Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Healthy food can be Fun – Making Healthy Food Appealing to Children

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: Why it's Important and How it Improves Children's Achievements

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

Back to School: what are they going to eat?

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.