Healthy Eating

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Sugar, Health & Children

Sugar & Children

According to recent research carried out at the University of California, sugar is fuelling a global obesity pandemic. Sugar is far from just “empty calories” that make people fat. Sugar changes metabolism, raises blood pressure, affects the action of hormones and causes damage to the liver. Does your child eat too much sugar? We think […]

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Eat More Fruit and Veg: Lunchboxes

Lunch time

Eating plenty of fruit and veg is essential for a balanced diet, and getting your kids used to eating these essential foods will help them avoid a range of serious illnesses (including heart disease and certain cancers) in later life. This article will give you some ideas for getting fruit and veg into your child’s lunchbox!

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The Switch Witch

Switch Witch

I am the Switch Witch and I have a very special job to do on Halloween night. I take away sweets and junk from children and I swap them for lovely toys, stickers and shiny coins! Late on Halloween night, when everyone is tucked up in bed, I fly through the sky on my broomstick […]

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Halloween Recipes

Jack-o

Halloween needn’t be full of junk food – too many sweets aren’t good for kids, and dealing with hyper children isn’t much fun for parents either. Aim to get a good dinner into your kids before they go trick or treating. Why not try our spooky recipes – great for children and adults alike! Eyeball spaghetti, witches potion, mashed potato ghosts & spaghetti brains!

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Portion Size

CDC The New (Ab)normal

Portion sizes have been getting bigger, as childhood obesity becomes more of a problem. What can we do? Order smaller meals on the menu, split a meal with a friend, or eat half and take the rest home. At home, try buying smaller plates, which will automatically reduce portion size.

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Tips: Getting Enough Fruit & Veg

Healthy Fruit Oranges

Even though health experts recommend that we should eat 5-10 portions of fruit & vegetables per day, most people do not eat enough of these essential foods. Many children do not even consume a single piece of fruit in a day.

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Healthy Breakfast–Muesli

Healthy Muesli

If your kids are tired of the same old breakfast cereal, try giving them some home-made muesli. Muesli is a tasty cereal which is made up of oats, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Muesli is easy and cheap to make, and super-healthy.

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