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.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
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%).
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Bone development is one of the earliest processes that take place in the human body, with long-term effects on the body's health throughout our lives. Therefore, ensuring proper bone development during childhood and adolescence is highly important.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Nutrition has been part of mankind's discourse since the dawn of time, and modern medicine equally emphasizes the role of proper nutrition as a key factor in maintaining healthy life. Other than providing energy for the body's daily functions, nutrition plays an important role in the body's ability to protect itself. This article touches on several key points regarding the importance of proper nutrition to the immune system.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The importance of eating healthy cannot be stressed enough – overweight and other health problems related to sub-optimal nutrition have become a serious issue all over the world. These health issues tend to appear at a very early age, stressing the need for educating children for proper nutrition as a top priority.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Convincing children to eat healthy food can be a difficult task. Healthy food is not necessarily less tasty than snacks, but many children seem to flinch at the idea of "healthy" because they see it as the opposite of "fun". The packaging of many industrial food products for kids contribute to this impression, often featuring funny cartoons or characters from popular television and film brands. These attractive packages appear friendlier to children than a simple fruit, vegetables or salad.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Omega-3 is the collective name of three fatty acids that are highly important for the healthy function of the human body. One of these acids is found in plant oils (ALA) while two others are found in fish oils (EPA and DHA). The Omega-3 fatty acids contribute greatly to our health: they reduce the risk of several types of heart diseases and cancer, and also have an anti-depression effect.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
A new school year is about to start, and the question of what children are going to eat during their school day again becomes a hot issue. Recent studies have shown what should have been long dictated by common sense alone – that children who get better nutrition also perform better in class and get better grades.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
In typically sunny regions - Australia, Israel, India, Florida - parents have long thought that they and their children were getting enough Vitamin D by virtue of having easy access to the sun. Recent research, however, indicates that modern lifestyles combined with increasing awareness to the danger of sun exposure mean that children living in these countries are increasingly at risk of having vitamin D deficiency.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Anlit Advanced Nutrition, Israel, will launch Yomi Magnesium at Finished Products Europe (VitaFoods), Geneva, May 14-16, booth no. 1600. This new, innovative, all-natural magnesium supplement for children is designed specifically to taste great while addressing magnesium deficiency in children ages 5-14.