Thursday, 20 July 2017

Where should we look for probiotics?

Getting plenty of good bacteria, also known as probiotics, is key to keeping little stomachs happy and healthy, and yogurt is a great source of this bacteria. 

Limit sugary versions aimed at kids because these are often lower in protein and good bacteria. Instead, choose plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt and dress them up with a spoonful of honey and sprinkling of fresh fruit. Look for the words “live and active cultures” on the carton to ensure that the yogurt has plenty of beneficial bacteria. Don’t forget too that a cup of yogurt counts towards your child’s daily dairy servings. Most yogurts actually have more calcium than a cup of milk.

Kids will love to assemble their own Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Parfaits

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Summer Holidays in Gdynia!

Children in Gdynia have 2 months of holidays and we know very good how hard is to organise them active time.

Gdynia Sports Centre has a special offer - summer area for children at main beach in Gdynia, open every day!
There are a lot of attractions and we guarantee that no one will be bored!!!

Children can take part in football tournaments, play "sand" basketball, learn zumba moves but also build castles, draw pictures, make their own sea animals from recycling and much more.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Try Hummus!

This heart-healthy dip and spread is one food that most kids will eat – as long as you don’t tell them it’s made from beans! But it’s the fiber, complex carbs, and protein in those garbanzo bean—combined with heart-healthy olive oil—that make hummus such a perfect food. The complex carbs fuel your busy little one, while the protein and fiber help keep him content and meltdown-free until dinner. Serve hummus as a dip with baked pita chips or baby carrots or use it in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches and wraps. Try store-bought or whip up a quick homemade version (Traditional Hummus).

Friday, 30 June 2017

Sports Event with Teachsport

On Thursday 15th June Teachsport Managed and supported delivery of a sports activity day to which it had invited all primary schools in the area. 

We set up and hold a parent workshop whilst the children participated in the sport as it was such a gorgeous day, the parents were presented with the Move Up project which was held outside on the field. 

A short information presentation of the project and the days planned activities was made at the start of the day it was then “ready set go” and off they went trying out lots of different sports.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Sweet Potato

This spud is one of the most nutritious (and inexpensive) vegetables around. The Vitamin A in sweet potatoes keeps eyes healthy, and acts like an antioxidant in the body. Sweet potatoes are a favorite among babies because of their natural sweetness and bright color, but they are often forgotten once kids get older. 

Try a baked sweet potato the next time you need a side dish. Simply wash, pierce with a fork, and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender. Then, serve like a baked potato topped with cinnamon-sugar and vanilla yogurt. Apple sauce or a drizzle of maple syrup also make good toppings. If you’ve got a mashed potato lover, then try Two-Potato Mash.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cricket Event at St Dunstans Jubilee

On Tuesday 13th June Teachsport managed and delivered a cricket event to which it had invited all local primary schools to attend. 11 accepted the invitation and joined us at St Dunstans Jubilee ground for a full day of cricketing activities for both boys and girls. 

The day started with a presentation by Ross Walker of our Move Up project, discussion on leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping active the children then participated in perfecting their cricketing skills. 

The day finished with a competition for which a cup and individual medals were presented to the winning team.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Salmon Burgers

If salmon isn’t a food you would think to serve to your child, then you might want to reconsider this pink fish. 

Wild salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein which children need for proper growth as well as those Omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for brain development and heart health. 

Another plus for busy parents, salmon requires little seasoning due to natural flavor and can be baked or grilled in just a few minutes. If mercury levels have you worried, then take note of the fact that salmon is consistently rated by the FDA as one of the five fish lowest in mercury. 

Try one of these kid-friendly salmon recipes tonight: Salmon Burgers or Roasted Salmon with Citrus and Herbs.