2015 - The Food Teacher

Is your family getting enough Vitamin D?

December 31, 2015
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With estimates that 1 in 5 adults and around 1 in 6 children may have low levels of vitamin D across the UK, the impact for development and long-term health could be huge. The role of vitamin D has been widely researched and shouldn’t be underestimated […]

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Christmas Term Exhaustion!

December 9, 2015
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Is anyone else experiencing the end of term energy wipe out? School concerts, pantomimes, friends for tea, homework…it’s endless and the holiday countdown has begun.

In need of some tips that may help the next few weeks go a little smoother so you all survive the […]

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Is Water on tap?

December 1, 2015
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Water is essential for life and is critical for a whole host of different functions in the body. The importance of keeping children well hydrated and drinking water throughout the day can often be underestimated. Ensuring fluids are always available, encouraging sipping, and understanding how food can help […]

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Fermented Food – Kimchi

November 12, 2015
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Being fascinated in food and its many benefits I have read and researched a great deal about fermented foods and the impact such foods have on our health especially our digestive and immune systems. I recently attended a talk by Charlotte Pike who has just written the book […]

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Should my child have the nasal spray flu vaccine?

November 6, 2015
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I have been asked this question by several clients and fellow Mums recently as the autumn/winter NHS childhood vaccination programme begins. The nasal spray flu vaccine is being rolled out initially for all children aged two, three and four and children in years one and two […]

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Boost their Immunity for Winter

November 3, 2015
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As we prepare ourselves for winter, it’s that time of year when boosting our child’s immunity becomes hot topic. As their immune systems are developing and their body is going through a huge ‘learning curve’, their systems can be tested by a wide range of different […]

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A Healthy Childhood – 1920’s Style

October 20, 2015
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The modern world is overloaded with information and advice about all aspects of how to live. We can readily access research, our lives are filled with many distractions and the pressure to compete and succeed has become entrenched. Alongside all of these changes our diets have altered and […]

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All bunged up?

October 14, 2015
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It’s that time of year when everyone you speak to seems to have a cold or infection, has had one or is still struggling to shift it alongside that horrid excess mucus build up. It may be beneficial to avoid certain foods during this time and increase […]

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Eat and Play for Sleep

September 10, 2015
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Children and sleep, or to be more specific a lack of sleep, is a common topic for discussion. The accumulative effects of poor sleep can be significant for a growing child. A stress response in the body triggered by a lack of sleep can create a cycle of […]

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Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

July 31, 2015
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How often have we heard or used the sayings, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ or ‘you should breakfast like a king’? Are these statements founded in truth or have they simply just been used throughout generations to get children to eat up? Interestingly there […]

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Feed your Child’s Brain

July 31, 2015
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The brain has priority in nutrient supplies above all other organs, utilising 20% of oxygen and calorie intake making it the most metabolically active part of the body. Understanding how the brain develops, functions and an appreciation of its needs can help support optimal brain development.

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The Battle of Real Food versus Packaging!

July 28, 2015
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As parents we work very hard to raise our children to be happy and healthy. Sometimes this can be an uphill battle, especially when faced with advertising and marketing aimed at tapping into child pester power. As a parent, teacher and registered nutritional therapist I am always looking […]

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