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Living With An Overweight Child (Part I)
Living With An Overweight Child (Part I) - The responsibility of controlling a child's weight and leading an active lifestyle belongs not just to the child carrying the flab. Parents have a big role to play too. Faith Chang of...
Living With An Overweight Child (Part II)
Living With An Overweight Child (Part II) - Helping a podgy child to lose weight? Don't force your goals on him. In the second part of a series on helping overweight children, Faith Chang of HealthAnswers looks at what can go very wrong....
body mass index and children
caffeine in the diet
- Caffeine occurs naturally in foods and beverages. It is known to be a potent stimulant of the central nervous system (CNS).
cow's milk
- Cow's milk provides the body with energy, protein, calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin, and other nutrients. It is an important part of a healthy diet for children older than 12 months and adults. Medical and nutrition experts highly recommend breast-feeding for an infant's first year of life. Commercially prepared infant formulas are usually cow's milk-based or soy-based. Commercially prepared infant formulas do not contain factors that help protect babies from allergies and common illnesses, though infant formulas are nutritionally similar to breast milk.
dental care of the child
- In recent years, the way that dentists care for children's teeth has changed. There is now a greater emphasis on prevention. Many of the problems of oral disease have been greatly reduced because individuals have been educated about proper oral hygiene.
diarrhea in children
- Diarrhoea is a condition involving frequent loose, watery stools.
diet and calories
- Food supplies kilojoules which are units of energy. The body burns kilojoules to stay alive and to move. Kilojoules are a way of measuring the potential energy in foods. They also measure the amount of energy the body uses. There are only 3 nutrients that provide kilojoules in food: fat, protein, and carbohydrate. These 3 nutrients make up foods in all of the major food groups. Some foods have 1, 2 or all 3 of these nutrients. Even though it is not a nutrient, alcohol has kilojoules too.
DPT immunization
skin cancer protection
- Sunscreens and sunblocks are chemical or physical products used to protect the skin from sun damage which can lead to skin cancer, such as melanoma. Sunscreen products provide various degrees of protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays. Sunblock products prevent all ultraviolight from entering the skin. They often contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, and are used for high-risk areas such as the nose, lips, and shoulders.Chemical sunscreens and sunblocks protect the skin by absorbing visible and invisible, or ultraviolet, sunrays. Examples include: lotions gels creams lip balms spraysPhysical sunscreens and sunblocks protect the skin by reflecting, scattering, absorbing, and blocking sunrays. Examples of physical sunscreens include: clothing, such as shirts and pants and newer fabrics designed to block the sun hats sunglasses zinc creamWhat is the information for this topic?
exercise and children
- Children in Australia get significantly less physical exercise than in past decades. This lack of activity has led to increased rates of obesity and generally lower levels of fitness among children.
fluoride
- Fluoride is a trace mineral. It is present in the body in a very small amount. The average body contains about two and a half grams of fluoride. Most fluoride is found in the bones and teeth.
food allergy
- A food allergy is an immune response caused by certain foods when those foods are eaten or come into contact with the body.
food jags and fussy eaters
- Food jags are periods in which children begin to refuse foods that they previously liked. Food jags can also occur when children request a particular food at every meal. This eating pattern is commonly seen in children between the ages of 2 and 6 years.
fast foods
- The term "fast food" generally refers to the type of restaurants that sell quick, inexpensive take-away food, but even supermarkets now offer quick and easy food choices. Fast food is often laden with extra kilojoules, saturated fat and sodium. It is possible, however, for quick meals to be nutritious. With the growing interest in a healthy diet, vendors of fast food are starting to provide more healthy choices.
Hib vaccine
Immunisation - the facts
Immunisation - the facts - November 08, 2001 - Immunisation, an effective way of helping to prevent thousands of deaths each year from such diseases as polio, haemophilus influenza and whooping cough, has come under attack in recent years...
low-fat diet and children
malnutrition
- Malnutrition is an imbalance or deficiency of nutrients. This can come from not eating enough healthy foods or by using up too many nutrients through activities. Malnutrition can be identified by using body weight, body fat, protein stores and laboratory values.
school lunch program
measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
- Vaccines contain weakened or dead germs that cause certain diseases. To fight these germs, a person's immune system creates antibodies which help the body rid itself of the germs and prevent infection. Some of these antibodies will stay in the body for use at a later time if needed. Later in life, if a child or adult is exposed to these diseases, the antibodies multiply and fight them off.
nutrition and travelling with children
- Travelling with children can be fun and exciting. It also can present challenges. Travelling can disrupt schedules, routines and familiar activities. Unfamiliar foods are also part of travel.
obesity
- Obesity is measured using body mass index or BMI. This refers to body weight relative to height. If a person's BMI is greater than 25 kg per metre squared, he or she is considered overweight. A BMI greater than 30 kg per metre squared is considered obese.
plaque and tartar on teeth
vitamin C
phosphorous
- Phosphorous is an essential mineral, and the second most abundant mineral in the body. Eighty percent of phosphorous is found in the bones and teeth. The other 20 percent works in body functions. It is found in every cell of the body.
pneumonia vaccine
sports safety for children
- Sports safety for children includes guidelines for preventing injury to any child participating in a sport.
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco - Tobacco and Athletic Performance Donít get trapped. Nicotine in cigarettes, cigars, and spit tobacco is addictive. Nicotine narrows your blood vessels and puts added strain on your heart. Smoking...
stress and children
- Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies go through as we adjust to our constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in our lives causes stress. Stress can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Acute stress is the reaction to an immediate threat. This is commonly known as the fight-or-flight response. The threat can be any situation that is perceived, even subconsciously, as a danger.
tetanus immunization
vomiting
water in diet
- People can live for weeks without food. Without water, people will die within days. The human body is 50% to 70% water.
protein in diet
- Protein is made up of smaller units called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids. The body can only make 13 of them; the other 9 must come from food. These 9 are called "essential" amino acids.
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