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Back to School Helpful Hints

Back to School Helpful Hints

We have put together a few Back to School Helpful Hints for you A new school year can be both exciting and unsettling! We have some helpful hints for you to help prepare your little ones for their first day at school or their first day with a new teacher or in a new...

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Bringing Up Healthy Kids is Not a Trend

Bringing Up Healthy Kids is Not a Trend

Bringing Up Healthy Kids is Not a Trend!!  Do you remember when it was a popular trend to have celebs such as chef Jamie Oliver bring our attention to what children were eating - he fought to change food in UK school canteens. Michelle Obama felt it was important to...

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How much exercise should my child get?

How much exercise should my child get?

Children under 18 must be active for a minimum of 60 minutes per day with moderate to vigorous exercise but currently only 19% of Irish primary school aged children are reaching that target. The impact of inactivity in the early years can lead to obesity, heart...

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When should I worry about my child’s weight?

When should I worry about my child’s weight?

Taking your child’s overall health into consideration is always important for parents and elements like sleep, eating patterns, exercise habits and overall well being are aspects to monitor. However, when do you need to take action if you are concerned that your child...

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Is my child overweight or can I call it puppy fat?

Is my child overweight or can I call it puppy fat?

Firstly, let’s look at what puppy fat actually is. Expecting weight gain to miraculously disappear when a child hits adolescence or takes a growth spurt, could unfortunately lead to a variety of health problems for them. A five year study of over 5,000 children...

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