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If you go to practically any restaurant in the UK or Europe you’ll notice one thing, that the portions of food and the plates they serve them on are absolutely huge. This, more than anything else, is one of the reasons that scientists say that we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic the likes of which we’ve never seen and why children, more than any other group, are suffering from problems associated with it.
Did you know that more than a quarter of all dinners eaten every night in the UK contain no meat or fish? Vegetarianism is on the rise and, with so many health benefits going along with the diet, it’s no surprise that more and more families are choosing to ditch the meat. If you’re interested […]
Last week saw Pancake Day, followed by the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Pancake Day, officially known as Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent and seen as a last opportunity to indulge and use up the foods that are traditionally forbidden during Lent, such as meat, fat, butter and eggs. First up […]
We all want our kids to be good eaters – enjoying healthy meals that will grow good bones and keep them healthy throughout their lives. Encouraging good eating habits is vital for healthy, happy kids and good eating habits involve trying new foods on a regular basis to develop a varied diet. We all know […]
Cooking with your child will be a great experience for them – fun, educational, and an adventure, which can draw you both closer. A bit of preparation will positively contribute to your child helping you prepare snacks or a family meal. Overall Benefits A Sharing Time Teaching kids to cook also presents opportunities to […]
Coconut oil is being lauded as one of the new healthy must-haves, especially when it comes to kids. Coconut oil is an edible oil that’s extracted from the fleshy white meat of coconuts and it’s being used in foods, medicines and in industry. It has a high saturated fat content which means that it’s slow […]
As children grow, it’s vital that their diet consists of all that they need to grow. We’re constantly being told in the print media, on TV and online that kids these days don’t eat enough vegetables to get the vitamins and minerals they need, to say nothing of the dietary fibre. Foods such as fruits […]
Physical Development is one of the six areas of learning in early years education and covers moving and handling skills combined with health and self care skills. We’re taking a look at Fine Motor Skills in this blog post (we’ll cover Gross Motor Skills in a separate post). Fine motor skills is the coordination of the smaller muscle movements such as the hands, fingers, wrists, feet, toes, lips and tongue and eyeballs.
We all know nowadays how important it is that kids eat healthy food – we’re bombarded with information in the media on a daily basis about how important it is to develop good eating habits. However, kids can be faddy and sometimes making sure that they get all the right stuff they need can be a difficult job for parents. This is to say nothing of the worry and angst thinking your little one is not eating properly.
Being a parent in today’s society should qualify each parent for the highest possible academic qualification, the top military honours and a gong at every award show going because to be a successful parent means juggling a set of priorities that is more complicated than anything else I can think of. Advertising creates a demand in the minds of our little ones (how can the industry even think of suggesting otherwise), there are more pressures on our time now than ever before and of course, money has never been tighter for all of us.
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