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Frequently Asked Questions

Healthy Eating

Problems of eating behaviour:

Can fruit juice replace fruit?

My kids eat very little. What should I do?

My kids do not like to eat vegetables. What should I do? Should I replace vegetables with fruit?

My kids refuse to eat meat. What should I do?

Should picky eating be regarded as disobedience?

Is food reward to children an effective way to train obedience?

Can playing during a meal improve a child’s appetite?

There are so many brands of milk formula targeting “picky eaters” in the market. Can these products counter the “picky eating” habit of young children?

My kids either eat too slowly or swallow too slowly. What should I do?

Food choice:

Are ham and sausage as carcinogenic as tobacco smoking?

What cooking oils are healthier than others?

Full-cream milk has a better nutritional value than low-fat or skimmed milk?

Young children sweat a lot when exercising. Should I give them sports drinks to replenish fluids?

Are cakes or biscuits healthy snack choice?

Is “long-boiled” pork bone soup rich in calcium that promotes young children’s bone development?

Is organic food more nutritious?

Is chicken powder healthier than salt? Should salt be replaced with chicken powder when I cook for young children?

Is it all right to offer foods high in salt, fat and sugar occasionally, such as during birthday parties?

Can my kids consume drinks labelled ‘sugars free” as much as they like?new

Healthy development:

My kids don’t like to drink water. What should I do?

To “ grow flesh”, is it necessary for young children to eat meat, fish, eggs and other high-protein foods often?

My kids always feel hungry. Is this normal? If they are still hungry after dinner, what can I do?

If a child shows tendencies towards obesity, does he/she need to lose weight?

My kid has lactose intolerance. What should I do?

Physical Activity

Physical activity level:

My kid is very awkward with walking, running and climbing. He stumbles and falls all the time. What should I do?

Some children always play by themselves and refuse to take part in group games. What should parents do?

Tall kids or overweight kids are not suitable for exercise?

Gymnastics: does it promote all-round physical development for young children?

Muscle training: is it important for young children?

Should parents closely monitor young children’s exercise volume?

What are the adverse effects of screen time activity on young children? Why should we limit their screen time?

It is recommended that adults should accumulate at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and preschool children 180 minutes. Is it too much for the latter?

As for the recommended 180 minutes of physical activity, should it be performed at a moderate or vigorous level?

How should we arrange physical activity for overweight or obese preschool children??

Childhood obesity is just temporary; preschool children’s body weight will normalise as they grow up. Should we leave them alone??

When children sweat heavily, does it mean that they are exercising too vigorously and that they should stop at once?

Preschool children should concentrate on classroom learning. Physical activity should not take up too much of their classroom time.

When children play with toys, does it count as physical activity?

Arrangement for physical activity:

Are children aged below two exempt from physical activity?

Should children with asthma avoid doing exercise?

Should physical activity be used as a form of punishment for behavioural and disciplinary problems?

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