Why is iron so important? A major function of iron is the creation of both the hemoglobin protein, responsible for carrying oxygen to the body, and the myoglobin protein, responsible for storing oxygen in the muscles. When infants, children and teenagers grow and mature, they need iron in order for the process to occur properly. Iron is a component of many enzymes in the body and is also key in the development of the brain, vital in the first 2 years of life.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Vegetarian diet (based on avoiding meat) has long been fashionable among many people in the world, and veganism (avoiding any kind of animal product, including dairy products) enjoys a quick growth rate in recent years. Parents who support either way of life sometimes aspire to bring up their children in the same fashion, and both vegetarian diet and veganism often become trendy among teenagers. Questions regarding the nutritional implications for vegetarian and vegan children often come up, and this article attempts to address some of them.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
For many years, people have regarded French eating habits as an enigma – a country where people can devote a lot of time of thought to eating without gaining significant weight. However, in recent years, France has started struggling with obesity and overweight, especially among children, much like other western countries. The popularity of fast-food is constantly on the rise, and child obesity has grown by 17 percent each year.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Convincing children to eat healthy can be a difficult task: children prefer the instant sweetness or salty taste that often accompanies unhealthy fast-food or candy. Preparing food at home is a highly recommended alternative to eating outside at a restaurant or at fast-food stall, but it still leaves the challenge of preparing food that is both tasty and healthy for children. Several websites offer excellent healthy recipes for kids meals, and in this article we share with you some of our favorites.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Japan is often referred to as a country that should serve as example for teaching healthy eating habits, especially to children. To attempt to understand the basic principles that have been guiding the Japanese nutritional philosophy, one has to be familiar with a key term – "Shokuiko". Literally translated as "Health Education", this term emphasizes the need to educate people to eat properly healthy food.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Children's deficiency in vitamins and minerals can have strong negative impact on their daily functioning and long-term development. Nutritional supplements are intended to providing children with the nutritional elements that they lack.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The important role of nutrition in keeping kids healthy has been widely discussed in the medical world. One issue that is sometimes overlooked in this discussion is the contribution of good nutrition, not only to kids' physical development, but also to their cognitive development.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
It seems that over-consumption of snacks has never skipped a generation: people who were scolded as children on the subject find themselves fighting their own children over bad eating habits. The problem has grown worse for today's children, however, as researches indicate that the current daily consumption of snacks by children averages on three snacks (totaling about 200 calories), as opposed to a daily average of only one snack among children in the late 1970.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The CPhI Worldwide exhibit in Europe is one of the world's leading pharma events. Representatives from all over the world gather at CPhI to learn of new innovations, present their products, and meet their overseas counterparts.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Anemia is a global problem. It is estimated that 818 million people around the world suffer from Anemia, including children. The highest prevalence of anemia is among pre-school children (47%).