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Make the most of harvest food

Make the most of your fruit and veg with these 5 tasty havest treats: 1. Tasty vegetable lasagne , stew and chilli can be cooked now and any leftovers frozen in airtight containers. Defrost food in the fridge, use within 24 hours and cook...

Posted on 14 November 2013

Food Allergies – is your child affected?

Hidden food allergies or intolerance's can play havoc with your child’s health.  Find out the best way to spot them. Allergies are widespread and affect approximately one in four of the population in the UK at some time in their lives. Each year t...

Posted on 02 April 2015

Are your kids eating healthy without you?

Getting children enjoying healthy food from an early age is the way to help them eat well for the rest of their lives. But how can you tell if your child is getting a healthy meal when you’re not there?  Well the good news is that school meals hav...

Posted on 28 September 2016

Goodbye junk food, hello home cooking

Maggie Sims MBE runs The Children’s Food Trust’s national Let’s Get Cooking programme. In her latest blog she asks why, given all of the evidence, there’s no mention of cooking skills in the government’s childhood obesity plan?  Cooking as a famil...

Posted on 19 October 2016

Trick or Treat: The Parent Hub guide to Halloween

Halloween is one of the most eagerly anticipated sugar mining opportunities for children. This year, (in addition to managing sugar consumption, dreaming up costume and party ideas) many parents are concerned about older children trick or treating...

Posted on 19 October 2016

Calling all parents - ready, steady, cook!

Whether you’re thinking about getting started or you already love to cook with the kids – we’ve got just the thing for you.  Run by the Children’s Food Trust, Friends of Let’s Get Cooking will provide you with the skills, knowledge and inspiration...

Posted on 27 October 2016

Friendships

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. For toddlers, early socialising establishes healthy patterns for solid friendships later in life and lays foundations for a strong ‘sense of self’. For older children, a personal support network creates ...

Posted on 12 September 2017

The real cost of a bag of sugar – will the sugar tax make a difference?

The long debated sugar tax (or the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to be precise) has arrived, launching earlier this month on 6 th April. But what does it actually mean? And will it really make a difference to the obesity crisis? So what does the suga...

Posted on 24 April 2018