03 May 2018
Childhood and adolescence are critical periods to introduce healthy lifestyle habits. What measures can be taken to successfully prevent the rise of childhood obesity?
24 April 2018
Childhood obesity in Europe is increasing, with 1 in 3 11-year-olds classified as either overweight or obese. This infographic explains the risks of childhood obesity as well as highlighting 10 tips to encourage healthy habits in kids.
10 January 2015
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01 July 2014
A broad range of foods in a child’s first year of life may help to prevent the development of allergic diseases. A team of European researchers studied feeding practices by parents in Austria, Finland, France, Germany and Switzerland to measure...
29 June 2014
A team of researchers from eight European countries have found that a diet that is very similar to the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with lower body weight and fat percentage in children...
25 February 2014
Researchers from University College London, UK, performed a large-scale twin study to investigate the relative contribution of genetic and shared environment factors to children’s preferences for certain food groups...
29 May 2013
In a recent study, Dr Skafida from the Centre for Population Health Sciences and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (University of Edinburgh) explored why family meals lead to better food choices among children...
16 April 2013
In 2012 EUFIC launched www.coolfoodplanet.org, a new and exciting educational website for children, to help them learn about health, nutrition and food safety in a way that is engaging and fun.
19 March 2013
Researchers from the University College Dublin looked at the regulatory basis for the use of food additives, focusing on young children’s dietary exposure to food additives.
19 February 2013
Kids from families that encourage fruit & vegetable consumption are more likely to report eating them each day, which was mostly seen in countries where kids don’t receive free school lunch.
09 May 2012
Cultural and economic differences influence the type and quality of school lunches throughout Europe. School lunch makes a substantial contribution to children’s total energy and nutritional intake. Therefore, there are efforts amongst governments...
09 May 2012
New research suggests that the food preferences of young children could be related to their risk of becoming obese later in life. Parents and caregivers can influence young children’s food preferences, and here we discuss strategies that may be helpful and those which may be counterproductive.
06 September 2011
Sub-optimal vitamin D levels are highly prevalent among European adolescents, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
10 March 2011
There are many health benefits to children from being highly active. However, the rapid period of growth during childhood and adolescence means that their nutritional requirements may differ from those of adults...
08 June 2006
To develop to their optimal potential, it is vital that children are provided with nutritionally sound diets. Diet and exercise patterns during childhood and adolescence may spell the difference between health and risk of disease in later years...