In this week’s edition of The Friday Dish, #SchoolVegPledge aims to get thousands of schoolchildren across the UK growing their own vegetables, but they need your help; a simple way to get children to take probiotics; plus, a smart and easy at-a-glance guide to going gluten-free.
#SchoolVegPledge Needs Your Help
An exciting new campaign aims to get tens of thousands of school children across the UK growing their own organic vegetables in 2016.
The campaign – #SchoolVegPledge – will see Cornwall-based organic food business Rocket Gardens sow, grow and deliver Instant School Veg Gardens to some 125,000 school children at 500 schools in the UK.
To achieve their goal #SchoolVegPledge needs to raise a minimum of £50,000. For every £100 pledged, one school will receive a Spring Veg Box bursting with fresh vegetable seedlings ready to be planted, followed later on in the year by an Autumn Veg Box.
For more information as well as details of how to pledge read our full review here…
Kids’ Probiotics in a Straw
I’ve read lots about the benefits of giving children probiotics – ranging from helping to prevent Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), to calming anxiety and treating diarrhoea. While according to the NHS there’s not enough evidence to support some of those claims (helping colic, treating eczema, boosting the immune system) there is research to support others, and overall the NHS states that taking probiotics has proven helpful to many people, children included.
I’ve given probiotics to my children but the issue was never about whether to give them probiotics, but more about how to. I’ve tried sachets of powder sneaked into smoothies and milkshakes (both kids noticed and were put off) and for my oldest child, I’ve tried giving probiotics in tablet form – cue gag reflex and high drama as he tried and failed to swallow the pill.
So I was intrigued to receive samples of a new probiotic for children on the market that comes in a straw.
Rather than using tablets or powders, Children’s Alflorex® uses pre-filled straws containing a droplet of liquid which delivers just the right dose of probiotic when sipped in regular water, milk or squash.
For the full review, including details of where to buy Alflorex, read on…
The Ultimate Gluten-Free Guide
If you’ve just found out that you or one of the family has a gluten-intolerance then The Ultimate Gluten-Free Guide is perfect for helping you navigate the supermarket aisles for gluten-free foods.
Created by those fab people at MOMA we like how easy it is to use, with clear and colourful information at-a-glance. I’m not sure I’ll have to worry about buying alligator meat any time soon but it’s great to see the list of flours, grains and wheats, as this is where I get really confused about what is and what isn’t gluten-free.
This post does not contain affiliate links. Meals Our Kids Love is never paid to post reviews in The Friday Dish. If we receive free samples we will always state this either at the top, bottom or in the actual post itself. For this week’s Friday Dish we received one free sample of Alflorex (1 box). We only publish reviews of products we love and think our readers will too.