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Cooking With Kids: Eating Healthily Together
Cooking With Kids: Eating Healthily Together
Ways of making cooking with children fun and interesting....
Eating for Energy
Eating for Energy
Information on choosing healthy diets for growing kids, especially for promoting energy. Includes tips on proteins, carbohydrates, and fat requirements for healthy…...
Five A Day: What Does it Mean for Kids?
Five A Day: What Does it Mean for Kids?
Answers to some common questions about getting children to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day....
Foods that Fuel Active, Growing Bodies
Foods that Fuel Active, Growing Bodies
A look at the nutritional needs of active, growing children. Includes specific suggestions for healthy foods that kids will enjoy....
Fun Facts: How Many Calories Does Exercise Use?
Fun Facts: How Many Calories Does Exercise Use?
The number of calories burned during exercise does depend on the amount of lean muscle - people with more muscle and less fat will burn more calories. It also depends…...
Healthy Fridge & Cupboards
Healthy Fridge & Cupboards
A look at nutritious foods for parents to keep on hand for their children. Includes recommendations to stick with basic wholesome food and to limit sweets and other…...
Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens
Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens
A look at the problem of childhood obesity -- causes and solutions. Offers advice on healthy eating and exercise to keep kids and teens at healthy weights....
Measuring Body Mass Index (BMI)
Measuring Body Mass Index (BMI)
Measuring body mass index (BMI) and looking at the resulting number can help kids and teens to get a picture of their weight status. Includes cautions for relying only…...
Preventing Dehydration in Kids
Preventing Dehydration in Kids
A look at the causes, prevention, and treatment of dehydration in kids and teens. Includes tips on keeping kids well hydrated as well as advice on when to seek medical…...
Should Kids Drink Water When Exercising?
Should Kids Drink Water When Exercising?
More than half of people‚Äôs body weight is made up of water. During exercise, temperatures rise as muscles work harder, and people lose water by sweating, which is why…...
Sport Specific Nutrition
Sport Specific Nutrition
A look at the nutritional needs of kids who are involved in sports. Includes ideas for a healthy diet, stresses the importance of staying hydrated, and advised against…...
The Benefits of Physical Activity
The Benefits of Physical Activity
An overview of the benefits of physical activity for kids. Covers both short and long term benefits, as well as covering the importance of feeling good and not merely…...
The UK Obesity Crisis: Overweight Children
The UK Obesity Crisis: Overweight Children
How new findings from a measurement programme reveal the scale of the UK's obesity problem....
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