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Foods to Forage in August

There are so many fruit, veg and other foods available to pick in the hedgerows, woods and paths near where we live. Foraging has never been so popular so I’ve put a guide together about what to pick, how to pick safely and how to use what you pick. Foraging actually means to search widely …

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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week runs from 1st-7th August. This year, World Breastfeeding Week is focusing on how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of all, and the imperative to protect breastfeeding worldwide. Breastfeeding initiation rates in the UK are one of the lowest in Europe with 48% of babies breastfed at 6-8 weeks after …

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HEALTHY SUMMER BARBECUE IDEAS

The sun is out and what better way to enjoy it than eating outdoors with a barbecue? It doesn’t have to be just the traditional burgers and sausages, there are so many ways that you can enjoy eating al fresco whilst still eating healthily. It’s National Barbecue Week this week so I’ve put together some …

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FOOD ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

There are so many ways that we can help children to learn about food and nutrition. During the school holidays, with limits on what we can do at the moment, it is a great opportunity to do some activities with food. Teaching children about their food such as how food is grown, where it comes from, exploring foods from different cultures or learning about new foods, helps children to be more confident with their food and even try something new. Here are some ideas you could try at home or in your early years setting:

Pack the Perfect Picnic

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to head off for a picnic now that we can meet outdoors with the rule of 6. Whether you’re eating in the park, on the beach or by the river, I’ve got some great tips for healthier options for your picnic which will impress your family or …

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Pancake Day

One of the best things, if not THE best thing about Pancake Day is getting to toss your pancakes in the air! Life has been tough recently so I thought I would write about the best way to get the perfect flip to guarantee you the best pancake experience today Once you’ve got your pancake …

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