Family meals ‘boost child fruit and vegetable intake’

first_imgBBC 20 Dec 2012Eating meals as a family improves children’s eating habits – even if it only happens once or twice a week, UK researchers suggest. It is recommended children eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day – about 400g. The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health study found those who always ate together achieved this – but those who only did sometimes came close. Watching parents and siblings eat teaches good habits, experts said.Parental exampleThis study looked at just under 2,400 children at 52 primary schools in south London. Parents and fieldworkers compiled food diaries at school and at home, ticking off all the foods and drinks a child had in one 24-hour period. Parents were also asked questions about their attitudes to fruit and vegetables, such as “On average, how many nights a week does your family eat at a table?” and “Do you cut up fruit and vegetables for your child to eat?” The study found 656 families said they always ate meals together at a table, 768 sometimes did, while 92 families never did so. Children in the “always” group ate five portions of fruit and vegetables, compared with 4.6 in the “sometimes” group and 3.3 in the “never”. That equates to the always group eating 125g more fruit and veg, and the sometimes group eating 95g more a day than the never group. Seeing parents eat fruit and vegetables – and cutting up portions for children both boosted their intake.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20762105last_img read more

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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo was ready to fight Blake Griffin during fiery clash vs. Pistons

first_img“I was on the floor, I didn’t see exactly what happened, but I saw Khris going out defending me. That’s my big brother,” he added. “It means a lot. I always had his back, but now I have it even more.””Seeing Khris going out there defending me… that’s my big bro. It means a lot. I always had his back, but now I have it even more.” pic.twitter.com/1YuSWLZWZG— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 5, 2019Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer felt his team channeled any frustration with Detroit’s roughhousing effectively.”I liked our fire in the second quarter. I liked our fire in general,” Budenholzer said. “I think the guys, they’re in a good place. They’re playing good basketball. So we’ll keep it going.” Tempers threatened to boil over this time, with Antetokounmpo and Griffin’s initial altercation coming after a second-quarter collision.NBA POWER RANKINGS:Bucks, Lakers look like title contenders; Knicks, Warriors sink to bottomIn the third, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton confronted Griffin after the Pistons star stepped over a prone Antetokounmpo, who was on the floor after being fouled.Giannis didn’t like that Blake Griffin elbow. pic.twitter.com/jt09Hi676i— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 5, 2019Not today, Blake 🤚#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/VAJGPbZAnb— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 5, 2019″There’s going to be a lot of teams that are going to come out and try to be physical with me — try to hit me, knock me down to the floor,” Antetokounmpo told reporters. “I just got to keep my composure. At first, I was trying to … talk back, let them know that this is more than basketball. We can stop playing basketball and we can fight.”At the end of the day, my teammates want me in the game, my teammates want me to keep my head in the game and I was like, ‘whatever.’ At this point, ‘whatever.'”Antetokounmpo was grateful for the intervention from Middleton, who scored 17 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo was ready to “fight” Blake Griffin during the Bucks’ fiery 127-103 victory over the Pistons.Antetokounmpo scored 35 points as the Bucks extended their hot streak to 13 consecutive wins — their best run since a 16-game winning streak spanning the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons. Milwaukee also boasts a dominant recent record against Detroit, having won all eight encounters across the regular season and playoffs last season before prevailing in the initial 2019-20 matchup.last_img read more

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