child is constipated:  Stool is harder

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    Hiding Vegetables In Foods Kids Love

    It can be quite a chore to try and convince a fussy child to eat their vegetables. So here are five creative ways that you can hide vegetables in foods that kids love.

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    Preparing your Kids Healthy Meals

    Healthy food is essential for children’s bodies and minds to develop optimally. Read more for tips on healthy eating for kids.

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    Kids Party Food Ideas

    Birthdays are often occasions where healthy kids binge on junk food that makes them ill. Follow these food suggestions for a healthy kids’ party.

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    Milk health

    Milk is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods, filled with a unique blend of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.

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    What Goes into a Healthy Lunchbox?

    A healthy lunch helps keep children happy and alert throughout the afternoon. Read more about our healthy lunchbox ideas.

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    A-Z of Kids Health And Nutrition

    If you are one of those people who are clueless when it comes to knowing your vitamins and nutritional terms, then our A to Z terminology list will help you to wise up.

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    Healthy Desserts for kids

    We were all born with a love of sweet treats. Later on, our tastes progress, but gummy bears, sweets and chocolate are the snacks of choice for many children.

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    Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids

    Many children eat more in snacks during the day than they do at mealtimes, so it is important to make sure that there are some healthy snacks around.

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    Feeding A Picky Eater

    Bulking up meals: Add shredded chicken, minced or deboned fish (can be pilchards) to the actual pap or gravy. This at least ensures that the little bit that the child has, is energy dense and rich in high quality protein.

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    A Balanced Diet For Kids

    “cake” or “pizza” – are these your children’s favourite foods as well? Lots of children like fast food and sweet things.

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    Healthy Junk Food For When Hunger Strikes Fast

    So, your child loves fast food? Most kids and teenagers do. Accept that your kids will like these foods – banning them will only increase the appeal of chips and the like.

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    Toddler Refuses To Eat

    Children between the ages of two and six often reject foods that they do not recognise. This refusal to try new things probably stems from what our ancestors learnt from birth.

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    Healthy Snacks For Kids

    Learning doesn’t just make you smart, it also takes energy. That’s why it’s so important to have a mid-morning snack at school two or three hours after breakfast.

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    The Importance Of Vitamin D For Kids

    Vitamin D deficiency can impact on everything from bone strength to psychological condition. Learn the benefits of Vitamin D for your children’s health.