Introducing Come and Cook to Secondary Schools

A pilot project-involving year 11 Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle Pupils and Yr Orsaf Community Hub (see web link below). Background Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle expressed an interest in offering a group of 6 year 11 pupils the opportunity to attend a Come and Cook course over 6 weeks. The Come and Cook course is one of the...

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The importance of childcare settings in children’s nutrition

Did you know that healthy eating and physical activity patterns established during childhood and early years provide an important foundation for a child’s future health and wellbeing?  The Welsh Government Guidelines for Food & Nutrition in Childcare settings reports practicing healthy habits early on can have a positive influence on how children develop, grow and...

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Healthy Snack Award

Healthy Snack Award piloted in Carmarthenshire The Healthy Snack Award has recently been piloted in Carmarthenshire and Eco Tywi Early Years Childcare was one of the initial settings that were successful in gaining the award. The award demonstrates that Eco Tywi is putting recommendations from the Welsh Government’s Food and Nutrition in Childcare Settings Best...

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Healthy cooking course goes down a treat in Penley

New practical cookery sessions to help people learn to cook healthy home-made meals have been a success with locals in Penley, Wrexham.  Betsi Cadwaladr University Healthy Board’s (BCUHB) Public Health Dietetic Team, based in Flintshire and Wrexham, are back out in the community delivering a ‘Preparing a Healthy Meal’ course as part of a Nutrition Skills...

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Food Truck

Foodwise for Life inspires Caribbean Food Business

A man from Newtown has been inspired to lose weight and start a new Caribbean food business thanks to a NHS Wales weight management programme called ‘Foodwise for Life.’ Johnal Simpson had just moved to Newtown from South Wales as lockdown began: “My relationship with food was rarely healthy during the past four years. Living...

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Public Health Dietitian

Public Health dietitian urges mums-to-be to take folic acid supplements amid concerns pandemic has limited people’s access to vitamins

A Public Health Dietitian is urging pregnant women and those trying for a baby to ensure they are getting enough folic acid, following concerns the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability for families to access vitamins. Last month Andrea Basu , and colleagues at the dietetics department in the Wrexham Maelor, launched a local project...

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Healthy Food Scheme

New scheme focuses on healthy food for tiny tums

PORTHMADOG children have benefitted from a mouth-watering new initiative. Pictured right: The children of Meithrinfa Hen Ysgol Porthmadog with nursery owner Donna Maria Ojemeyi (centre) who have received their Tiny Tums Best Practice certificate Children at nurseries in Gwynedd are now making use of a nutrition scheme developed and delivered by dietitians. Meithrinfa Hen Ysgol...

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