Here is a link to our Healthy Living page, full of resources to help you and your family eat healthily as well as looking after your physical and mental health:
Below you will find some recipe videos to watch at home:
Here are some more great recipes for you and your child to try at home!
I have low BMI in pregnancy and had been worried about eating well to support my baby’s development. I was signposted to the NHS and British Nutrition Foundation links on the Virtual CC website and found them really helpful. I would recommend these links to other parents too.
In the absence of children's sessions at the Pokesdown and Southbourne Children's Centre during Covid 19 Lockdown, I have found the children's centre website very supportive, with ideas, information and practical examples to support me with my 5 month old son and my two and a half year old son. The Grow Brain information section was extremely useful!! A good memory refresher for us all.
Also the under ones section gave me lots of support with ideas and information on how to help my baby's development. In addition, the Let's Cook section with videos gave lots of practical examples and ideas to develop my toddler and have fun learning together. When I was struggling with trying to find new things to do, the website proved very useful.
Although I feel the website does not replace face-to-face sessions at the Children's Centre, the information available via the website has been a welcome lifeline for me and my children. Thank you for providing it.
We tried the recipe for the banana squares today. We practised lots of turn taking, mixing the ingredients together - which was challenging at times! We decided to do this recipe as we had all of the ingredients in the house already.
The video and recipe was really simple and easy to follow and was a real help as I am not a natural baker. The banana squares were delicious and a really nice healthy snack for the children.
I think I enjoyed eating them just as much as the children did! Thank you for your lovely ideas.
I tried this recipe with my 3 and 5 year old on a rainy afternoon. My 3 year old loved following the instructions and was able to say a new word - ‘mixing’.
I got my 5 year old to weigh out the ingredients and read the scales - so we had a maths lesson at the same time!
We really enjoyed the time together and my 5 year old said - ‘I want more of these they are so yummy!’ We are going to try the recipe again but with chocolate chips.
We are looking forward to trying more of the recipes, thank you!