Life stage - Children's health

Expert advice on food and nutrition for children, managing food allergies and fussy eaters.

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Bigger veg portions encourage kids to eat more...

Want to get your kids eating more vegetables? Try filling...

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Sugary drinks affect boys’ behaviour and maths scores

Sugary drinks may negatively affect behaviour and maths scores in...

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COVID spread at primary schools may be underestimated

Primary schools potentially contribute significantly to the spread of COVID-19,...

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Higher fruit and veg intake may help teen...

Secondary school kids who eat a lot of vegetables and...

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The known harms of Instagram for teen girls’...

Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that...

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50 easy ways to eat more fruit and...

Eat more vegetables and fruit. Yes, we know — we’ve...

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How to support a vegetarian child

So your child wants to become a vegetarian? Before you...

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Youth depression and anxiety doubles during pandemic

Depression and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents have doubled...

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Children missing out on mental health care

Researchers have uncovered what they call ‘an invisible crisis in...

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Better emotional regulation may protect kids against anorexia

Ongoing problems with emotional regulation skills in children aged three...

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Is it okay to give kids a nightly...

Dietitian Susie Burrell looks at whether having dessert with the...

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7 ways to make Easter safe and inclusive...

Easter can be a challenging and anxious time for children...

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Peanut allergies are down after infant feeding changes

Peanut allergy in infants has decreased, in the wake of...

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What to eat preconception and during pregnancy (for...

Thinking of starting a family and want to get on...

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Teens need enough sleep, for better mental health

Teenagers who get less than six hours of sleep a...

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What to feed your kids for better learning...

What kids eat can impact their capacity to learn. We...

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Risk of hand sanitiser poisoning underestimated

Hand sanitiser is everywhere these days, thanks to COVID-19 infection...

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Harmful dieting on the rise in teens

Dieting to lose weight is on the rise among teens...
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