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New app Spoon Guru opens up food choice for millions of Britons with multiple food allergies

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.

The National Young Writers’ Awards Return with best-selling author, Lauren Child, as Judge!

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!

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Dairy UK welcomes European Parliament vote on EU School Milk Scheme

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.

Top Tips for Happy Children when the Clocks Change?

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.

Boots Opticians Launches Clever Eye Check Storybook to Help UK Families Ensure Their Children Are Seeing Clearly

Boots Opticians has created a free, fun eye check storybook called Zookeeper Zoe that is available from 16 March. Up to 80 percent of what a child learns is through their sight, so this innovative book, developed with the National Literacy Trust, contains a range of interactive eye check activities to help parents and carers understand if their child might need support with their vision, so nothing holds them back. The book is also designed to remind families that all children should have a regular eye health check as research shows 53% of children have never had their eyes checked.




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