Children & Teens

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Children’s nutrition is so important.  Understanding and maintaining a healthy diet in childhood may pave the way for a healthier adulthood and reduced risks of health concerns in later life.

Children

Children are constantly growing and developing which requires them to have a diet that is rich in energy and all nutrients needed to support this period of rapid growth.  Unfortunately, many children aren’t getting this nutrient dense diet and the exercise they need and this is thought to be linked to the increases the nation is seeing in the childhood incidence of food allergies, learning and behavioural problems, obesity, Type 2 diabetes frequent infections, digestive problems and skin disorders such as eczema

Using nutritional therapy to make simple but achievable changes to a child’s diet can have a positive impact on supporting many issues including, but not restricted to:

  • Weight management
  • Eczema
  • Learning and behavioural problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Sleep problems

Teens

As our children become adults they undergo a significant transformation in the growth and development of their body and mind. Nutrition at this critical time is vital in helping support the process and creating a healthy adult.

Many teens suffer acne, reduced energy, low mood, eating disorders, irritability, painful periods, growing pains and weight problems.

Nutritional Therapy may be able to support these health concerns by uncovering and evaluating any underlying imbalances in hormones or nutrient deficiencies. To address the imbalances we can then use a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes with the support of supplements where necessary.

If you have a child or teen that you feel may benefit from nutritional therapy to support any health concerns, why not contact Apples to Zinc.

References

  • Why is Allergy Increasing? Allergy UK 2013.
  • Children and Diabetes.Diabetes UK 2013.
  • Child Obesity. Public Health England 2013.
  • Fiocchi A, et al (2004) Dietary treatment of childhood atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome(AEDS). Allergy, 59: 78-85
  • Sinn N, Bryan J (2007) Effect of Supplementation with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Micronutrients on Learning and Behavior Problems Associated with Child ADHD. Journal of Developmental & BehavioralPediatrics,28: 82-91