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Kiwi kids consume five unhealthy snacks a day

Active children are always hungry but what should we be feeding them In order to encourage healthy eating habits and better health?

According to new research from the University of Otago in Wellington, headed by Ryan Gage,12-year- old children snack on unhealthy foods and beverages on average five times a day.

Find out:

  • What these snacks were?
  • What affects these snacks could have on the future health of our children and potentially adults if we follow suit?
  • What strategies can we put in place to improve children’s snacking behaviour long-term?

If you have concerns about your child’s eating behaviour and the effects this might be having on their growth and development, then contact me today for a full nutritional assessment and dietary advice.

For articles by Lea on snacking:

Snacking on the plant-based diet
Are you a sneaky snacker?

8 tips to break the sugar habit

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