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Bibs & bobs — 28 July 2019

By Mums At The Table 1 min read

Snacks for kids: Why they're a bad idea | How to lower your risk factors for dementia | On the big screen: Guess How Much I Love You 

Snacks for kids: Why they're a bad idea

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more—and may contribute to weight problems, a new study has found. The research also found that how snacks are presented (in a large or small container) has little influence on how much children snack.—Murdoch Children's Research Institute

How to lower your risk factors for dementia 

New research reported at the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference suggests that adopting multiple healthy lifestyle choices, including healthy diet, not smoking, regular exercise and cognitive stimulation, may decrease the risk of dementia. One study reported that participants who adopted four or five low-risk lifestyle factors had about 60 per cent lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia compared with participants who did not follow any or only one of the low-risk factors. Actionable lifestyle changes could even potentially counteract elevated risk for Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's Association

On the big screen: Guess How Much I Love You 

Until August 8, your kids can join their favourite meadow friends, Little Nutbrown Hare, Big Nutbrown Hare, Little Field Mouse, Little Redwood Fox, Little Grey Squirrel and Blue Bird for a cinematic adventure with the Guess How Much I Love You "Christmas in July" special. The screening includes a 26-minute Christmas holiday special "Christmas to the Moon and Back" and two bonus 10-minute-festive-themed episodes, "The Holly Branch" and "Feast Day".—SLR Productions