Home > Parenting > Child > Nutrition Nutrition All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Toddlers who drink milk 'alternatives' may end up shorter The nutritional content of different milk substitutes varies widely, and some may shortchange children on protein, fat and other nutrients. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Lunch and break timing affects kids' food choices and activity A study found that the specific food choices and activity levels children engage in may be influenced by the timing and duration of lunch and breaks. Moms in need of support for successful breast-feeding Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get breast-feeding mothers off to a good start. Does breastfeeding really make your preschooler smarter? The belief that babies who are breast-fed have advantages in their cognitive development has been a topic of debate for over a century. Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption A recent survey indicates that people who gardened as kids end up eating more fruits and vegetables by the time they get to college. Child malnutrition still widespread 22 years into democracy Two reports have been released in South Africa that show the unacceptably high proportion of children in poor living conditions. This family had McDonald’s and Spur almost 10 times a month It was only when Angel Khoza was bullied for being overweight when her parents realised that their weekly meals out were harming their family. More families in SA might want to take a page from their playbook. Day care doesn't make kids gain weight A great concern is that when you take control out of parents' hands about what children are eating or doing during the day, they might end up being overweight. Health check: is caffeine actually bad for kids? Is there truth to the belief that coffee stunts children's growth or disturbs their rest? Rice cereals introduce babies to junk food – Noakes Rice cereals are a child's earliest introduction to junk food, Professor Tim Noakes has said during a hearing into his conduct by the Health Professions Council of SA. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Here's some help... » Combat childhood obesity Childhood obesity brings future health problems 3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules. Time for a break? » Stressful job leads to emotional burnout Work burnout tied to emotional eating This is why you must take annual leave Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.