Food hygiene

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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Common foods that can trigger allergies

Common foods that can trigger allergies

Allergic reactions to food are more common that you may imagine, causing around 5000 people each year to seek hospital treatment in the UK, and an average of 10 poor souls to die from a severe reaction to foodstuffs. Most of us are, thankfully, immune to most allergic reactions caused by food, but you never

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making food fun for kids

Making food fun for kids

From the day weaning begins, most parents are collating an array of smart techniques to gain and hold their child’s interest in food. Veg in clever disguises, aeroplane antics with spoons, pasta arranged to look like a face. You name it, parents try it. Despite these best efforts, however, many kids develop picky eating habits

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tips for making your food last longer

Tips for making your food last longer

As a nation, the UK can be quite wasteful when it comes to food. Over half of foods wasted in the UK surprisingly come from our own homes and we throw away a staggering 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year! Think we need to get a bit savvier and start getting to

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tips for using a slow cooker

Tips for using a slow cooker

Dark winter evenings call for hearty stews, and slow cookers are the perfect way to create healthy comfort food without spending ages slaving over the cooker. As well as being a healthy way to cook, slow cookers also take a lot of effort out of making meals, are economical, inexpensive and easy to use. Here

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encouraging children to try different food

Encouraging children to try different foods

As adults we all know what a healthy and balanced diet should look like. However, encouraging children to try different foods is not always easy. Some are just naturally picky, while others can be scared of trying new tastes. Here are a few simple tips that should make mealtimes a more pleasant experience. Make it

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