Kids Nutrition & Fitness
Shereen Jegtvig Kids who are given larger bowls of food are more than likely to overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.
DR JOANNA MCMILLAN A lack of information on product packaging means we don't know how much trans fats our kids are consuming.
Susie Burrell Breakfast eaten in the car; a few dollars for a school canteen lunch and three or four different meals, at different times for each family member can ultimately lead to less than ideal family health habits long term.
Anne Tarasov One of his daughters is a ballerina, the other is a basketball player, and his son makes his own surfboards. Andrew Daddo's children have all embraced an active lifestyle in their own way.
KATIE CARLIN Are parents to blame for producing obese children? According to Katie Hopkins’ latest controversial interview on This Morning they are, and they should also sit their children down and tell them “they’re fat” if they want to change it.
Rashida Tayabali How packing children's school lunch 'bento style' can help fight childhood obesity and surprisingly aid time poor parents.
Rebecca Martin Sport, football games and finals come and go, but this one is special. In our house, the coming AFL grandfinal this Saturday between Fremantle Dockers and Hawthorn is, just for once, genuinely more than a game.
Josephine Tovey The number of children being taught at home in NSW has ballooned by 65 per cent in four years, with many parents citing bullying, philosophical objections to schooling and a desire for personal learning as reasons for rejecting formal education.
Sarah Whyte Apple juice has as much sugar as soft drinks, and health experts are warning consumers to limit consumption.
Andrew M Seaman Kids who drank four or more servings of soda per day were twice as likely to destroy other people's belongings, get into fights and physically attack people.
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KRISTY KOMADINA Tired of your kids arriving home from school with their lunch box full of uneaten nutritional goods you lovingly prepared? Kristy Komadina shares her secrets to getting empty lunch boxes and full tummies.
DR JOANNA MCMILLAN Plating up a nutrient rich menu daily for your kids isn't as hard as you think. Dr Joanna McMillan takes us through a typical child's daily food intake and shows you how a few simple changes can make all the difference.
Paula Goodyer Labels can be deceiving when it comes to healthy snacks for children.
Cherie Lyden Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel for the brain and body, which is especially important for children as they are still developing, and need both brain and body to help them learn and play.
SIMONE MITCHELL "I don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. I want them to be focused on: what do I have to do to be the healthiest that I can be?"
Amy McNeilage At St Therese Primary in Sydney's south-west, students eat lunch at the early time of 10.50am. And, even then, it is the second meal break of the day after a 9.50am snack break.
Livia Gamble Find out the facts on why wholegrains are so essential for growing kids and how to up their daily intake.
EMMA MACDONALD The humble school canteen, staffed by volunteers and run by local parents and citizens groups, may soon become a thing of the past in the ACT.
Staff writers Carbohydrates tend to cop a lot of flack these days but do we really understand the role they play in keeping our kids' bodies healthy and functioning?
DR JOANNA MCMILLAN Most agree that breakfast for kids is essential but sometimes getting them to tuck in to their morning meal isn't as easy as it sounds, writes Dr Joanna McMillan.
Staff writers Teach your kids healthy eating habits for life - starting with a nutritious morning meal.
When Dara-Lynn Weiss's seven-year-old daughter tipped the scales at 42 kilograms, she put her on a stringent diet. Here, Weiss recounts how she saved Bea from the threat of obesity.
ELIZA ASHE What the new SPF 50+ really means for your slip, slop, slap routine this summer.
Staff writers Are you doing all you can to ensure your kids are protected from the sun's rays this holiday season?
DAN HARRISON A child's weight could be included on their school report in a radical plan to tackle the obesity crisis.
DR JOANNA MCMILLAN Kids parties – am I a killjoy or do we seriously need to clean up our act?
Peter Milburn Public health experts, educators and the media constantly remind us that children should put down the video games and get active. But how much activity is really necessary to maintain health? And how much is too much for the younger person?
Livia Gamble Announcing to your family that it’s time to start eating healthier is now simpler than ever with these easy swaps from the Heart Foundation's Mums United.
MELISSA DAVEY Australians are now reporting food allergies at a rate higher than any other country, a congress of world allergy experts has been told but scientists are at a loss to explain why children are taking longer to outgrow them and they are rising in prevalence and severity.
Andrea Black There's a right way and a wrong way to help children lose weight.
Dr Joanna McMillan
DR JOANNA MCMILLAN Ward off those winter bugs with Dr Joanna McMillan’s top ten immunity booster super foods for kids.