Healthy Eating

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Healthy Pancake Tuesday


Who doesn’t love Pancake Tuesday? Luckily, pancakes are a treat that can be kept very healthy so long as you’re careful with the fillings. This year, avoid slathering your pancakes in chocolate spreads or sticky syrups. Pancakes can be a great way of getting in some of your fruity five-a-day as well as some other […]

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Why Porridge is So Good For You

Healthy Porridge and Bananas

Porridge (also called oatmeal) is a super healthy breakfast – it tastes delicious, is versatile and easy to make. Eating porridge fills your kids up for longer than other breakfast cereals – which makes snacking between meals less likely, helping children to maintain a healthy weight.
Oats have many other health benefits – including helping to prevent heart disease and certain cancers.

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What is a Balanced Diet?

Healthy Diet Child

Healthy eating isn’t complicated – for most children (and parents!) having a balanced diet boils down to eating more fruit & veg and eating less junk food. By encouraging good eating habits in our children we can help to prevent: Overweight and obesity Heart disease & stroke Type 2 diabetes Certain cancers You might think that […]

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How to Survive Christmas Dinner!

Healthy Christmas Dinner

It’s easy to overeat at Christmas, as we bombard ourselves with turkey, ham, sweets, trifle, cake & Christmas pudding. Sometimes you end up feeling like you’re more stuffed than the Christmas bird! To keep your family healthy this Christmas, and to avoid the after-dinner slump, follow these tips: You Don’t Need to Clear Your Plate […]

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Review: Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy

Lucozade energy is a sugar-packed soft drink that is very popular with children and young people. The “Energy” in the drink comes in the form of sugar. It contains so much sugar that an average ten year old child would need to do over an hour of cycling or playing sport to work off the calories contained in one bottle.

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Tips to Help Kids Eat Fruit and Vegetables

Girl eating fruit

Do you struggle to get your kids eating enough fruit & vegetables? Maybe you already know that fruit and vegetables are essential for good health, but your child just won’t play ball. Don’t despair, this article should give you some ideas! First of all, don’t panic. It is very common for children to be fussy […]

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Review: Lunchbox Drinks

Lunchbox drink

There are lots of drinks that you can buy for your child’s school lunchbox – but which are the healthiest options? Not all drinks marketed for children are healthy!

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