Canada is ranked 37th of the 41 most wealthy nations in regards to child well-being and access to healthy food, according to UNICEF.
A well-planned national school food progam in Canada could be a huge boost to children's health outcomes, long-term healthcare spending and local agriculture and economies.
Food helps recharge your batteries.
Just like a mobile phone, your body needs to be recharged every day. You need to eat food and drink water every day to keep your body going. Some foods are better than others at helping you stay well.
Cereal portions this big are not good for children.
The marketing of breakfast cereals may be confusing consumers with a mix of true and inflated claims.
Learning at home.
It's time to normalise it.
With obesity affecting so many students, it's better to give them cheap, appealing food and drink choices at school.
A child nutritionist gives her advice.
A tasty treat but is it too much?
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It's not laziness that is causing some parents to overfeed their children.
An unbalanced meal.
A healthy diet is a good idea, but cutting out entire food groups is not.
The UK isn't doing enough to help mums breastfeed successfully
Food for thought.
Lunchtime is one more lesson on what a healthy meal should look like.
School feeding schemes play a major role across Africa.
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Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
Protecting children’s health starts with curbing formula adverts.
Parents need to know the truth about formula milk.
Cash for veg.
Here are some tips to get your picky eater into lifelong healthy habits.
Childhood obesity can be tackled from birth – so why aren’t we doing anything about it?
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
Children struggle to learn when they’re hungry.
Ghana's school feeding programme has reached millions of children in the past 11 years. It does important work, but needs more support to grow and become sustainable.
Soha, seven, is now taller than her 10-year-old sister Suhala whose growth has been stunted.
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Adults who had a low birthweight or were undernourished as young children are more likely to experience high blood pressure and obesity.
What you eat matters.
Eating breakfast is associated with higher grades in English, maths and science.
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Last month Burger King took soft drinks off of their kids' menu. But will making low-fat milk and apple juice the new default options change how kids eat?
Eat up. You’ll get an A.
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Give your children bran for breakfast and they could concentrate better at school.
Have another go.
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