Children’s Nutrition: how to feed your children to support their mood, learning, behaviour and development
Would you agree that well-nourished children perform better physically and mentally? I do and so does the latest research. So do you know how to nourish your child(ren) as opposed to just feed them?
Do you believe that the government guidelines on child nutrition are correct? In my opinion they are wrong. The figures from the latest National Child Measurement Programme 2014/15 published in March 2016 can prove it:
• 1 in 5 children in Reception is overweight or obese (1 in 10 is obese)
• 1 in 3 children in Year 6 is overweight or obese (1 in 5 is obese)
But obviously it is not just about childhood obesity. It has also to do with child behaviour and illnesses as well.
I also believe that the food industry has too much of an influence when it comes to food recommendations. That’s why some recommendations don’t make that much sense.
So tonight we will discuss what children really need to eat to thrive: so that they can perform better mentally and physically.
I will cover the following topics:
• The different vitamins and minerals that you child needs: how much of them, in what food to find them, and how much of the food does would it be
• What the government recommended plate is, and what a healthier plate would be
• The 7 crucial topics that you may need check/adjust to make all the difference
• Some tips to help your children eat - in case they are fussy eaters, or not used to this type of foods
This talk is to provide a better understanding of what and how to feed your children better, from weaning to teenage years. Recommendations may vary slightly between the different age groups but I will provide a way to find exactly what you child need.
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist and mother of a 14-month old son. I researched and applied everything mentioned in this talk to my son. He is very healthy (never been sick) and eats everything (apart from gherkins and olives). Here is a video of him eating when he was 11-month old. Watch the video now.
Date: Monday 5th December 2016 at 7pm
Address: 14 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN
Fee: £10 (pre-paid event only, no payment on the day)