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Folic acid lined to reduction in chances of children developing autism, study ... - NEWS.com.au

Folic acid lined to reduction in chances of children developing autism, study ... - NEWS.com.au | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
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Folic acid was added to flour and bread in Australia in 2009 after studies showed it could reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies by 70 per cent.
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This article explains a study that has found that the consumption of folic acid during pregnancy not only helps prevent spina bifida, but reduces the chance of a child developing autism. According to this artical, a study done in Norway showed that taking folic acid during pregnancy reduces the incidence of autism by 39%.

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Food allergy and intolerance - Better Health Channel

Food allergy and intolerance - Better Health Channel | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
Food allergy is an immune response, while food intolerance is a chemical reaction. Symptoms of food allergy include wheezing, stomach upsets and skin rashes.
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Food allergies are the most known allergy for a toddler to have. Its the immune response the child has to what they have eaten. If they react to eating a type of food you would deffinatly know as the toddler might be experiancing some of thease symtoms: Wheezing , Stomach Upsets and Skin Rashes. If your toddler is getting this after eating a particular food stop feeding it to them and take them to seek medical attention ASAP as some allergies can be very life risking.

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Obesity in children - causes - Better Health Channel

Obesity in children - causes - Better Health Channel | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
More children are becoming overweight and obese. Causes of obesity in children include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity and family eating habits.

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This site gave lots of information on how obesity effects children not only now but for there future. I found this website good because it shared detailed information about how children can become obese and that you can become obese through genetics. Obestity isn't only just in Australia it is a world wide issue which is sad because its not a good thing to have and especially as the obesity rates keep getting higher it just shows how much obesity is and is going to affect young children. 

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This site gave lots of information on how obesity effects children not only now but for there future. I found this website good because it shared detailed information about how children can become obese and that you can become obese through genetics. Obestity isn't only just in Australia it is a world wide issue which is sad because its not a good thing to have and especially as the obesity rates keep getting higher it just shows how much obesity is and is going to affect young children. 

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"Break the Habit" for Childhood Obesity

"Break the Habit" for Childhood Obesity | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
You wouldn't inject your children with junk. So why are you feeding it to them? 'Break the Habit...

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This advertisement reinforces the article of Diabetes and the seriousness of the topic

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This advertisement reinforces the article of Diabetes and the seriousness of the topic

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Study linking breastfeeding to nut allergy 'ridiculous' › Analysis (ABC Science)

Study linking breastfeeding to nut allergy 'ridiculous' › Analysis (ABC Science) | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
Claims that exclusive breastfeeding and eating nuts during pregnancy are leading to an increased incidence of allergies are ridiculous, according to an Australian expert.
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ABC Science introduces the new found scientific link between breastfeedng and nut allergies. It claims that eating nuts during pregnancy is leading to the bulk of allergies. Australian National University (ANU) made international headlines when they publicised their belief of the risks in breastfeeding and the potentiallyfatal peanut allergies that are to follow. In 2011, a study showed that food allergies were on the rise with 1/10 infants being diagnosed with an allergy - which was one of the highest rates in the world. What the researchers found was that the more children below the age of six months had been given food and fluids that weren't breast milk, the less likely they were to be reported as having a nut allergy.We think exposure to small amounts [of allergens] helps to train the immune system and is safe and may even protect against allergy. "We think exposure to small amounts [of allergens] helps to train the immune system and is safe and may even protect against allergy", said Dr Katie Allen (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Professor). 

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STUDY: Childhood Obesity Risk Linked to Infants and Solid Food

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the U.S., but now a new study suggests how you start an infant on solid food could affect that child's obesity ris...
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A new study suggests when you start your infant on solid food could effect your child’s obesity risk.  One study in particular shows if you start giving solid foods at eight months there is a strong likely-hood later on (ages four and five) they will be overweight. Research also shows that when bottle-feeding misunderstanding your babies cries means you go to give them comfort food and introduce them to high calorie foods as well as developing a pattern of liking sweet foods.  

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Babies fat without 10 hours sleep

Babies fat without 10 hours sleep | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
THEY do little more than eat and sleep, but scientists have found in a study that the more babies sleep the less likely they are to become obese.
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This article is about a study which has found that the more that babies sleep, the less likely they are to be obese. Toddlers as young as 6 months old have been found to become overweight if they do not get the recommended 10 hours sleep a day. This is thought to be because of a hunger hormone released, and more is released, the more tired a person is. However, it is unsure if maybe it is being overweight that cause babies to get less sleep, and there is an argument to which came first, the obesity or the sleeping troubles. 

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Food allergy and intolerance - Better Health Channel

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Food allergy is an immune response, while food intolerance is a chemical reaction. Symptoms of food allergy include wheezing, stomach upsets and skin rashes.
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"Break the Habit" for Childhood Obesity

"Break the Habit" for Childhood Obesity | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
You wouldn't inject your children with junk. So why are you feeding it to them? 'Break the Habit...
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Dog slobber could solve child allergy problems

Dog slobber could solve child allergy problems | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
A PET dog, siblings and a healthy dose of germs could be the recipe for reducing the risk of children developing an egg allergy.
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Malnutrition - PubMed Health

Malnutrition - PubMed Health | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
Malnutrition is the condition that occurs when your body does not get enough nutrients.
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A great website about malnutrition

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Researching difficult topics such as diseases and nutrition? Use this website to help you decifer among the research to find the most valid and evidence-based. 

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'Break the Habit' - Chldhood Obesity Ad Austrailia

'Break the Habit' aims to draw attention to the epidemic of childhood obesity in Australia. The commercial takes a controversial view on the subject of paren...

