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Top tips for creating a healthy packed lunch for kids

Sending your kids to school or nursery with a healthy packed lunch is important. What they eat throughout the day can not only support their growth and development, but fuel their ability to learn, concentrate and play. This blog will help you to plan healthy nutritious packed lunches for your little one.  Healthy Packed Lunch…

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Fun Child-Friendly Recipes and Cooking Activities

In this blog we bring together all our favourite fun child-friendly recipes and cooking activities and put them in free handy activity cards. Each one contains a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create each recipe, along with useful learning links, so you can make cooking fun and educational. Most of our recipes use basic…

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Teaching Children to Cook

It’s important that we’re teaching children to cook, as it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to learn new skills and explore a range of foods from an early age. We know that developing healthy eating habits and an interest in food, early on, can help promote lifelong positive attitudes and enjoyment of good food and…

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Ramadan Activities for Children

We are now in the month of Ramadan where Muslims across the globe will be going without food and water as a way of reminding ourselves to be grateful for our blessings, this is also a time for more prayers, introspection, charity and service. To get in the spirit of Ramadan and Eid- ul- Fitr…

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Looking after Baby and Toddler Teeth

Looking after Baby and Toddler Teeth It’s so important to look after baby and toddler teeth as they play a number of important roles. For example, they keep a space for the adult teeth, support biting, chewing and speech, along with helping children to feel confident when they smile. To help keep your little ones…

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Ramadan Card

How to Make a Ramadan Card

Send your warmest greetings with a Ramadan card that is created by your little ones, to family and friends this Ramadan. We love this design,  it is easy to make and simple to do.  Here’s how: To make this Ramadan card you will need: 1 sheet of purple card and 1 sheet of gold glitter card…

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Toddlers desserts and puddings – should I offer them?

Why offer desserts? To support toddlers to meet their energy and nutrient requirements they need regular meals, desserts /  puddings and snacks across the day. Toddlers can be offered three meals (breakfast, lunch, tea), desserts and two or three snacks each day to get the balance of nutrients they need. Alongside lunch and tea, there…

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How to Have a Healthy Ramadan

Ramadan marks a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the globe. This blog will review some of our top tips for planning meals for a healthy Ramadan. The Ramadan start date for 2021 is expected to begin on Monday 12th April 2021, following the sighting of the moon over Mecca….

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Dairy and Alternatives for infants and toddlers

Milk, dairy products and alternatives for infants and toddlers are important sources of energy, protein, and a range of vitamins and minerals including calcium. The importance of dairy and alternative foods for infants and toddlers Dairy foods include items such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. These foods play an important role in our diet as…

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Sensory Play Activities for Babies – Part Two!

Sensory play activities for babies aged 6 to 18 months do not need to be extravagant or over-planned. Everything is new and interesting at this age and can be totally mesmerising!  Here are a few easy free sensory activities to get your little one off to the best start on their learning journey. Outdoor Treasure…

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