Preschooler Nutrition & Fitness
Megan Blandford A Melbourne council has banned junk food from being consumed in its playground but have the reactions to the news revealed a much bigger story?
The chaos that unfolded at this end of year dance concert made Kerri Sackville question whether we put too much pressure on very young dancers to perform.
Dr Joanna McMillan The hunger for correct information about balanced, healthy diets has never been larger but why are we still confused?
Margaret Scheikowski A starving four-year-old boy, locked in his filthy room by his parents, was only days away from death when he was found naked and crouched on the floor, a court has been told.
Letitia Rowlands Children under five are being offered free swimming lessons this week as part of the inaugural Learn To Swim Week. The program is the brainchild of swim coach Laurie Lawrence and aims to reduce the shocking number of child drownings occurring around the country each year.
Livia Gamble The answer to childhood obesity lies in placing a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, according to a new study.
Dr Joanna McMillan Yep that’s what is happening in Australia. In the midst of all our talk about the obesity epidemic and debating the optimal diet, junk food home delivery is here.
Matt Richtel When trying to convince children to eat their vegetables the most powerful thing you can tell them is nothing at all.
Livia Gamble Parents searching for answers to the never ending battle that is bedtime could benefit from adding yoga to their child's routine.
Sarah Wayland One mother decided to follow Jo Turner's advice in her book, 'Mealtimes without Mayhem', and keep a diary of how it went. Here is what happened next.
Jo Hartley Have you considered raising your kids vego? Here are how two families have made it work for them and the benefits they've reaped.
Katie Carlin A Canadian mother of two was fined by her local daycare for sending her children to school with homemade leftovers that didn’t tick off the required ‘grain’ component to their lunch.
Staff writers Heidi Klum’s New Year’s Resolution has found her paying her kids to eat healthy.
Melissa Davey Fed on a steady diet of fast food, soft drinks and television, 20 per cent of children are overweight or obese by the time they start kindergarten.
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Dr Joanna McMillan A spoonful of sugar helps the supplement go down? Dr. Joanna McMillan reveals what is hiding in your child's vitamins.
Michelle Bridges If you don't feed your kids well, you'll be setting them up for a very unhealthy life.
A survey has found that television viewing is associated with unhealthy eating at all times.
As a single, working mother who is often on set until 8pm, TV presenter Carrie Bickmore struggles to get her four-year-old son Ollie to bed early.
Cosima Marriner Many parents are ''in complete denial'' about their child's weight, obesity specialists say.
We all have to take responsibility for childhood obesity to combat it, writes Michelle Bridges.
AS A DOCTOR, Andrew Rochford knows the importance of limiting screen time to help prevent childhood obesity. As a parent, he says it is just ''commonsense''.
Dr Joanna McMillan The battle to get vegies into our kids seems to be universal and fraught parents will try anything to get something naturally green into their offspring.
Danielle Teutsch If Catriona Rowntree's two-year-old son, Andrew, is peckish, he can chew on home-grown apples, mulberries, strawberries and cherry tomatoes.
Quirky Kid For most parents, getting their children to eat vegetables can sometimes be a difficult task. Dinner table tantrums and cries of distaste are a familiar scene to many households, leaving parents to come up with clever ways to coax vegetables into fussy tummies.
Katie Carlin While most of us grew up with a love for fluffy, white bread it seems that white bread has not loved us back. But are all white breads bad for you?
Dr Joanna McMillan To give us the best chance of good health, not to mention the effects on the environment, I advise choosing organic and earth friendly products.
Aaron Cook, Ella Rubeli The 2030 FIFA World Cup and 2031 Women's World Cup might be a long way off, but a team of potential competitors has been honing their skills at the Five Dock Leisure Centre for the past few weeks.
Michelle Griffin Big Bird has lost his nest during ''a big emergency''. Elmo has had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Bert and Ernie lend a helping hand.
Absolutely, says Michelle Bridges, parents have a responsibility to feed their children healthy food.
Julie Robotham Australia's childhood obesity epidemic has finally gone into reverse, according to a study that highlights a small but steady fall in the proportion of preschoolers deemed overweight during the past decade.