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Why Kids Should Cook Posters

Why Kids Should Cook Posters

11/06/2013

Why Kids Should Cook Posters We love these six posters from KidsCookMonday, they would be perfect for a school hall or classroom, or the area where parents collect their children at a pre-school. The pictures and messages all explain the importance of cooking both at school and at home, and how it is not only beneficial for a healthy diet but it also a good way to get the family together and as a tool to help children's overall educational performance. If you have parents who do...

E-Numbers By Stefan Gates

E-Numbers By Stefan Gates

14/02/2013

E-Numbers by Stefan Gates "Warning - this book may make you feel happier about your lunch!" There is an astonishing amount of myth and misunderstanding around E-numbers. They are universally billed as the bad guys of food, and yet they play a critical role in food safety. In this book and the accompanying TV series, Stefan Gates investigates the real truth about E-numbers. If you fill your grocery cart based on what you have read in the Daily Mail or b...

Jamie Oliver's TED speech

Jamie Oliver's TED speech

07/09/2010

Jamie Oliver's TED speech One for the adults, but this is Jamie's very inspiring speech at the TED awards, which summarises the problems with childhood obesity and the impact on public health. It's about 20 minutes long, and as you've come to a site about helping children to have a healthy relationship with food, you will think that you can't be surprised by a talk about what is wrong with our food. However the way he puts across some of the points is genuinely frightening but...

NHS Five A Day portion size guide

NHS Five A Day portion size guide

04/03/2010

NHS Five A Day Portion Size Guide Most people want to eat their five a day, but what exactly counts as a portion?   This reliable NHS printable guide is a good list of portion sizes for fruit, vegetables, including dried and canned foods.   It is very hard to find guidance for children's portion sizes as the variables are too great - age, stage and exercise levels, but the broad lines seem to be half the adult portion for pre-schoolers, and then scaling...

Teaching Children That Mealtimes Are Valuable

Teaching Children That Mealtimes Are Valuable

12/01/2010

Teaching Children That Mealtimes Are Valuable   Jayne Green is a childminder in New Basford, central Nottingham. She minds a mixture of pre-school and school aged children at different times of the day, all year round.   Jayne has raised her own children to understand that mealtimes are important, a time to share the day with each other as well as sharing one big meal together, and that food is important and not be rushed while distracted by other things like TV and ot...

Healthy Lunchboxes Advice Leaflets

Healthy Lunchboxes Advice Leaflets

07/07/2009

British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Lunchboxes Information   The British Nutrition Foundation produced a free leaflet for schools to send home to parents in 2009. It had basic helpful guidelines about what makes a healthy lunchbox. The print copies are no longer available but they still provide the leaflet as a pdf and a useful poster with some suggestions for menus to downl...

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