One of the many factors leading to the obesity epidemic is increased snacking in children. Today children eat around three snacks daily while thirty years ago they ate only one.
“Mothers should stop forcing or restricting their kids’ eating,” she said. “They’d be better off providing a healthy food environment, adopting balanced eating habits themselves and covertly controlling their children’s diet quality by not bringing less healthy foods into the house.”
Would like to invite you to join us for a dissemination and discussion seminar which aims to give some insight into the way that the new health commissioning groups will be organising and commissioning work.
With careful planning, an adult could spend as little as £12 per week on a healthy, balanced diet, says Tom Sanders, a professor of nutrition at Kings College London.
Filling up on starchy foods and cheap fruit and vegetables is key. Think lots of baked potatoes, hearty soups and pasta bakes.
Marketing Food to Children:
This is important folks!
Watch, take note and act - for the sake of all our children.
Anna Lappe at TEDxManhattan 2013 (by TEDxTalks)
The Cool Food Dudes were recently working at Barnard Castle Farmer’s market, showing that if you want to know about good food get it from the the farmer/butchers mouth - not the horses!
The Cool Food Dudes! will be at Barnard Castle Farmers Market this Saturday.
We will be providing cook n’ taste demonstrations from 10am - 3pm to show how easy it is to make quick, convenient, tasty & nutritious meals from local sourced produce.
Come along and have a taste!
Cooking classes ‘a boost to healthy diet’
Short cooking classes can have a long-term impact on healthy eating, a study suggests.
Questioning of parents who took part in government-funded courses in Scotland showed they ate more fruit and vegetables and fewer ready meals a year later.
Participants were also more confident about following a simple recipe.
Be Full of Beans is a hands-on exhibition at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, manned by specialists from Northumbria University exploring nutrition, health and physical activity. More Here
The exhibitionis followed by a series of mini lectures where over the course of six weeks you can explore a range of topics and subjects, from the flavours and components of beer and chocolate to the effect of diet on mental and physical performance. More Here