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The quality of your children's diet is vital in supplying a healthy and optimal development. Thease articles help you decide and think about what to add.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017  |  Editor
Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?

Children between the age of six months and five years should take vitamin A, C and D supplements, government advice says - do you find this surprising?

If you do, it seems you're not alone.

Researchers in Wales found only 30% of parents and carers said they had ever been given advice by a health professional about giving young children vitamin supplements.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017  |  Editor
Great new Omega product for kids

Eskimo Bright Kids Jelly Splats is Nutri's exciting new omega-3 fish oil designed specifically for kids. Each jelly tab, or ‘splat’ tastes great, is easy to take and provides 250mg of DHA which supports healthy brain function.

Nutri know that it can be difficult to get our kids to eat enough fish which is why we designed a fuss-free alternative (they should do, they already have the famous Eskimo Kids amongst their premier products). In tests, 80% of kids were still voluntarily taking jelly splats daily after 15 weeks! And as well as being made of 100% pure fish oil, our jelly splats are naturally flavoured with no artificial flavourings or sweeteners, and are sugar-free too.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017  |  Editor
Great new children supplement from BioCare - Red Berry Melts

A unique all-in-one formula that children will love to take every day! It contains 3 billion multi-strain live bacteria powder, along with 300iu of vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children and is suitable for daily use, all year round. 

The individual stick sachets contain well-studied live bacteria strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis, specifically selected for their clinical evidence and stability and are guaranteed 3 billion potency per sachet until the end of shelf life - with no need for refrigeration. 

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Saturday, 4 February 2017  |  Editor
Child asthma - can supplements help?

1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults suffer from asthma in the UK, with on average 3 deaths per day from the disease. It has become much more common to see children and adults dependent on inhalers usually containing dilator medication or anti-inflammatory steroids to help keep them breathing and alive. But can supplements help?

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Thursday, 24 November 2016  |  Editor
Link Between Probiotics and Respiratory Health

It is estimated that the most common reason for absenteeism among school children is due to sickness. Increasing evidence has supported the notion that probiotics may help in reducing the duration of coughs and colds. The Pro-Child study explores this evidence further, with surprising results.

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Monday, 18 April 2016  |  Editor
Choline Supplements in Pregnancy Improve the memory of Offspring

A Spanish study has shown how supplementing with the B vitamin choline during pregnancy leads to offspring with a better memory.

A research team from the University of Granada compared the offspring of rats who were either supplemented with or deprived of choline during pregnancy, plus a control group on a standard diet.

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Sunday, 17 April 2016  |  Editor
Dangerously poor nutrition in UK is an increasing concern in children

Malnutrition-related illnesses ranging from rickets to obesity are on the rise in our nation’s children, and the Faculty of Public Health believe poverty is a major factor. The public health professionals’ body is calling for a national food policy, including a living wage to help parents afford to feed their children, and a “sugar tax” to guide them towards better food choices.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016  |  Editor
Sugar and other high GL foods can cause acne

A review of studies on acne and diet over the last 40 years has revealed a connection between acne and diets with a high glycaemic load (GL).

High glycaemic load foods are those which trigger a sugar rush, which stimulates insulin activity in the blood. Insulin helps the body to balance blood sugar levels, but also increases sebum production in the skin

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Friday, 15 April 2016  |  Editor
What's really in the food you eat

A new investigation has shown that there may be rising levels of poisons in your shopping basket! Heavy metals such as cadmium can be found in whole grains including bread. Mercury, released into the ocean by industrial and mining processes, is present in deep water fish like tuna and aluminium is used as food colouring in some sweets. In fact, popular breakfast cereals and baby food often contain arsenic found in high levels in rice, as it’s grown in flood plains that release arsenic in the soil present from industrial pollution.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016  |  Editor
Straight talking about sugar - can you halve your intake

The recent news story calling for fruit juice not to be included as part of the recommended ‘5-a’day’ follows calls earlier this year by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) for the average intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce rising levels of obesity.

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