Blog series: Establishing healthy eating habits with your child

21st September 2015

Eating habits are established early in life and form the eating behaviours that children carry forward into adolescent and adult years. It is never too early to start helping your child understand that healthy eating is part of normal healthy lifestyle. Positive role modelling as parents is very powerful, as children learn by copying behaviours.

Blog series: Understanding portion sizes for children

14th September 2015

Today, let’s take a look at the guidance on what is a portion size for different foods in each food group and how to achieve the right balance between the food groups. The Eatwell Plate* helps to illustrate that proportionally carbohydrate foods are needed in the greatest amount, roughly 1/3 of total energy intake. This

Fitness apps

It’s time to get active

9th September 2015

Today is National Fitness Day led by UK Active and this year many centres around the UK will be offering free fitness sessions to inspire you to take action and keep fit. To take part simply enter your location here to find your local centre offering free classes for you to try. Keeping active is

Blog series: Encouraging Active play and sport

9th September 2015

Today is National Fitness Day which is a great time to talk about encouraging your child to be active in their play. Taking children to the park or encouraging games in the garden gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and coordination, as well as building strong muscles and bones. Reducing screen-time is another

Child obesity in the UK

4th September 2015

Last night TV chef Jamie Oliver’s documentary, ‘Jamie’s Sugar Rush’, aired on Channel 4. Child obesity is a topic that we at Making Sense of Sugar take very seriously. As a parent, you may feel you’re continually bombarded with different advice on what to give your families to eat and drink. At MSoS we share