A recent survey of children in Singapore ages 6 to 12 years carried out by Newcastle University International Singapore looked at wholegrain intakes for this group. The findings revealed that 6 out of 10 children are not eating any wholegrain foods and 94% of children were not achieving the recommended wholegrain intake. Grains are the … Continue reading Wholegrains


Preventing Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in childhood. Prevalence is up to 3% in some populations, and the allergy will continue in to adulthood for 80% of those affected. People living with peanut allergy, and their caregivers, must be vigilant about the foods they eat and the environments they enter to … Continue reading Preventing Peanut Allergy

Screen Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published new policy statements on digital media use by infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and in school-aged children (ages 5 to 18).The following are some of the key points: Excessive digital media use is associated with obesity, shorter sleep duration and delays in cognitive, language and social/emotional development in young children. Avoid … Continue reading Screen Time

Breakfast Cereals

How do I choose a suitable breakfast cereal for my child? Breakfast cereals can provide slow release energy, be a means of increasing a child’s milk intake for healthy bones and teeth, increase fibre and wholegrain intake for good digestive health, and also many provide vitamins and minerals. However, many breakfast cereals have high sugar … Continue reading Breakfast Cereals