Getting your 5 a day

5 Foods that are high in sugar

5 Foods that are high in sugar

We all know that eating healthily is good for us. So when the mood and determination are upon us we virtuously count calories, watch our salt levels and strive to reduce our intake of fat. We may even cut out wine and chocolate (personally, my two favourite things – substitute your own here!). And yet

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Sugar Swaps And Healthy Alternatives

Sugar Swaps And Healthy Alternatives

We all know that too much sugar is bad for us, but when you’re craving a three o’clock pick-me-up it’s all too easy to reach for sugary snacks and drinks. High blood pressure, obesity and tooth decay are just some of the reasons for cutting down the amount of sugar in your family’s diet. Whether

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Food to help with the Winter blues

Food to help with the Winter blues

Winter can be cold, dark and pretty bleak. If the short days and chilly temperatures are making you feel pretty much the same, then you may be tempted to reach for some comfort food. But before you do, consider eating some of these foods instead. Tipped to help keep the blues at bay, these are

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Avoid the power struggle at mealtimes

Avoid the power struggle at mealtimes

Mealtimes with young kids can feel as tense as climate change negotiations at the UN. Children have so many aspects of their lives controlled by grown-ups, it’s no surprise that the relative freedom of feeding time brings with it a degree of rebellion. If your child would happily live on a diet of pasta and

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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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kids and food

Kids and food

We all want our kids to grow up healthy and offering them the right foods and a balanced diet helps that happen. But getting information on healthy foods can be a bit of a minefield. There are loads of sources out there presenting advice on what the best (and worst) foods are but unfortunately many

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