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The Key Elements of a Simple and Nutritious Lunch Box

The Key Elements of a Simple and Nutritious Lunch Box

Below are some tips and ideas to hopefully reduce the stress around packing lunch boxes: Firstly, having a good breakfast is important for your child’s energy level and concentration. A good breakfast will reduce the pressure of providing too much in the lunchbox. See...

Toddler Diarrhoea

Toddler Diarrhoea

What is ’toddler diarrhoea’?   Toddler diarrhoea is when young children have chronic diarrhoea, but they’re otherwise healthy and developing well. It mainly affects children between the ages of 1 and 5 years and is more common in boys. Toddler diarrhoea is not...

Healthy bones in children and how it impacts future health

Healthy bones in children and how it impacts future health

Childhood and the teenage years are times of rapid growth and therefore when bone building occurs. As children grow, their bone mass increases until it reaches what is called peak bone mass (PBM). PBM is the greatest amount of bone an individual can attain. PBM is reached in the late teens and early 20’s.

Eating for Exams, Study Snacks and Improving Concentration

Eating for Exams, Study Snacks and Improving Concentration

With the final year exams approaching it’s a good time to review what your child is eating to ensure their brain is performing at its peak during study and exams. Cognitive functions, such as learning and memory, are influenced by a variety of factors including...

Protein powder for teenagers, good or bad?

Protein powder for teenagers, good or bad?

As a mum of three boys, two of whom are in their early teens, I spend much of my weekend on the sidelines watching them play sport. What I love about this is that it’s a great opportunity to catch up with their friend’s parents and have a chat. Recently the...

Can diet improve the symptoms of ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental condition in children affecting around 5% of the population. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors and varies in symptoms and severity. Some children...