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Tips for growing your own fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, and growing your own can be a fun and satisfying way to help you and your family get 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, yet most…

Tips for new parents

As a new parent you're bound to have questions on everything from getting breastfeeding started, to washing and bathing your baby and changing their nappy. Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know about caring for your new baby during those exhausting but wonderful early weeks.…

Tips on cutting down

If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. Make a plan Before you start drinking, set a…

Tips on surviving exams

Being well prepared for your exams is the best way to overcome stress and anxiety, and gives you the best chance of getting good grades. Revision tips Make a realistic revision schedule. Work out how much you have to do and the time you have…

Toddler food: common questions

What are healthy snacks for toddlers? You could try: raw vegetable sticks, such as cucumber and carrots a plain yoghurt with a banana sliced into it a slice of toast with cheese spread, hummus or a slice of ham some crackers, breadsticks or unsalted rice…

Toileting Needs & Toilet Training

Teaching children to use the toilet can be stressful for any parent and there is no right way to do it. However, there are some strategies that you can follow which might make things a little easier. For some children with disabilities toilet training may…

The top five causes of premature death

Thousands of people in England could avoid an early death from one of the five most common killers: cancer heart disease stroke lung disease liver disease A child born today should expect to live a longer, healthier life than ever before. Yet, a Government report, Living Well for…

Top sources of added sugar in our diet

From cola, chocolate and ketchup to beer, yoghurt and soup, find out where most of the added sugar in our diet lurks. "Added sugar", such as table sugar, honey and syrups, should not make up more than 5% of the total energy we get from food and drink each…

Tourist Information Centres in Hampshire

Tourist Information Centres are there to help you make the most of your visit to Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Staff can offer suggestions for days out, check availability at inspected accommodation and book you a room.  Below is a quick round up of the information…

Transfer of Statements of SEN to Education, Health and Care Plans

  From April 2018, every child who has a statement of Special Educational Needs will instead have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Hampshire County Council is working with schools and colleges to notify parents of children with additional needs of the change. More information…
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