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Common Eye Infections – Signs and Treatment

Common Eye Infections – Signs and Treatment

Is your child in daycare? Then it’s probably just a matter of time before she comes home with a case of the highly contagious, pink eye. If your child comes home from school or daycare with [...]

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The foods you feed your children can help them avoid the negative affects of pesticides. Organic Foods Most of us are well aware that pesticides were designed to be toxic. Over 90% of people are routinely [...]

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Some food safety tips for the long hot days of summer. Summer Food Safety During the summer there are more opportunities for food to become spoiled and lead to food poisoning. It why we need to [...]

Iron in Children’s Diets

Iron in Children’s Diets

Why is iron so important for our kids health? Iron in Children’s Diets When children don’t have enough healthy red blood cells, they can become anemic. Usually this is due to iron deficiency, and believe it [...]

How to Shop for Healthy Food

How to Shop for Healthy Food

A few simple tips on how to shop for the healthiest foods for your family. Healthy Food When it comes down to it, choosing the healthiest foods for your family isn’t all that difficult. According to [...]

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

A new U.S. study of more than 55,000 children younger than 12 years of age has linked secondhand smoke to behavioural problems in children. The study found that children who lived in homes where parents or [...]

Deaths from Chicken Pox Eliminated

Deaths from Chicken Pox Eliminated

According to the Pediatrics journal, deaths in children from chicken pox has been virtually eliminated in North America, thanks to widespread vaccination programs. While chicken pox is generally a mild disease, it can have serious complications [...]

Hiding Vegetables in Meals Helps Fight Obesity

Hiding Vegetables in Meals Helps Fight Obesity

According to researchers at Pennsylvania State University, preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and reduced their caloric intake by 11% when vegetables were hidden in their favourite foods. With childhood obesity rates on the [...]

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Children who live in households where one or more parents smoke miss more school days than children who live in smoke-free households. The US study found that in homes with one smoker, children aged 6 to [...]

Overweight Children Have More Social Problems

Overweight Children Have More Social Problems

Young children who are considered overweight when they are four and five years old are at a higher risk of having social problems and suffering from bullying and teasing as they get older, according to a [...]