Back to school with Letts Revision Guides

Now that my birthday is out of the way I can think about the whole “Back to School” campaign.  I won’t think about it before my birthday, which falls slap bang in the middle of the summer holidays.  In the same way that I won’t think about Christmas until after half term, despite retails clearing

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One in three adults admitted into hospital are malnourished

Did you know that in many institutions, prisons for instance, there is a legislation that requires them to meet mandatory quality, nutritional and environmental standards on all food served*?  Makes sense doesn’t it?  That we ensure people who have no real say over the food they are served know that it is nutritionally balanced and

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Avoiding summer learning loss with education quizzes

There is no denying that the summer holidays are longed for.  Needed.   Glorious.   Six weeks, in some cases nine.   The last thing on most families mind’s is school work and whilst I don’t want to be a party pooper here, they are also very detrimental to a child’s learning.   Studies have

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Family Food Planning

We are  always busy. Sometimes I’m so busy it doesn’t seem possible to even start anything, so the list just gets longer. And longer. I’ve started trying a few things that seem to be helping for me – maybe they could for you too? I’m cooking a bit more, and before you say “but that takes

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Frailty in old age is NOT inevitable

Seven years ago we moved my granny down from the area she called home to be nearer us.       “Us” being my mum (her daughter) and dad, and the five of us.   From Lancashire to Hampshire, a county completely new to her.  And whilst GG (great grandma) had lived in Canada and worked

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5 Dairy-Free Meals to Bring to New Moms 

New babies have a way of sparking generosity like nothing else. Friends and extended family of the little bundle of joy are usually eager to show up at the door bearing gifts and food to share. For moms with dairy allergies, though, the blessing of meals can be a bit of a curse. Mom is

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The cost of raising a child

Family time is so important, there’s nothing we cherish more than those memories from time spent together in the back garden playing, to nights under the blankets with popcorn and a movie marathon to that impromptu trip to the zoo on a sunny Saturday. But it’s also important to remember that these memories can have

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