Food Refusal in Young Children (Part 1)

Why do they refuse certain foods? I have been busy doing some work with young children who are “fussy eaters”. I work closely with a nursery nurse, who has worked in the field for many years. She uses positive parenting techniques with parents and has leaned to apply these directly to young children’s eating behaviour. I thought I would share some of the things that I have learned so far.

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The Problem with Low Fat

I have just been reading a review paper published in 2016 regarding micronutrient intake across age groups in the UK (Miller, Spiro and Stanner, 2016). Working with children and communities, the article makes a point that I have been trying to make for some time: our (excessive?) focus on fat and calories has diverted our attention from the nutritional value of our diets more broadly. The review references the latest

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Girls and their Goitres: Iodine Deficiency in the UK

Call it a passion, or call it a compulsion – I can’t help but notice goitres everywhere I go. I was watching the news the other night, and one of the news presenters had a wonderful goitre. On a recent trip to London, goitres were everywhere. Maybe this is because of the sheer number of people on the streets in London, maybe there is something specific about the diet in

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