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Time to cut down on salt

Time to cut down on salt

Salt in very small amounts is essential for health. However, many adults and children eat too much salt. Too much salt can increase blood pressure levels and in turn increase risk of heart disease or stroke. Most of the salt we eat – about 80% – comes from processed food, fast food, canteen and restaurant food. About 10-15% is added ... Read More »

Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy Snack Ideas

Getting children to eat healthy snacks is hard, but don’t worry there’s many ways to encourage children to eat more healthy snacks. Here are Love Parenting’s top healthy snack ideas. ✮ Chunks of raw vegetables and fruit ✮ A small sandwich ✮ Yogurt or fromage frais ✮ Dried fruit ✮ Dry roasted nuts (not for children under the age of ... Read More »

Healthy Lunchboxes

Healthy Lunchboxes

Good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, so it’s important to put some thought and planning into them. Here are some tips on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox. Seven steps to creating healthy, varied and interesting lunchboxes  Include a wide variety of foods – starchy foods, protein, dairy, ... Read More »

Healthy Eating: The Fruity Habit

Healthy Eating: The Fruity Habit

The Fruity Habit Slice an apple or banana over your child’s cereal in the morning Munching an apple while walking to school or waiting for the bus keeps boredom at bay! Add homemade strawberry jam to bread, toast or scones as a between-meal snack Juice counts – a small glass of orange, grapefruit or apple juice counts as one portion ... Read More »

Healthy Eating for Kids: It’s not a war

Healthy Eating for Kids: It’s not a war

Many young children go through phases of being faddy or fussy eaters. It’s often an attempt to get attention and escalates at the same pace as your anxiety! Don’t panic, as even limited diets for a few weeks can deliver all the nutrients your child needs. A varied diet can be achieved over the course of a day or even ... Read More »

Summer time Fun: Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

Summer time Fun: Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

Summer is here, a time for fun and play for our children. Summertime brings with it more social occasions, summer camps, barbeques, day trips, and holidays for the whole family. Plenty of opportunities for fun and activity, but it can be a time when our weekly healthy living routine can be challenged. How can you as a family stay healthy ... Read More »