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A very confronting and strong message is sent through this advertisement which targets the seriousness and true addictiveness of bad habbits (eating 'junk' food) and the effects and disadvantages of it on your child. Junk food is a convenience in many people's hectic lives, however the true effects of these 'convenient' lifestyle choices are as serious and disadvantaging to your child as actual drugs.

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A very confronting and strong message is sent through this advertisement which targets the seriousness and true addictiveness of bad habbits (eating 'junk' food) and the effects and disadvantages of it on your child. Junk food is a convenience in many people's hectic lives, however the true effects of these 'convenient' lifestyle choices are as serious and disadvantaging to your child as actual drugs.

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This sounds like something we will look at again. A good find Bonnie.
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Infant Nutrition | Nutrition Australia

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() The first 12 months of life is the fastest growth period in a human’s life – a baby’s weight can triple by twelve months of age. Making sure your baby is fed properly is critical for normal growth and development.

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This website gives detailed information about the nutrition needed for infants and toddlers. We are provided several types of information and are given an insight in to what foods are good and bad for young children, and the benefits to breast feeding. This website says that the "first 12 months of life is the fastets growth period in a human's life" This just proves how imporant your babies nurtition is every at such a young age. The food that your child is given will help shape the person that they grow up to be. 

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This website gives detailed information about the nutrition needed for infants and toddlers. We are provided several types of information and are given an insight in to what foods are good and bad for young children, and the benefits to breast feeding. This website says that the "first 12 months of life is the fastets growth period in a human's life" This just proves how imporant your babies nurtition is every at such a young age. The food that your child is given will help shape the person that they grow up to be. 

Nicole Alkins.  

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Healthy Start for Toddlers - Getting the Balance Right | Pfizer Nutrition

Specialist speaker, Kate Di Prima - qualified Dietitian and Adult & Infant Nutritionist - discusses balanced nutrition for your toddler. ... Feeding your tod...

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This youtube is a lecture done by Specialist Speaker, Kate Di Prima. She disccuses the importance of a balanced diet of toddlers and encourages parents to make sure that balance dosn't go over or under. Effects on toddler's health from underbalance or overbalance can be change of sleeping habits, more energy, lack of energy, frustration, lack of concentration and more factors that can be unhealthy

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This youtube is a lecture done by Specialist Speaker, Kate Di Prima. She disccuses the importance of a balanced diet of toddlers and encourages parents to make sure that balance dosn't go over or under. Effects on toddler's health from underbalance or overbalance can be change of sleeping habits, more energy, lack of energy, frustration, lack of concentration and more factors that can be unhealthy.

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Obese children showing heart disease risk

Obese children showing heart disease risk | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
OBESE and overweight children as young as five are showing signs they could be at risk of heart attacks and stroke later in life, new research shows.
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The Australian discusses the common topic and ever so frightening issue of childhood obesity. A very much influenced environmental health issue. The surroundings we have in todays society consist of everything processed or pre-packaged. Our children arent learning how to be healthy or fit, it is no longer a big deal if you are over weight. Everyone is accepted for what the are. This explains that childhood obesity gives kids a head start on developing heart disease, having a stroke and diabetes. It is estimated that if obese kids continued to have high blood pressure as adults, their risk for heart attack and stroke would be 30 to 40 percent higher than that of their normal-weight peers. Worldwide, emergency rooms are already starting to see patients with heart attacks and strokes at younger ages. All of the disease risk factors explained throughout the article can be prevented and reversed. A recommendation of targeting education efforts at an early age to teach children to assume responsibility for their own health to remain disease-free in the future was looked highly upon to focus on and preach to our upcoming generations. 

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Why are food allergies on the rise?

Why are food allergies on the rise? | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
Food allergies are on the increase and scientists aren't sure why. Best-selling children's cookbook author Annabel Karmel looks at the latest study results and how you can get around some allergies.
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Child and infant allergies are a huge problem for families, researchers and scientists are debating whether it is better off for a child to be exposed to dirt and germs apposed to chemicals and disinfectants. Researchers are trying to figure out whether there is a link between being exposed to germs and having allergies. Researches are trying to figure out why one in 10 children have allergies. - Lauren Paul 

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Nut and Peanut Allergy

A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.
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When someone has a nut allergy there body misfires and instead of the body treating the nut as a normal food, it reacts to the peanut as if it is harmful to the body. In an attempt to protect the body the immune system produces antibodies against the nuts that are designed to fight off the ‘invaders’ one of these if the release of histamine. This can effect a persons lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and cardiovascular system causing systems such as stomachache, vomiting, itchy hives and swelling.   

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Guidelines urge exclusive breastfeeding

Nursing mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed exclusively until their baby is six months old, according to new Australian guidelines.
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This article is about breastfeeding, and the importance of it. It discusses the National Health and Medical Research Council, and how they say that it is important to breast feed only for at least 6 months, and to continue breast feeding for at least 12 months. It also discusses that breast feeding should be a mother's choice, and to be respected. - Amy Lee

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Urban kids prone to food allergies: study

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Children in urban areas have a higher incidence of food allergies than those in rural areas, according to a US study believed to be the first to assess allergic reactions based on geography.
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Healthy Start for Toddlers - Getting the Balance Right | Pfizer Nutrition

Specialist speaker, Kate Di Prima - qualified Dietitian and Adult & Infant Nutritionist - discusses balanced nutrition for your toddler. ... Feeding your tod... 
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Obesity in children - causes - Better Health Channel

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More children are becoming overweight and obese. Causes of obesity in children include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity and family eating habits.
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New weaning guidelines in response to increase in child allergies

New weaning guidelines in response to increase in child allergies | Childhood Nutrition Articles | Scoop.it
BABIES would be fed solid foods sooner under new health guidelines to slow an alarming surge in the number of children with life-threatening food allergies.
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