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 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. 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' 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. Health check: is caffeine actually bad for kids? Is there truth to the belief that coffee stunts children's growth or disturbs their rest? 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. Picky eaters – should parents be worried? DietDoc explains why parents may need to pay greater attention to possible underlying psychological problems in children who are 'selective eaters' (SE). 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. Breast milk benefits Why is breast milk so good for a newborn’s development? We investigate the breastfeeding benefits. Longer maternity leave in India to encourage breastfeeding Longer maternity leave would encourage Indian mothers to breastfeed their babies, thereby reducing malnutrition. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?