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Weight loss wonders

Debbie and Brendan Byrne lost more than 60kg together by binning takeaways in favour of a healthy diet. Rewind a few years and the Byrne family's diet consisted of Chinese takeaways, kebabs and pizzas. Debbie Byrne, 45, who lives in Essex with her husband Brendan, 41, and their four…

What are P Scales?

It is important for all children that their achievement and progress is recorded. P-scales describe the progress of pupils aged 5 - 16 with special educational needs who are working below the standard of the interim pre-key stage standards in the national curriculum. There are eight…

What are superfoods?

We examine the evidence behind the health claims of 10 of the most popular so-called superfoods. So-called, because there is no official definition of a "superfood" and the EU has banned health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence. But that hasn't stopped many food…

What can I do if my child is overweight?

If your child is overweight, there's lots you can do to help them become a healthy weight as they grow. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to tell that your child is overweight. A child may not look particularly heavy to be overweight. And because…

What can I do if my child is very overweight?

If your child is very overweight, there's lots you can do to help them become a healthy weight as they grow. Very overweight children tend to grow up to be very overweight adults, which can lead to health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…

What does 100 calories look like?

Find out what 100 calories looks like with this selection of everyday foods.  Go straight to 100-calorie portions of: oil, mayonnaise and butter cheese sugar biscuits crisps   meat and fish dried fruit fresh fruit vegetables Calories and kilocalories The term calorie is a commonly used shorthand for…

What happens at an NHS Health Check?

Your NHS Health Check is both quick and straightforward. It's also a sophisticated check of your vital systems, and is one of the best things you can do for yourself and the people who depend on you. Who carries out your NHS Health Check depends…

What happens to teen smokers?

If you start smoking when you're in your teens, get ready for stained teeth, wrinkly skin and a one-in-two chance of dying early. Effects of smoking at age 20 Nobody smokes their first fag thinking they'll be a smoker, but if you're experimenting it's easy…

What if my child needs a dental procedure?

The aim of this page is to provide you, as carers or parents, with all the relevant information regarding your child's dental procedure and answer some of the common concerns and queries.  

What is a differentiated curriculum?

All teachers must ensure that their planning and teaching enables all children to access lessons and make progress. This means that all work within class is pitched at an appropriate level so that all children are able to access according to their specific needs. This…
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