Ladybrook group learn nutritional skills

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The Little Explorers’ group, which is based at The Flying High Academy in Ladybrook, has been getting some nutrition lessons from experts this week.

The group for 0-4 year olds and parents or carers is held each term time on a Wednesday, where they try different recipes and ideas each session.

Lizz Caunt, who was visiting with her two children for the first time, said: “It’s brilliant, I have really enjoyed it and it’s great that I can bring my toddler and baby rather than going to separate groups.

“It is nice to be able to sit down, I have been given a drink, my daughters Alice and Violet are both entertained and happy, Alice has lots of craft activities to do and we are really enjoying it.”

Barbara Phillips, community nutritionist at Mansfield District Council, said: “I am one of two community nutritionists that work with the council, and we go to all kinds of groups and communities with the very young up to the very old, promoting healthy eating within those groups.

“Parents have commented that after participating that children often try -and like foods that they have previously refused to eat. It is a really rewarding way to pass on good nutrition ideas.”