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Fussy eating strategies for families

Fussy eating is common among toddlers and considered a normal part of their development! However, if your little one is a fussy or picky eater, it can be a worrying time for you and other family members. There are lots of strategies that you can try at home, and in partnership with your childcare provider…

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Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit

Veg Power has launched an appeal to get us all eating more seasonal vegetables and support food producers during this strange time. As many food serving venues are closed, large quantities of local seasonal vegetables and fruit are at risk of going to waste! Let’s take a look at more of the benefits of eating…

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Growing and Gardening Activities for Children

This week is National Gardening Week 2020! As you’ll be spending more time at home, we thought we’d provide you with a few basic growing activities that you can do indoors or outdoors with your little ones. Why are growing activities beneficial? Growing and gardening offers so many fun and interesting learning opportunities for children….

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Vitamin D Requirements for Infants and Toddlers

Growing children need lots of energy and nutrients to support their growth and development and a good routine can help them to meet these requirements. Eating together as a family can support children to learn about and enjoy food. Offering three main meals, breakfast, lunch and tea is a great way of planning the variety…

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Eat Smart Shop Smart

In this month’s blog we explore how to make the most of store cupboard ingredients and take a look at how to reduce food waste. As we face current uncertainty with COVID-19, we have seen an increase in the amount of food that households are buying. This is placing a strain on current food supply…

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Take Care of YOUR 20 in 2020

Oral Health Week March 2020 Dental and oral hygiene is an area of great importance in Britain today. However, it is proven that dental pain caused by tooth decay is detrimental to school performance and that time off due to treatment and extractions is a major contributor to low school attendance figures! Why not incorporate…

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Choosing Childcare that Puts Nutrition at the Heart of their Practice

Encouraging children to eat well and learn about food early on in life not only protects their health when they’re young, but also sets the foundations for their future health and well-being. Therefore, it’s important to consider the nutrition provision and food culture of any prospective childcare providers for your little one. When visiting settings,…

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Healthy Recipes for Little Ones – Celebrations and Special Occasions

Children love to celebrate special occasions and events, such as birthdays, Christmas, Diwali and Halloween. However, much of the food and drinks offered during these celebrations is packed full of sugar and often fat and salt too! While it’s absolutely fine for children to have the occasional treat or two, multiple celebrations can mean lots…

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Breakfast Ideas for Little Ones

It’s important to remember that the word breakfast literally means breaking our fast. We don’t typically eat through the night so our bodies have gone for a long period of time without fuel. Eating in the morning helps provide energy for both our brain and body. In fact, research shows that eating breakfast can improve…

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Providing a Healthy Packed Lunch

Providing a Healthy Packed Lunch If you are looking for top tips and ideas for creating the perfect lunch box for your little ones check out this tips sheets. There are lots of ideas for food choices and keeping your lunchbox fresh. Download your copy of this handy tip sheet here!

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