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Tackling Child Obesity

Tackling Child Obesity

Don’t Worry – Help is on hand! We all want our children to grow up to be happy, healthy adults. But it can sometimes be hard to know how. Unfortunately, more and more of our children are carrying extra weight – which is increasing their risk of health conditions like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and even cancer later in ... Read More »

Six Golden Rules

Six Golden Rules

Six Golden Rules for a healthy lifestyle The family who eats together is healthier: It’s a fact that young people who eat with their families consume fewer higher calorie drinks, more fruit and vegetables, and less fat both at home and in meals away from home. High Five for fruit and veg: Five portions of fruit and vegetables boost intake ... Read More »

Lets Get Cooking: Getting Started

Lets Get Cooking: Getting Started

Let’s Get Cooking; Why cook with children?  If children have a say as to what goes on their plate, they will be more likely to eat it. (Fussy eaters may just eat things that they normally wouldn’t eat just because they made it themselves.) Builds their self confidence Promotes healthy eating habits Encourages an adventurous palate Encourages quality time between ... Read More »

Families Getting Active Together

Families Getting Active Together

As parents we would all like to see our children grow up to be as happy and healthy as they can possibly be. We want them to do well in school, have friends and grow up to be strong and confident individuals. One way we can do this is to encourage our children to do at least 20-30 minutes of ... Read More »

My top tips on starting your baby onto solid food

My top tips on starting your baby onto solid food

Just when you have your head around feeding your baby with milk, along comes another feeding challenge: Starting your baby onto solid food. The challenge can be a very daunting. When to start? How to start? What do I give? These are questions we all have as parents when it comes to starting weaning. So I have put together my ... Read More »

Managing Treat Foods

Managing Treat Foods

One major contributor to the problem of children being overweight or obese is the over-consumption of foods high in fat, salt and sugar, such as treat foods. Managing children’s treats can be hard for any parent to do. Here are our top tips for managing treat foods.  Top Tips Cut down on treat foods, but don’t ban them. Banning them ... Read More »

Cooking With Kids

Cooking With Kids

Cooking and baking can be fun. Fun for you – and fun for your child. Yet, they’re activities that seem to have been lost in the rush to get a dinner on the table when you’ve rushed in the door from work or collecting your children from soccer, basketball or music lessons. Taking time out at weekends to make a ... Read More »