How Do You Spot Common Signs Of Drug Taking?

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In this jam packed episode we look at the signs of drug talking in your teens, handling the death of a loved one, plus our Nutrition & Hydration Week Special promoting and celebrating nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

How Do You Spot Common Signs Of Drug Taking?


Derek from Nutrition and Hydration Week 

Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

The Nutrition and Hydration Charter describes our vision of nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings. The charter outlines the value of food and drink in the health and social care sector, to provide guidance for decision makers, service providers – profit & non-profit organisations, carers, families and those in receipt of the services. As signatories to this nutrition and hydration charter, we commit to work in partnership towards a service where avoidable malnutrition and dehydration related illnesses are eradicated.

Twitter: @NHWeek  #NHW2018

Facebook: @NHWeek

Dragon’s Den Winner: Kathryn Baldrey-Chourio from Nana’s Manners

Nana’s Manners ergonomically designed children’s cutlery supports children in becoming confident and independent at mealtimes. Designed for 4-5yr olds, the patented shape supports the tri-grip position and fun finger stickers guide little hands into the correct positions, with no adult help needed. This means more fun and relaxed meal times for everyone. Nana’s Manners cutlery is a world-first – it is only comfortable when held correctly. The cutlery is made from stainless steel with a beautiful soft touch (BPA free) handle. The packaging is recyclable.

As a parent and Primary Teacher for 10yrs, I was inspired to create Nana’s Manners after watching the struggle so many children had in using a knife and fork confidently & independently. It was 4 years ago now when one day I stood back in the classroom at lunchtime and thought – why are we making life more difficult for kids?

Whilst there is an abundance of baby & toddler cutlery available, little to no thought has gone into products designed for 4-5yr old children. At this age children are (generally) ready developmentally to learn to co-ordinate a knife and fork.

Nana’s Manners makes learning to hold cutlery correctly fun, easy and enjoyable. Mealtimes become about chatting, laughing and connecting. Our cutlery is unique – Patent and European Design Registration granted.

Twitter: @NanasManners

Facebook: @nanasmanners

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Mark Hainy and Leigh Tilley from  Wubl Water

Hello, we’re two2three2four, and we want all Tiddlypeeps, otherwise known as two to four year olds, to be healthy. From now until the end of time (hopefully), we’re going to create drinks, snacks and dishes that Tiddlypeeps will love and Mums and Dads will trust (and maybe even have a cheeky slurp or taste of every now and again when their Tiddlypeeps aren’t looking!).

There’s a gap in your drinks fixture!

We all know the importance of staying hydrated, but did you know it’s even more important for children? Hydration is a bigger issue for small children because they have a higher ratio of water to body mass.

The average 3-4 year old needs 1.3 litres of water per day to stay fully hydrated. Even mild dehydration affects concentration and mental performance.

Introducing WUBL – water for kids with no added anything

Pure spring water from our spring in Somerset. Perfect for away-from-home occasions when parents who are concerned about sugar and their children’s health want to give them something to drink that they will enjoy.

Twitter: @two2three2four

Facebook: @two2three2fourltd

Sarah Scotland – Nutrionist

I am a freelance nutritionist working with both organisations and the individual to help make educated and informed decisions about diet and lifestyle.

I understand that time is precious, and it may often seem that nutrition is subordinate in relation to other aspects of your lifestyle; whether it be you are relentlessly working, you are dedicated parents at home, or you are simply always busy!

My aim is to help individuals realise that a healthy lifestyle can be integrated into any schedule. Food and exercise form the basis towards the person you want to be, and is often the answer to most problems we face. For companies, this applies to their employees’ attitudes and motivation in the workplace.

Eating well and taking care of oneself reduces stress levels and leads to greater productivity and focus.

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Q. Dear Sue, I’m worried that my daughter is taking drugs as she’s started staying out later and seems withdrawn and lacking in empathy with us all as a family. Of course, she denies it. What can we do? Robyn Allen from New York USA

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