Health & wellbeing

New school year, new resolutions

Plan ahead so your children get the vitamins they need from their diet, urges Fabienne Viner-Luzzato Most of us get vitamin D from the sun during the summer months, but the lack of sunshine during autumn and winter means we need to get our vitamins from a nutritious diet. September is often a time to […]

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Fixing the sandwich box blues

The new school term has kicked off and it’s time to stock the lunchboxes once again. It’s important to send your children off to school with a nutritious lunch to keep them fuelled throughout the day and help support their concentration levels. Here are some great ideas to keep you going. You could even get […]

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The importance of eating seasonal foods

Avoid eating tasteless, unseasonal fruit and veg, urges Fabienne Viner-Luzzato I was extremely lucky as a child to holiday in the south of France for two whole months in July and August. As a family of cooks, this meant discovering and cooking with local and seasonal products. French markets are a paradise for foodies and everyone […]

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Little Chefs

When you look back at your childhood, what do you remember? Picnics, barbecues and other eating-related events probably feature in there somewhere. And if your parents were the hands-on type, you may have had the opportunity to help create some of the culinary treats you enjoyed eating so much. The fact is, even young children […]

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Kids in families with mental illness

A better understanding of mental illness can help families to get through the tough times Did you know that up to 66% of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness live with one or more children under the age of 18? This means that approximately 17,000 children and young people in the UK are […]

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Holiday fun for all the family

Pool, soft play and arty parties make excellent birthday venues Perhaps you’re about to book the same holiday destination you book every year for your family holiday, or maybe you have no idea where to start. Before you book, it may be worth re-evaluating your holiday criteria, particularly if you have young children and are […]

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Ten ways to help your child excel at sport

Perhaps you’re the kind of parent who thinks back to PE lessons with sheer dread. Or maybe you were always first to be picked for the football or netball team. Whichever way, it is important that you support your child in their sporting endeavours without putting them off or pushing them too hard. Here are […]

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Is it autism?

Investigating the telltale signs of autism and how to go about getting an official diagnosis Autism affects more than 600,000 people in the UK, but it is often overlooked. With World Autism Awareness Week fast approaching (March 27 to April 2), we were keen to look at the diagnosis process for children who have what […]

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Encouraging healthy eating

Encouraging your children to make healthy eating choices will help them to stay fit and healthy in the long term We are living in an age in which obesity has become one of our biggest health problems. According to NHS figures, it is believed to affect approximately one in five children aged 10 and 11 […]

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Learn a new skill: gymnastics

Claudia Fragapane was six years old when she first took gymnastics classes. Dubbed the ‘Pocket Rocket’, she won four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and was later named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. She now has her sights set on the 2016 Olympics. ‘Claudia had lots of energy as a […]

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