Posts Tagged ‘children’

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

March 16, 2010

15th to 21st March 2010 is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week. The Down’s Syndrome Association has produced an action pack to help ensure pregnant mothers and new parents of babies with Down’s syndrome receive balanced and accurate information prior to screening and when a diagnosis of the condition is made. For more information on Awareness Week and the action pack, click here.


Always read the label

November 16, 2009

A new report by Which? has warned that so-called healthy snacks designed for children’s lunchboxes are laden with hidden salt and sugar. After analysing the nutritional content of a range of snacks, Which? found that the products promoted as being free from additives are actually packed with sugar. Robinson’s Fruit Shoot orange drink contains 23g of sugar per 200ml bottle, almost five teaspoonfuls. Kellogg’s Frosties Cereal and Milk bars contain seven different sugars, making a 25g bar almost a third sugar. Dairylea Lunchables Ham ‘n’ Cheese crackers contain 1.8g of salt, more than half of the recommended daily allowance for a four to six year old child. Which? is calling for tighter rules on when manufacturers can make health claims – this would prevent sugary, salty foods being promoted as being healthy options due to high fibre or calcium.

Martyn Hocking, editor of Which? magazine, said: “Parents should be able to pick out healthy products for their kids’ lunchboxes, but what you see isn’t always what you get. Some products give the impression of being healthy, but are full of salt and sugar. The best way to beat the lunchbox baddies is by checking the nutrition and ingredient information. We’d also like to see the rules on health and nutrition claims made tougher, so there’s less confusion on the supermarket shelves.”

Evie’s Kitchen appeals to all ages

September 22, 2009

Here’s Maya, aged two, enjoying Evie’s Kitchen:

Maya reading Evie's Kitchen

Maya reading Evie's Kitchen

Maya reading Evie's Kitchen

World Breastfeeding week

August 6, 2009

1st-7th August is World Breastfeeding week, an annual event celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding & calling for further support & awareness of breastfeeding mothers. The aim of the week in 2009 is:
– to draw attention to the vital role breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide
– to stress the need for active protection & support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies
– to inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before & during an emergency
– and to mobilise action & nurture networking & collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills & those involved in emergency response.

For more details, visit


October 17, 2008
Relax Kids

Relax Kids

Relax Kids is a fantastic resource founded by child relaxation expert Marneta Viegas. Relax Kids encourages children to develop confidence when alone & uses creative visualisation based upon fairytales to promote restful sleep & a happy outlook. The unique Relax Kids system is used by parents, teachers, therapists & play workers and offers classes, products and training courses. There is also a monthly magazine and in the October issue, Relax Kids contains a special Evie’s Kitchen excerpt and feature.