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When I wrote part 1, I promised there would be more... Here it is! Last time we talked about: Hand hygiene, general yuk, listening to an adult, not touching things they have not been asked to touch, stirring skills, measuring out ingredients, food handling and the language of recipes This time, we are going to look… Continue reading Cooking with children – part 2
It's harvest festival time again. A time when we think about all the wonderful things we have to eat. All of nature's finest larder items. Purple sprouting broccoli, squash of many colours and shapes, blackberries and hundreds of varieties of apple. We are fast forgetting the rhythm of the seasons as fruit and vegetables are… Continue reading Harvest time
I was recently told about this article which was published in Nature as a News Feature. It is a long and detailed article looking at what we know about vitamin supplements for the general population. It concludes that studies need to be designed better and we need to be better at analysing the data in order… Continue reading Vitamin supplements – should we take them?
There has been some interesting research published recently about children eating their vegetables. Check out http://www.nutritionsociety.org/blog/paper-month-nudge-children-eat-more-vegetables for more details. It goes to show that if you don't offer a variety of vegetables, children will not have the chance to try them. I meet lots of parents who say their children won't eat vegetables. What they often mean is… Continue reading Eating your greens
With government cuts there seems to be less and less information available for parents from health professionals about all sorts of parenting issues. Are parents supposed to reply on instinct, the internet, books and word of mouth? With an obesity epidemic and rickets (vitamin D deficiency in children) on the rise we really shouldn't be… Continue reading Weaning
When Change4Life launched I thought it was a positive initiative, although very misinformed. Living and working at the time in a very deprived part of south east London with a high proportion of the population from minority ethnic communities, I felt that though the messages were great, they would not reach our population. They might… Continue reading Change4Life Supermeals