Study Says ‘Picky’ Eaters Don’t Actually Hate The Food

Moms – Diane Mtetwa

Most kids go through a picky eating phase. Parents discover that a baby that was always enthusiastic about eating everything you put in front of them, now refuses the foods that they loved the most. After some time trying to resolve the issues, parents give up, let their kids live on a diet of the same 4 or 5 things, and hope that their kid will eventually grow out of their “picky” eating phase. This isn’t always the case, though, and a study recently conducted suggests that if a child hasn’t grown out of their picky eating phase by age 4, they may never.

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Stuck at home with teens? Here are a few distraction tactics…

The Guardian – Emma Beddington

However the current tussle between government, unions and teachers concludes, realistically there will be little or no “real” school before September, and none for my lads who, at 16 and 18, were supposed to be finishing exams and enjoying some kind of “legendary summer” (weeks in a dimly lit basement playing video games, sunburn at a festival and some kind of boring low-paid job, realistically).

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The Next Pandemic: Mental Health

Ed Surge – Cindy Minn and Isabelle Hau

Michael Phelps is hardly alone as COVID-19 has caused most parents to struggle with new realities. Some question what the future will bring and wonder if loved ones are safe. Others are coping with the loss of close ones, unemployment, and lack of food or housing. Meanwhile, our littlest learners are currently deprived of social interactions, sequestered to playing inside, and relegated to growing screen time (if they have access to technology at all).

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How Shy Kids Are Affected By Social Distancing, According To Psychologists

Romper – Cat Bowen

Parents of shy or introverted children are often forced to balance their children’s comfort with the need to help them grow by forcing them to interact with others. And that’s why this quarantine has a lot of parents wondering how shy or introverted kids will be affected by social distancing, because on one hand, there’s no interaction with others — which they might love — but on the other hand, is that moving their progress back a notch?

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Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

An individualised and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study ongoing at the University of Eastern Finland were published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

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