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Modern families enjoy just 38 minutes of quality time together on the average weekday, a study has found. A combination of work, school and a packed timetable of clubs and activities means parents and their children have little time left to catch up, talk, play or simply interact as a family on a week day.
One in five Britons now experience a food intolerance* and while many are using technology to help them manage their diet, until now there’s never been a single app dedicated to offering food options for those who deal with intolerances. From April 2016, the new Spoon Guru app, initially available for IOS (Ipad, iPhone) will offer the most comprehensive choice of ingredients, products and recipes for those living with multiple allergies, food intolerances or unique dietary preferences.
Calling children of the UK! It’s time to get creative and put pen to paper because the National Young Writers’ Awards have returned! Judged by best-selling author, Lauren Child and organised by popular tuition provider, Explore Learning, the theme this year is ‘The Mash-Up’ where children are encouraged to write a 500 word story that is a ‘mash-up’ of two genres. This could see a spaceman rocketed to Roman times, an alien landing in the lost city of Atlantis, a Victorian gentleman trekking the outback or your favourite fairy-tale character taking on blood-thirsty zombies – just let your imagination go wild!
Dairy UK has welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to put milk at the heart of the EU strategy to improve healthy eating through a better-funded school milk scheme. Members of the European Parliament have approved the merging of the separate school milk and fruit schemes to boost the combined annual budget by €20 million to €250 million a year. Member states will now be able to sign up for this voluntary aid scheme, ensuring that that milk plays a key role in the promotion of a healthy diet.
The clocks spring forward on Sunday 27th March at 1am. Parents with young children will find bedtime a challenge at the best of times, so the loss of a whole hour can turn the evening routine into pure chaos! Try this advice from Warren Evans bed makers and their expert Sleep Advisor, Dave Gibson BSC.