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Fussy eating

Ask any mum or dad for their top ten worries about parenting and encouraging children to eat well is normally high on the list. The Children’s Food Trust ran a survey with Mumsnet and parents told us fussy eating was one of the main reasons why th...

Posted on 19 October 2012

Fruit juice facts

Fruit juice is one way to help your child reach the five portions of fruit and veg they need to eat each day, and to take in important nutrients like vitamin C. But it’s easy to forget that fruit juice contains sugar too. This can contribute to...

Posted on 12 October 2012

Bringing it to the table - eating as a family

New research from the Journal of Epidemiology and Child Health looked at the eating habits of almost 2,400 children in south London. On the day of their study, they found that children whose families said they always ate together round a table ate...

Posted on 17 January 2013

Have you got a Calcium Kid?

And I don’t mean the film ! Far too many children aren’t getting enough calcium. In fact, one in eight 11-18 year-olds aren’t getting the recommended amount , and it’s a big problem. We need calcium for strong bones and teeth, especially during...

Posted on 17 January 2013

Don't go cold turkey...

Christmas dinner’s only just out of the way, but don’t swear off the turkey for too long. It’s a great way to help make sure your children are getting enough folate. This nutrient is one of a group of B vitamins and occurs naturally in foods, thou...

Posted on 17 January 2013

Cheesed off?

A new survey out this week highlighted that cheese can often contain more salt than you might think. Read a good summary of the response in the Guardian . Most kids love cheese, so what’s the best way to use it in a healthy diet for them? Here are...

Posted on 17 January 2013

Five a day for kids: Mission Impossible?

Five a day. On paper, it doesn’t sound too scary, does it? But for loads of parents who email, call and write to us every day, I know that even with the news of pledges from supermarkets, caterers and retailers this week under the Fruit and Veg...

Posted on 17 January 2013

Letters on lunchtime

Bonfire night may have been and gone, but it seems that time for lunch is still causing fireworks for some parents who’ve contacted us recently. We’ve been emailed by several mums and dads who are worried about their children not getting enough ti...

Posted on 17 January 2013

Make 2015 the year of eating well

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Did ‘Dry January’ end for you on Saturday the 3 rd ? How about some resolutions that really pay off? Here are the Children’s Food Trust’s top tips on helping your child to eat better in 2015. Try them all...

Posted on 30 January 2015

The secret of high energy parents

Lack of sleep, no time to eat a healthy dinner, no time to grab a glass of water, no ‘me’ time – just no time whatsoever! These are comments I often hear from parents who want to give their health and energy a boost. Whilst being a parent can be...

Posted on 20 September 2017

Eat your way to a healthy and productive 2013

Food and nutrition is one of the top three issues you say you would like more support with, according to a recent study from Edenred. So here is Oliver Gray, one of the UK’s leading health and energy experts and author of ENERGISE YOU, with some...

Posted on 29 January 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

Packing lunches without the pester power – how can you resist?

Standing in the supermarket facing a wall of special offers for packed lunch snacks is stressful enough, throw in a couple of kids begging you to buy their favourite cereal bars, sweet drinks and crisps and before you know it all of your hopes and...

Posted on 15 August 2016

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

‘Staving off the Winter Blues’ / Keeping the family healthy and happy throughout the winter months

As the clocks go back and the autumn draws in, here’s the latest thinking on how to stay energised as the colder months take hold. Launch a three-pronged attack on your family’s exercise, diet and sleep routines to keep everyone bright-eyed and...

Posted on 03 November 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