According to research released by the Children’s Food Trust, a typical packed lunch serves up more than a six year old’s daily sugar limit. Sugary drinks, chocolate biscuits and crisps were found to be staples of many children’s packed lunches.  Despite fresh fruit being the 3rd most common item (after bread and margarine), biscuits were…

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healthy breakfast

What did you have for your breakfast this morning? Was it something healthy, something not so healthy or nothing at all?   The BBC has reported that children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to do well in their end of primary stage assessments than their classmates who don’t. In a study undertaken…

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Sugar and its impact upon our health is a hot topic at the moment. Parents are now being advised to cut back on the amount of sugar they allow their children to consume. The Change4Life campaign has a range of ‘sugar swap’ tips that are designed to help guide parents through making healthier changes. Current…

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In readiness for the new term, new healthy eating rules have come into force for school meals in England. Amongst other things, the new Regulations state that: There should be one or more portions of salad or vegetables served as an accompaniment every day The emphasis should be on water as the drink of choice…

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