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  • Are dairy foods good for us

    Are dairy foods good for us

    Dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt are packed with calcium. Essential for the healthy growth of our bones and teeth, calcium forms a vital part of our diet. And dairy products are a great source of protein too. But the media often demonizes dairy foods with tales of high fat content and a

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    juicing pros and cons

    Juicing pros and cons

    Juicing has become extremely popular over the past few years, and with companies reporting an increase in sales of juicers – Lakeland has seen a 4,000% rise since 2013 – the trend shows little sign of slowing down. But is juicing a great way to get nutrients without gaining weight or is it just a

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    junk food in disguise

    Junk Food In Disguise

    Junk food is easy to spot, right? Chips, pizzas, anything deep fried. And we all know it’s terribly bad for us, so we try to eat it in moderation. But even when you think you’ve got the whole ‘I’m in control of my diet’ thing cracked the pounds still seem to creep on. The scales

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    Why cooking with kids matters

    Why cooking with kids matters

    After a busy day at work, the last thing you might want to do is spend time in the kitchen with the kids. After all, encouraging them to ‘help’ you prepare a meal will probably lead to extra time being spent on cooking and an awful mess to clear up afterwards. However, teaching children to

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    Healthy & delicious Snickers icecream (vegan)

    This raw snickers icecream (or ‘nice’ cream!) is bound to be a hit for all the family. Not only is it sweet and creamy, but it’s actually good for you –  yes, you read that correctly – it is healthy! If you’re not keen on nuts (or can’t have them) just don’t add the peanut butter

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    Importance of fatty acids in kids’ foods

    Importance of fatty acids in kids’ foods

    Essential fatty acids are vital for children’s growth and development. These are acids that out bodies can’t produce on their own so we need to take them in through the foods that we eat. Fat usually gets a bad press but in fact it’s crucial that we consume some fat in our diet and, of

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