Toddler Meal Planning: What Should Your Little One Eat in a Day

Parents have two important tasks when it comes to their toddler’s food. The first is to ensure that the toddler gets good and nutritious food so that they can grow and develop optimally. The second is to get their little one to create good eating habits and enjoy their food. Children depend on a steady supply of energy and nutrients to grow and develop properly. The first few years of their lives are characterized by rapid growth and development. Therefore, a stable energy supply through a healthy and varied diet is important for the child’s health. Children have a great …

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Choosing the right foods to fuel your holiday travel

Making time to prepare nutritious snacks to take to the airport will guarantee your energy levels and keep your spending money safe for your holiday. Alongside nutritional therapist Adam Lloyd, Holiday Hypermarket has curated the ideal list of affordable foods that are as tasty as they are good for sustained energy. Adam noted: ‘It’s normal to grab lots of processed foods when eating on the move, such as sandwiches, sweets and snacks, but this has a big impact on our energy levels. ‘Most grab-and-go foods are packed with refined carbohydrates, which have had nature’s goodness stripped out, so they provide …

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Fish oil & high cholesterol

Eating nutritional food plays a pivotal role in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that consuming fish oil protects your heart and also helps to keep cholesterol levels down. Fish oil, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, is mainly found in fish and nutritional supplements. These polyunsaturated fats are believed to lower blood pressure and improve the levels of good cholesterol in your body. When eaten in place of fatty meats, fish can also decrease LDL cholesterol. Study results According to a study carried out by the University of South Australia, taking a dose of omega-3 fish oil on …

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Giraffe Restaurants

Giraffe, the new addition to Tesco

A Giraffe? In Tesco? Well sort of. I was first introduced to Giraffe restaurants on twitter a couple of years ago, seeing lots of tweets about how wonderful and family friendly they are.  At the time I checked to see if there were any locally and was disappointed to discover that our nearest one was in Guildford! Having worked at Tesco for too many years to count, I still follow what they are up to and was very interested to discover that they bought out Giraffe in March 2013 where they planned to implant Giraffe restaurants in some of their larger …

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Packed Lunch

A Big Fat Fail!

All pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from this September, Lib Dem leader and Deputy PM Nick Clegg announced last year. The change – for children in reception, year one and year two – will save parents about £400 a year per child they said. Sounds great on paper doesn’t it? Although you can opt out of having free school meals we made the decision to sign Isaac up for them in the hope that it would encourage him to try more foods, especially vegetables, if he saw his peers eating them, as he …

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