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Poor school performance linked with obesity

Poor school performance linked with obesity

New research has found that children who are obese, and suffer from the subsequent side effects are likely to have poorer school performance. Continue reading

Distance learning for parents

Is it ever too late to learn?

With your child starting school are you thinking about going back to school? Continue reading

Starting school hints for mums

Starting school? You are braver than you think!

Hints and tips for coping with the first day at primary school or reception year. Continue reading

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Best starting school books

Best starting school books for your child. Continue reading

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Cereal bars don’t deserve healthy image

New research by consumer group 'Which?' has found that 29 out of 30 cereal bars, including those marketed at children are very high in levels of sugar and fat Continue reading

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Children unable to play due to couch potato culture

New research has suggested that sedentary children who watch too much TV have poorer co-ordination skills than their peers who are more active Continue reading

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Starting school tips

Practical skills to prepare your child for primary school. Continue reading

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Children’s allergies linked with parents

New research has suggested that children are more likely to have allergies if their parent of the same sex also suffers from the same allergy. Continue reading

Lack of vitamin D common in sick children

Lack of vitamin D common in sick children

New research has found that many children admitted to intensive care units have low levels of vitamin D. Continue reading

House of Lords back smoking ban in cars with kids

House of Lords back smoking ban in cars with kids

The House of Lords has backed a bill to ban smoking in any vehicle where there is a child present. Continue reading