Figuring out how much and what to feed you kids is always tough. To help you along the way here are the essential nutrients you should try to keep an eye on, as well as a few things to avoid.
Having been unexpectedly thrust into the role of teacher, you might have found yourself thinking about ways to give your kids a bit of a boost in their schooling. Omega 3 is an essential nutrient that can sometimes be lacking in many diets. Making sure your children are getting enough can be the little boost you’re hunting for.
Your child needs a lot of essential vitamins and minerals for growth and development. They include vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and iodine.
Parents around the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief as their offspring head back to school. And yet, it can be stressful as a parent going back to the school gates. That realisation that all the plans of reading novels, playing maths games or enjoying nature programmes - or, in our case, brushing up on our Spanish - simply didn’t materialise over the holidays brings a significant dose of parental guilt.
So you’re back wearing the work wardrobe again and little lovelies, should you have them, are back at school. I share your pleasure and pain. There’s also often the nagging matter of the extra pounds that a summer of Greek food, ice creams on the beach and wine o’clock at sunset has brought on.
Summer holidays are almost over the days will be getting shorter and the temperature dropping. Sounds depressing I know! And to top it off, it’s time to think about getting organised for the kids to go back to school. This can be a time that added stresses come on board, a general sense of unease and worry happens and more energy output is needed by mum's to keep the household in order.