National Nutrition Week – Healthy Eating for Children:
Breakfast is a necessity! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children. Breakfast provides us with the energy to keep active through the day. Skipping breakfast can cause a drop in blood glucose levels, resulting in irritability, headaches, shaking and lack of concentration.
Skipping meals may also cause the metabolism to slow down which could result is weight gain at a later stage. A good healthy breakfast can provide up to 30% of daily requirements so its a good idea to make sure it is nutritious and substantial. A few examples of breakfasts include:
- 1 small bowl of All Bran flakes and low fat milk
- 1 small bowl of cooked oats porridge, ½ handful of raisins and low fat milk
- 1 small bowl of fruit salad and low fat yoghurt with 1 handful of muesli
- 1 slice of whole wheat toast and strawberry jam with a banana
Louise Bembridge (RD)
Runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.
Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.