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Eating Disorders and Compulsions

An eating disorder is a compulsion to eat, or avoid eating, that negatively affects both one's physical and mental health.

Anorexia: Starvation is not the answer

Anorexia nervosa entails starving oneself to death in order to lose weight and consequently build up self-esteem.Anorexia is usually accompanied by hyperactiv more

Bulimia: The binge-purge syndrome

Bulimia is an eating disorder.Bulimia is often the response to stress and depression. Bulimics derive comfort from food. They gorge themselves, preferably on more

Compulsive overeating: Food is my best friend

Compulsive overeater is a food addict. The consequence of this addiction is usually obesity. A person who overeats compulsively sees food as the panacea for a more

The 20 Best Snack Ideas for Kids

Kids get bored of eating same snacks again and again. Therefore, you can try different recipes which are easy to make and at the same time delight your childâ more

Preventing Deficiency Diseases in Kids

Preventing deficiency diseases in kids is possible if parents ensure that the kids have a balanced diet regularly. Deficiency diseases hamper the growth and d more

Effects of Forcing Kids to Eat

Forcing kids to eat can have detrimental effects on their health. They can face many health problems if they are forced to eat right from early childhood. Lea more

12 Ways to Make Kids Eat Without Forcing Them

Making kids eat healthy food without forcing them is a daunting task. Kids always make a fuss when it comes to eating healthy food. But if parents follow some more

Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat On Their Own

Do you want to make your child eat on own? Do you want to encourage self-feeding in your child? Know about the seven simple ways to make your kids eat on thei more

10 Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies in Kids

Nutritional deficiencies can give rise to many health issues in kids. It is not easy for parents to detect nutritional deficiencies. But if parent watch for c more

7 Ways to Break Unhealthy Eating Habits in Kids

Children’s eating habits are influenced by their environment. Unhealthy eating habits in kids can be broken by creating positive eating environment and havi more

10 Eating Habits that Can Make Kids Fall Ill

Poor eating habits in children are responsible for many illnesses in them. Developing healthy eating habits and breaking bad eating habits in kids is essentia more

Mistakes Parents Make While Feeding Kids

Kids may develop poor eating habits and may be deprived of the important nutrients due to the feeding mistakes made by parents. Let us have a quick look at th more

How to Prevent Eating Disorders in Children

Eating disorders can lead to poor weight and other health problems in children. Therefore, it is essential for parents to encourage children to follow healthy more

Do You Make These Feeding Mistakes?

Feeding mistakes can spoil the appetite of children as well as develop unhealthy eating habits in them. Therefore, it is essential for parent to make a note o more

How to Improve Appetite of Children

Making a fuss while eating is common in children. However, if the child has poor appetite it can be a cause of concern. Therefore, parents must try different more

Iron Deficiency in Kids - Symptoms, Risks and Preventive Tips

Iron deficiency in children can result in anaemia and other health risks. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that adequate amount of iron is included in the more

Causes of Poor Appetite in Children

There are many factors which can be responsible for poor appetite in children. It is very important to identify such causes and treat them as early as possibl more

Eating Disorders & Poor Eating Habits in Children

Eating disorders and poor eating habits can take a toll on a child’s health. Therefore, such habits should check on time. Find more about the common eating more

Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiency in Children

Nutritional deficiency in children can cause health disorders in them. Therefore, it is a must to make sure that children consume nutrient rich foods. Let us more

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