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Healthy Cooking for Your Children Behaviour, learning and mental health problems in children are rising as fast as rates of obesity and diabetes. Food affects brains as well as bodies, and early malnourishment can have devastating effects on both. Conversely, improving nutrition can help reduce antisocial behaviour as well as symptoms of ADHD, dyslexia, depression and related conditions. Governments are trying to improve children's diets, but young people's exposure to marketing pressures in our time-poor, anxiety-ridden, media-driven society is at an all-time high. Widespread action is needed to reverse current trends - and we all need to take responsibility for what we are feeding young minds and bodies. In this Cooking for Health class focused on ?Cooking Healthy Food for Your Children? , we look at: ? The best and the worst food for children ? Easy steps to free your child from food traps ? Simple, child-friendly recipes ? Practical tips to help your child make the best food choices The class involves 100% hands-on practical cooking in a small, supervised group, combined with teaching of up-to-date information and research findings on the effects of diet on health. Clear, easy-to-follow presentations and handouts are provided with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. Through practical cooking, theory, discussions, individual and group work, participants learn how to create health and well-being for mind and body.

Healthy Cooking for Your Children Behaviour, learning and mental health problems in children are rising as fast as rates of obesity and diabetes. Food affects brains as well as bodies, and early malnourishment can have devastating effects on both. Conversely, improving nutrition can help reduce antisocial behaviour as well as symptoms of ADHD, dyslexia, depression and related conditions....

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