‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight without giving them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how parents can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her three-year-old girl was on the chubby side, Begum was surprised. I didnt think she was at all; I had felt like my children werent eating enough. She did, however, accept an invitation to join a six-week healthy parenting programme called 2% of those aged five to one-third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, yet many adults dont see …

We Asked Photographers From All Around The World What Love Meant To Them, And Here Are Their Responses (40 Pics)

When it comes to defining what love means, each one of us can have a unique definition. These 50 photographers have shared their unique points of view around ‘Love’ and have been selected as finalists among more than 15,093 submissions in the #Love2019 Photo Contest by AGORA images, a free-to-use photography app that has been awarding the world’s biggest prizes in global photo contests since 2017. More info: #21 Love Electric kiss in Germany by @wunderbuilder 17 reply View More Replies… #22 Love Is Love Beautiful moment between this couple in Madrid, by @evablanco 11 reply #23 Hasta El Fin De Los Tiempos Eldery couple in the Sucre Province, Peru. Times are hard, because he’s been suffering from dementia – …

No plastic please, Mum: my quest to make waste-free packed lunches

The average lunchbox contains lots of needless wrapping. So how easy is to create eco-friendly alternatives and will children eat them? A couple of months ago my sons dislike of school dinners reached the tipping point, and outweighed his parents refusal to find an extra 10 minutes each morning. We did the unthinkable and switched to packed lunches. A shelf in the kitchen quickly filled with colourful packages, each containing smaller packages. The drink cartons came with plastic straws, in tiny film sleeves stuck to the composite carton with a dab of glue. We bought them in trios, swathed in more plastic.And all the while the calls to cut plastic waste were growing and growing. Our treat shelf began to …