Articles tagged with: children

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, colours, dinners, family, family fare, fussy eaters, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids, nutrition, vegetables

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

A. It's hard work! But it pays to be persistent. Over the years, I've worked out a number of techniques to help parents and used them on our kids when they were younger (and we had one of the world's fussiest eaters in our daughter!). 

Q. Is there a limit to the amount of omega-3s a child should consume?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 24 January 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, fatty acids, healthy cooking, healthy kids, oilyfish, omega-3

Q. Is there a limit to the amount of omega-3s a child should consume?

Q. While I understand the benefits of omega-3, is there a limit to the amount a young child, such as a 2-year-old, should consume?

Q. Are energy drinks safe for kids to drink?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: caffeine, children, energy drinks, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids, sugar, sugary drinks

Q. Are energy drinks safe for kids to drink?

A. Energy drinks are really soft drinks with caffeine whether it's added or derived from guarana, the seeds of a climbing vine native to South America. The level of caffeine is generally around 80mg per 250ml can, which is around twice what you'd get from a 375 ml can of cola soft drink (which has always contained a small amount of caffeine) and roughly equal to a cup of brewed coffee.

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: children, fat, low fat, milk, nutrition

Q. Should children drink low-fat or full-fat milk?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL]  Q.  We hear about childhood obesity all the time. Should kids be switching to lite milk or stay with full fat? Seems lite milks still have all the calcium etc., they need?

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: celebrity chefs, children, dinners, EatKit, family fare, fresh foods, health, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, heathyeating, nutrition, salads, Twitter, vegetables, wellness

EatKit Archive: MEAL MAKEOVERS TO COMBAT KILO CREEP

Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to makeover your meals and recipes to combat the gradual gain of weight over time aka the 'kilo creep'. Scroll through the archive from our interesting online Twitter chat from 20 Nov 2013.

Product review: Devondale Fast Start

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 17 October 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, calcium, children, chocolate, coffee, convenience, dairy, drink, drinks, Liquid breakfast, school lunch, sugar, sugary drinks, vitamins

Product review:  Devondale Fast Start

I'm sure you must have seen the ads for this new liquid breakfast product. They focus on the fact that it is made "from milk not soy". One shows a man pulling a "yuk face" when he tastes a soy product at the same time as his daughter shows him her latest drawing and she misinterprets his screwed-up face for dislike of her painting! Another has the man's wife mentioning that they're visiting her mother at the same moment as he tastes the soy drink.

Product Review: Coco Pops Liquid Breakfast

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 14 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, calories, children, chocolate, dairy, fluids, healthy kids, liquid diet, milk, school lunch, sugar, sugary drinks

Product Review: Coco Pops Liquid Breakfast

Most health professionals have a set against pre-sweetened kids’ cereals, as they’re generally low in fibre and only train young taste buds to prefer a bowl of ‘something sweet’ at breakfast. So when I spotted a new ready-to-drink breakfast liquid under the Coco Pops brand at the supermarket, I had to investigate.

Healthy school fundraising ideas to fatten the bank account not the waistline

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 04 March 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: balanced diet, children, chocolate, fundraising, healthy kids, junk food, kids, overweight, school lunch, snacks, sweet treats

Healthy school fundraising ideas to fatten the bank account not the waistline

I first wrote about how I hated selling chocolate to raise money for our kids’ school back in 2008 and it really hit a nerve with my readers. I used to get so angry when one of our children would arrive home with a huge box of chocolate bars for me to sell. Once I clapped my eyes on that familiar box (with its soft-sell message of “fundraising chocolate” on each bar), I’d feel my blood pressure start to shoot up! Not many things upset me but this is one that’s guaranteed to make my blood boil!