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Dieting around your kids a negative choice or just educating them on healthy eating?

For several years now I have been careful of what I eat.  My metabolism is very poor and I only have to glance at a cake for it to add 10lbs to my hips.  I don’t eat ready meals and cook every night from scratch.  Chips in the house are a rare occurrence and if we eat fast food its from a local Italian restaurant where they make the most amazing pizzas.

At home with Addy I am conscious of what I feed both of us in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  We are both members of the local health club and Addy loves her sport doing at least three active sports sessions a week (she’d do more if she could!).  You’ll always find chocolate in the house but it is a treat and not to be eaten over and above fruit and yoghurts.

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Keeping the Kids Fuelled for Back To School

back to school

Right now the debate in our house is packed lunches v school dinners for Miss Roo going back to school.  I can see myself easily coping with packed lunches in the early part of the week when the cupboards are plentiful after a shop at Sainsbury’s, but come the end of the week it may prove a little bit more of a challenge to cater for madam’s aversion to bread and anything other than ham or tuna!

I want to make sure that the is well fuelled though for her new journey of learning – after all starting reception is a big step in any child’s life and their brains are about to get a serious workout and they will need to have a well rounded breakfast to see them through the morning and a varied and healthy lunchtime meal.

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Preparing a healthy hamper for a children’s picnic

It’s great to go out for a family picnic in the sunshine.  The kids get to burn off energy, you get to relax in the Great British outdoors and it’s a really good way to get them to eat lots of different foods as you can make meal times fun.  It’s important to make sure that any meal contains a balance of healthy and nutritious food to keep little one’s bones and teeth healthy.   So here are some quick and easy healthy picnic alternatives which will keep your hygienist happy without compromising taste.

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