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Back to school – food for school aged children

And a busy life also means unhealthy diet and lack of sleep as they try to cope up with the homework and assignments, and added responsibilities and obligations that come with age.

As an adult in a child’s life, it is important for parents and guardians to remember that a healthybalanced diet for children provides essential vitamins, minerals and other nutritional goodies that kids need for healthy growth and development.

Prepare your child for school life

And it is January of the new year, slowly winding down; when February comes, you know you should let them go. In the end, you know it’s part of life and you have gone through this yourself.

Loop Lifestyle has put together a few tips from Parents magazine to help you prepare your child for his or her first day of school.

Here are four little lessons kids need before starting school:

Before your child starts pre-school or kindergarten, be sure he's schooled in these basics.

1.Bathroom Skills 101

Aleppo girl Bana Alabed meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at presidential palace

Bana Alabed, who posted to more than 300,000 followers from the warzone with the help of her mother Fatemah, fled the city with her family after an evacuation deal was brokered by Russia — the main supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — and Turkey, which backs some large rebel groups.

David Beckham: Stand up for children everywhere

During a preseason tour with the club to Thailand in 2001, I visited a local child protection center that was providing vital support to children as young as five who'd experienced violence and abuse. Seeing the organization's incredible work firsthand had a great impact on me, especially as my son Brooklyn was just 2 years old at the time, and as a new father I wanted to do what I could to help.

The dos and don'ts of posting about your kid online

It occurs when parents share details about their children's lives online, and there are some benefits to "sharenting." Some say they discuss parenting on social media to feel less alone and others post about their family to stay connected with their loved ones.

However, there are potential harms that come with "sharenting" too, that many parents might not recognize, according to new research.

Launch of multi-media competition: Why reading matters

The campaign includes the launch of a multi-media competition today which is open to children up to 16 years old from SPC member countries.

Literacy and numeracy skills provide a foundation for future generations to succeed at school and in life. The campaign, led by SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme aims to highlight how reading skills are of use in so many aspects of life beyond the classroom.

Honey can be used as temporary cough relief for children

And while most children are more than happy with this treatment, is there any evidence to suggest this approach works?

Both the World Health Organisation and American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend honey to help calm a cough.

Dr Ronald McCoy, from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, says there is some research showing a spoonful of honey every few hours can reduce irritation in little throats.

AFL holds clinic for boys and girls in Nauru

The children were divided into two teams.

The younger ones were led by Drew and the older ones by Scott Cain and they played a friendly match.

Gender equality is an important issue with football and they encouraged girls and mothers to participate.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change – UNICEF report

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said this in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known as COP21.

According to the agency, of the 530 million children in the flood-prone zones, some 300 million live in countries where more than half the population lives in poverty – on less than $3.10 a day. Of those living in high drought severity areas, 50 million are in countries where more than half the population lives in poverty.

UNICEF: Climate change big threat to children

The organisation issued the warning to mark Universal Children's Day om Friday.

It says climate change is exacerbating and speeding up already existing challenges in low-lying countries such as Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands.

UNICEF says this threatens to undo development gains made over decades.