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Get Fruity – how to get children to eat more fruit!

July 14, 2016
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Eating your ‘five a day’ has become mainstream advice but still children are falling short of this minimum recommendation with latest research suggesting children aged between 5-15 eat an average of 3 a day and low fruit diets can increase the risk of disease in adulthood […]

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What could School Food Culture look like?

July 8, 2016
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School food culture is hot topic right now in a move to engage schools with public health and promote well-being. If children and ultimately parents understand more about food, nutrition and the value of the dining experience the effect could be huge. When I think back to […]

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Fats explained

July 7, 2016
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Understanding which fats are good and which fats are bad has to be one of the most controversial topics of dietary health advice and even now some of the messages continue to be misleading. Fats are essential for our health, energy and metabolism. A fatty membrane surrounds every […]

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Foods to keep the Heart Healthy

June 5, 2016
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The UK’s single biggest killer is heart disease. Emerging evidence suggests children/teenagers with high blood pressure and cholesterol may well carry this with them into adulthood. This, together with increasing obesity and diabetes rates mean optimal health in adulthood can be compromised. Understanding more about how […]

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Be salt aware

May 11, 2016
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An awareness of salt levels in our foods and it’s impact on our cardiovascular health is certainly not a new concept and the latest media reports suggest that levels of salt are slowly decreasing in part due to the manufacturers, retailers and public awareness. As the public […]

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Why the body needs potassium

April 21, 2016
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Potassium like all other minerals has a specific role in the body and works alongside other nutrients to support our optimal health. The World Health Organisation published recommendations for both adults and children in 2012, suggesting an increase in potassium rich foods may reduce the risk of cardiovascular […]

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The Food Teachers View from Qatar: Promoting Health in the Battle against Obesity

March 30, 2016
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Visiting Doha in Qatar to see first hand how a country are working to address their alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes was an amazing experience. The launch of a Healthy Food Initiative at the 7th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (#QIFF2016) was one example […]

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Get Childhood Constipation Moving!

March 29, 2016
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Childhood constipation is extremely common and depending on criteria used it is believed to affect between 5-30% of the child population. Symptom based criteria includes reduction of bowel movements, faecal incontinence and a change of stool consistency. Individuals can have very different bowel times but optimal transit […]

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The importance of Fibre

March 1, 2016
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The latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey data (2014) highlighted the lack of fibre consumed in the UK diet. With recommendations to increase our current intakes it’s useful to know a little about why it’s important, the role it plays and how to increase consumption in […]

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Bad behaviour- can nutrition affect their concentration & behaviour?

February 11, 2016
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The foods we eat can have a huge impact on how we feel and behave, which can be much more apparent in children. Understanding factors that can support optimal concentration and behaviour such as planning for a well balanced diet high in nutrients and reducing factors, which may […]

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NEWS: Nutrition Know How for Nannies

February 3, 2016
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Following a string of national talks and events The Food Teachers latest Nutrition Know How course focused on support for local nannies in Hertfordshire

24 local nannies gave up their Saturday morning this week to learn about the importance of nutrition for growing children. The 3 […]

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Get Creative Making Edible Gifts

January 26, 2016
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Whether it’s the weekend or the holidays planning some creative time can be great fun for both adults and children. Friends and family often love receiving home made gifts and if they are edible and healthy they’re bound to be a hit.

 

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