Raising a Vegan Family: Bringing up a vegan child doesn’t need to be difficult

Deciding to bring our daughter up vegan from birth was never difficult for us. The first thing we did was to get some valuable advice from Amanda Baker at The Vegan Society. She gave us lots of information and suggested that we do some nutritional research and buy key books on the subject. When I […]

You are when you eat

There may be several reasons why young children have tantrums. The crayon is the wrong shade of red, the story ended too soon, the sock won’t go on. But one of the most important, yet probably most often ignored, reasons is low blood sugar – the child needs to be fed, and NOW. He or she eats […]

Family nutrition: What foods can help nurture a girl’s body when she starts her periods?

Starting your periods is a momentous time of your life. Some girls shriek with joy, others shriek with despair. Whether you want to celebrate with a girly party or spend a day reflecting in the privacy or your own thoughts, do whatever you need to make periods become a welcome and respected part of your […]

Hannah Newman explains how and why she stopped shopping at supermarkets

As a new mum, I increasingly found weekly shops in big supermarkets a stressful sensory overload. My husband and I were also becoming more aware about the importance of where and how our food is produced, and I was struggling to determine how ethical our basket choices were and whether the producers were being paid […]

UK Seed Festival – October 2014

National Festival Celebrates the Seeds that Feed Us Our entire lives depend on seed. Almost all of the food we eat starts out as a seed. Despite the central role seed plays in our daily existence, we seldom recognise its importance and that it is coming under increasing threat both here in the UK and […]