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Is Your Child Overweight?

By Elaine Hodgins / April 8, 2021 /

As an overweight child and teen myself, I know only too well the impact that being overweight had on my life – the bullying, the names, the not being able to look cool, being embarrassed on the beach or at the swimming pool… and I could go on. So, What Is Childhood Obesity? Childhood obesity…

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When Should I Worry about my Teenager’s Eating Problem?

By Elaine Hodgins / April 23, 2020 /

What is the difference between normal behaviour and that which may indicate an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia? Most teens worry about their appearance, don’t they? During the teen years and adolescence, self – image and body consciousness is rife. However, if you have noticed that your teen or tween has been fixated…

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How do I know if my child is just being picky or has a food disorder?

By Elaine Hodgins / September 16, 2019 /

How do I know if my child is just being picky or has a food disorder? Children who are simply picky eaters will be “choosy” about their food – they will like one thing one day – then not like it the next but may go back to it from time to time. A picky…

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Ways to help your child eat fruit and veg

Getting your child to eat fruit and veg!

By Elaine Hodgins / April 24, 2019 /

As caring and nurturing mums and dads, we all want our children to be brought up eating healthily, sleeping well and generally being in good health – don’t we?  But, how do we do that when the child refuses point blank to eat any fruit and vegetables? Children who are fussy eaters have a food…

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