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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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48. The food pharmacy

Boost your family’s immune systems with the right diet and lifestyle habits, and you might just manage to fight off some of the worst infections.

Sometimes it can seem as if children shake off one cough, cold or tummy upset, only to get another.

So, if you want your kids to be full of health and bounce, bear the following in mind.

  • Make sure everyone is eating a well-balanced diet. See the chapter appropriate to your child’s age group for more advice on this.
  • Avoid foods that have exceeded their use by dates or seem to be past their prime – they may contain bacteria that can challenge the immune system.
  • Lack of sleep leaves us more prone to infection – so put a bedtime routine in place now.
  • Stress adversely affects the ...

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