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 Is your child crunchy, squidgy, smooth or rough?

Jess, mum of 8 year old Helena and 6 year old Fred asked us: My kids only seem to like raw veggies, which is healthy but a bit narrow - it's cucumber, red pepper and carrot most days, can you suggest how I can incorporate some veg into hot meals?  We asked sensory expert Kim Smith to reply.... Fi...

Jess, mum of 8 year old Helena and 6 year old Fred asked us: My kids only seem to like raw veggies, which is healthy but a bit narrow - it's...

Kim Smith
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#FoodWasteWarrior: Can You Pledge to Waste Less?

With the right knowledge and enthusiasm, kids can have a positive influence on food waste in their home.  Veg Power and Baylab, Bayer UK’s free laboratory for schools, have co-created #FoodWasteWarrior - a flexible education resource for teachers of students aged 7 - 11, to increase understandin...

Vanessa Kreimeia
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‘Grow Strong’ – Getting Children Growing

As part of our mission to get the UK eating more veg, we’ve joined forces with Edinburgh Community Food, the social enterprise and charity which tackles health inequalities, on an exciting programme. ‘Grow Strong’ is a pilot programme to help us create a powerful growing project which closely...

As part of our mission to get the UK eating more veg, we’ve joined forces with Edinburgh Community Food, the social enterprise and charity...

Rebecca Stevens (ANutr)
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Eat Them To Defeat Them from a Public Health Perspective

The growing commitment of Oxfordshire’s primary schools’ to provide positive food experiences and education to help children eat more vegetables has never been clearer. This year has seen the largest number of schools to date signed up to Eat Them to Defeat Them (ETTDT) 2022 in our area – 50 p...

The growing commitment of Oxfordshire’s primary schools’ to provide positive food experiences and education to help children eat more ve...

Claire Gray
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Everything You Need to Know About Healthy Start Vouchers

Health professionals talk about the importance of good nutrition for pregnant women and young children. The Healthy Start scheme supports low-income families to access healthier foods and free vitamins to help children get the best start in life.   What is the Healthy Start scheme? The Healt...

Health professionals talk about the importance of good nutrition for pregnant women and young children. The Healthy Start scheme supports lo...

Stephanie Douglas
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DO play with your food!

‘Playful’ isn’t necessarily the mood that comes to mind for most parents when talking about helping children to eat more vegetables.  ‘Annoying’, ‘exhausting’ and ‘futile’ is more the vibe around many family dinner tables. Or at least, this is how it was for me and my youngest son...

‘Playful’ isn’t necessarily the mood that comes to mind for most parents when talking about helping children to eat more vegetables. ...

Bee Wilson
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Peas Please: A partnership on a mission to get us eating more veg

Peas Please is a UK-wide partnership with a clear mission. We want to make it easier for everyone in the UK to eat more veg. To do this we bring together partners from across the food system – from farmers and retailers, to restaurant chains, caterers and manufacturers – all with the common goal...

Peas Please is a UK-wide partnership with a clear mission. We want to make it easier for everyone in the UK to eat more veg. To do this we b...

Rebecca Tobi
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COP26: Veg Power's pledge to "eat more veg"

In this blog post we hear from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall about his involvement in our short film COP26: Veg Power's pledge to "eat more veg" that highlights the environmental benefits of eating UK and Irish grown vegetables. Our film can be viewed here. The film, produced with support from Hugh...

In this blog post we hear from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall about his involvement in our short film COP26: Veg Power's pledge to "eat more ve...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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How do we make the “new normal” a “better normal” for vegetables?

Veg Power is funded by our unique industry-wide members programme with representation from 24 organisations from across the horticulture sector including suppliers, grocers and growers. In return, members have access to a range of benefits including industry briefings, brand-licensing opportunities...

Veg Power is funded by our unique industry-wide members programme with representation from 24 organisations from across the horticulture sec...

Dan Parker
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Tips to Get Kids Cooking Safely

SAFETY FIRST  There seem to be lots of rules, but once you’ve got into the habit of working safely in the kitchen you won’t need to read them every time.  Always let an adult know when you’re planning to cook. Cooking can be great fun but there are plenty of potential hazards. Have a good...

SAFETY FIRST  There seem to be lots of rules, but once you’ve got into the habit of working safely in the kitchen you won’t need to re...

Jenny Chandler
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