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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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Eating Out with Children

Eating Out with Children Eating out with children can be a great experience for them and a chance for them to try and learn about new foods. It can be daunting experience however for some parents as they worry if their children will get distracted or even to know what foods to choose. We have…

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A Day in the Life of a Registered Nutritionist

An Introduction to the Wellbeing and Nutrition Team Edwina Revel, RNutr and Georgia Leech, ANutr are Registered Nutritionists with the Association for Nutrition (AfN).  Qualified and competent in nutritional science and practicing at a professional level. We are passionate about our profession and the importance of seeking evidence based nutrition advice from a registered professional….

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Dry January and Beyond

Thinking about doing dry January? January sees lots of people signing up for Dry January- a campaign that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of January. Each year the campaign gains momentum, and in 2019 over four million people took part in dry January! While January is a fantastic time to make…

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Sugar Awareness Week 2018 – Top tips when eating out with children

It’s Sugar Awareness Week 2018 (12th-18th November) and this years theme is ‘Eating out’. More than ¼ of adults and 1/5 of children eat out at least once a week. Did you know that children are also eating nearly 3 times the amount of sugar they should be?! They get half their sugar intake from…

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Meet the Dentist

Meet the Dentist The Early Start Nutrition team met Dr Saul the dentist for discussions around key dental and oral health messages in aid of National Smile Month. This month we’ve been working with our early years colleagues to promote the importance of good oral health for children and their families. Currently, a quarter of 5…

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Top Tips for Tooth Brushing

Top Tips for Brushing Your Children’s Teeth The promotion of good oral health should be a key priority when working with families and young children. Why? Because unfortunately in the UK almost a quarter of children start school with tooth decay. In today’s blog we’ll be providing you with some top tips around tooth brushing….

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Pancake Tuesday 2018

Will you be celebrating Pancake Day this Tuesday? If so, we want you to share your mouth-watering sweet and savoury creations with us! As you know, mealtimes provide a great opportunity for children to learn about and try new foods and to help develop their cooking skills. Pancake Day is a perfect opportunity to involve children in…

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