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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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Food Play for the under-fives

July 21, 2015
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Encouraging children to eat and enjoy a healthy, varied-diet and develop positive nutritional behaviours is something every parent strives to achieve. Many factors including increasing costs, the rise in the availability of processed foods, reduced cooking skills and busy lifestyles have all impacted on children’s diets […]

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Creative Healthy Swaps

July 8, 2015
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Whilst searching for healthier choices many individuals have moved away from modern grain products for many different reasons often associated with health or simply to try something different. Looking for alternatives can prove nourishing, beneficial for our health and delicious.

 

The grain of today is far removed […]

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Moringa…the latest ‘superfood’

June 26, 2015
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‘Superfoods’ are best described as nutritionally dense foods that may offer significant benefits as we strive towards optimal health and vitality. They are often described as natures gift and as they are real foods in their natural form the body can recognise them and utilise them to […]

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What’s Iron got to do with it?

June 26, 2015
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Iron is critical for life as seen by its many roles in the body. It’s main function being the formation of haemoglobin that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and carbon dioxide away from the tissues to the lungs. For this reason […]

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Identifying and managing food allergies in young children

June 11, 2015
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Childhood allergy is becoming increasingly common in the UK with 50% of children being affected. Food allergy symptoms can be wide ranging and for many they can be life threatening (e.g. anaphylaxis). As a parent it’s vital to work with your child’s teachers and carers […]

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What’s Magnesium got to do with it?

June 3, 2015
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Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals within our bodies and is vital for in excess of 300 biochemical reactions. It’s required for so many reasons but namely to maintain nerve and muscle function, support our immunity, heart function, bone strength, blood sugar balance, sleep and […]

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Will my Child choose to eat that?

May 28, 2015
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Hilarious reasons children refuse to eat food has recently become hot topic. This source of amusement and frustration for many parents has been indulged by social media in many ways including an Instagram account aptly named #MyKidsCantEatThis, which since it’s inception in April 2015 has already grown […]

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Spring into Summer with edible flowers!

May 27, 2015
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Edible flowers have been used for centuries for culinary purposes in jellies, teas, oils and cakes to bring both subtle flavour and glorious hues, which can make any dish look and taste amazing. There is an increased interest in combining new, exciting and unique flavours which has seen […]

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Ice Lolly Alternatives!

May 22, 2015
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As the weather turns warmer children love ice-lollies and steering away from high sugar, processed options is not always easy. Here are some great healthier alternatives that children love to create and adults also enjoy eating!

Kiwi Choc Pops:

Cut kiwi into slices, put on […]

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Teaching Children to Eat Well

May 13, 2015
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As parents and carers, we are hugely aware of the fundamental importance of feeding our children nutritious healthy food but expecting children to conform with this ideal is not always as straightforward as one would hope. Having a toolbox of strategies to draw on can be invaluable in […]

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What’s Zinc got to do with it?

May 13, 2015
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Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has a number of important functions in the body and having low levels may have a significant impact on our health and well-being. Zinc is important for our growth and development, optimal immune function, wound healing, tissue repair and is […]

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