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Lets Stop Food Waste!

Minimising Food Waste is great way to save money and minimise waste.  Love Food Hate Waste says: “in UK households we waste 6.5 million tonnes of it every year, 4.5 million of which is edible. We’re not talking egg shells or chicken bones… We mean the last few bites from your plate that you couldn’t…

Help with the cost of living crisis

Millions of people across the UK have have noticed our food, energy and petrol costs rising and talk of further rises can be really worrying.  Step Change have some great advice on how to help you now and how to be prepared for any further changes.   How can I reduce the impact of this…

Download the free food scanner app

Just scan the barcode, swipe to see the healthier options available, and make the swap the next time you’re out shopping. Grab your phone and start making healthier swaps. Watch the video here  Just scan the barcode, swipe to see the healthier options available, and make the swap the next time you’re out shopping. Grab your…

Give yourself and your family a Fruit & Veg Boost

Sign up for a Fruit & Veg Boost with NHS Better Health – Healthier Families By boosting the fruit and veg in your daily diet you’re helping to protect yourself and your family from diseases like heart disease and some cancers, plus you don’t need to make any big changes to your current diet, or…

It’s Sugar Awareness Week!

What are the effects of too much sugar? Too much sugar is bad for children’s health as it can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see. This fat can cause weight gain and serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, which people are getting younger than ever before, and heart disease and some cancers.…

Family Time Tips – free children’s activities to try

As we move towards the school Summer holidays it can be good to have a few free activities to try with your children at home that will be fun for everyone and help your child’s development too. The Early Years Alliance Family Time Tips – free children’s activities to try page has some great ideas, such…

It’s Healthy Eating Week!

Healthy Eating Week Developing healthy eating habits early can make sure your child maintains a healthy lifestyle in later life. A healthy diet is about getting the right balance of foods and drinks in the right amounts. This guide from the British Nutrition Foundation has portion size examples for a range of foods to give…

Healthy Start Vouchers – Free food vouchers for your family

Healthy Start Food Vouchers are vouchers that can be used to buy healthy foods. They are for pregnant people and people who are responsible for children under 4. Healthy Start Food Vouchers can be exchanged for plain cows’ milk, plain, fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables, any type of fresh, dried and tinned pulses…

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Healthy Families Right from the Start

As parents, we want the best for our children, but its not always easy to know what they need to grow or to make healthy family choices. There isn’t only one way to bring up healthy children, and each family is unique and needs to discover what works best for them. , but with so…

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