Expert offers parents healthy eating advice

16 September 2011

Advice on how to ensure children eat a balanced diet to improve overall health has been offered to parents.

Peter Clough, technical director at Efamol - a company that specialises in omega-3 properties - said that eating a properly managed diet with all foods applied in moderation was the key to good nutrition in childhood.

In comments that could help in decreasing the chances of needing weight loss surgery in later life, Mr Clough reminded parents to talk to their children about food, to be aware of what they are eating outside the home and "best of all teach them how to cook for themselves".

He added that his comments represented "messages we have all heard many times but still find difficult to implement", before repeating the benefits of home cooked food and produce with reduced salt and fat rather than processed meals.

The advice echoes that of registered nutritionist Dr Carina Norris, who reminded people wanting to lose weight that a balanced intake of foodstuffs is essential to long term weight management.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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