Health and Wellbeing

Does your family have a calcium rich diet?

Does your family have a calcium rich diet?

Everyone knows that calcium is an important part of your child’s diet. It is essential in supporting the growth of bones and maintaining teeth and is super important during childhood and adolescence as this is when the majority of growth takes place. A diet lacking in calcium can lead to serious health issues in later… Read More…

Tips to Spend More Time Together Outside and Enjoy the Wellbeing Benefits

Tips to Spend More Time Together Outside and Enjoy the Wellbeing Benefits

from Dr Sam Wass, Family Psychologist for Yakult With lockdown restrictions easing, exploring the outdoors with family and friends and reaping the mental and physical benefits will be on the agenda for many this spring and summer. Spending time outdoors as a family has many benefits – from reducing stress, anxiety and depression[1], to improving… Read More…

New rapid test and collect sites in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton

New rapid test and collect sites in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton

Two new test and collect hubs are opening in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton next week to help people living and working in the area to get tested regularly. The new Keynsham ‘test and collect’ hub in Ashton Way car park will replace the current test site at the Masonic Hall. And Midsomer Norton’s new test… Read More…

Free school meal vouchers for half-term holiday

Free school meal vouchers for half-term holiday

Families whose children are eligible for benefit related free school meals will be provided with supermarket vouchers worth £20 to cover the upcoming half-term school holiday by Bath & North East Somerset Council. From Friday May 21, eligible families who received vouchers from the council’s free school meals scheme during the Easter holidays will automatically… Read More…

10 top things to occupy the kids this lockdown half-term

10 top things to occupy the kids this lockdown half-term

It can be challenging to keep children entertained during half term at the best of times, let alone during a lockdown. With isolation, the cold weather, and many children not able to go out on day trips, see grandparents or visit friends – this will not be a normal half term. Somerset County Council has… Read More…

Local contact tracing to begin in Bath and North East Somerset

Local contact tracing to begin in Bath and North East Somerset

The continued effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 will see the launch of local contact tracing by Bath & North East Somerset Council public protection officers from today (January 19). The council is launching the service to support and complement the national NHS Test & Trace system and to ensure that people who have… Read More…

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

New Spotify research undertaken by parenting expert and nursery retailer, Kiddies Kingdom, has studied a multitude of songs across a range of birthing playlists including those titled “Pregnant and Feeling Good”, “Birth and Labour” and “Labour and Delivery” to reveal the top 10 songs people listen to when faced with hours of tears, screams and contractions.… Read More…

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