Sliced endive with basil, sautéed beef Charolais, and plenty of cheese... The food is fabulous at French schools, says Aussie expat Sam Goff, and it's hard to disagree. My daughter started school primary school this week and their school menu is fabulous. Everything is so varied, well balanced, and so very mature - as in, they don't just serve "kid" food - it's adult food in small portions. There's endives, tuna steak, pork sautée, salads, vegetable bakes, beef steak, omelettes, chicken and rice, zucchini, and carrots and even fish stews - and all of it rounded off with delicious French cheese, yoghurt and fruits. They get an afternoon snack too; with baguette, fruit or sometimes biscuits. If I could, I'd eat there every day. Another closer look at the menu. And this is nothing new. As an Australian mother with an American husband, our first experience with food in a collective sense was through the creche (daycare). Every day we would drool over … [Read more...] about Do French kids get the best school lunches in the world?
Kids grow up so fast
LIAM Payne looked down in the dumps when he was photographed backstage at a gig in Dallas last night – as he faces spending the next few weeks away from his young family.The singer – who had been performing at KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 – welcomed baby Bear, his first child with partner Cheryl, in March this year.And it seems being apart from his son and partner is getting Liam down, as the star looked deep in thought during a rare moment to himself.Liam has previously confessed that he would quite like to be a stay at home dad, and admitted he was devastated that he’d be away from his brood in the run up to Bears first Christmas.He said: “I really wouldn’t mind being a stay at home dad. I wanna be the guy cooking the banana pancakes at home. I’m decent at cooking, I can blag it. If you throw in enough naughty stuff then it tends to taste alright.“They grow up so fast. They say it to you when you’re a kid and you don’t … [Read more...] about Liam Payne looks glum backstage at gig in Dallas as he is forced to spend the run-up to Christmas away from Cheryl and baby Bear
A NINE-year-old girl who wears size 16 clothes could reach 7ft unless doctors discover why she is growing so fast, and stop her rapid growth.Carmel Tomlinson is growing ten times faster than other kids her age.But, doctors are stumped as to why.Carmel is the same size as the average 16-year-old, and already measures 5ft 5ins and weighs 14 stone.Medics have been unable to diagnose the problem, but have warned her parents if she carries on as she is, she will likely be 7ft tall.Her mum Leanne Tomlinson, 44, from Hull, said: "She has been diagnosed with severe learning difficulties and severe autism, but doctors have no idea what it is which is making her grow so fast."She needs 24/7 care, she can't talk, she is incontinent so she wears nappies, and only needs about three hours sleep a night. "She has no sense of danger, but despite all her problems she is the most, happy, amazing girl and she smiles all the time."Carmel's parents Leanne and Martin, who are both full-time carers, first … [Read more...] about Girl, 9, who wears size 16 clothes could reach 7ft unless doctors discover why she’s growing so fast – and stop it
A MORBIDLY obese woman who loved fast food so much she ate kebabs for breakfast, has swapped her greasy habit for a caveman diet and shed more than eight stone.Elora Harre, 23, was a size 24 at her heaviest thanks to a solid diet of convenience foods including pizza, burgers and kebabs every day for breakfast.But after developing headaches and sore eyes, she discovered she was pre-diabetic as a result of her eating habits and was forced to ditch them once and for all.Now Elora, from Perth, Australia, has shrunk from a size 24 to a size 12 after swapping her greasy take outs for a trendy paleo diet and eating meals consisting purely of natural, unprocessed foods.She's been so successful in her transformation, losing eight stone seven pounds, that she has amassed a huge online following and has just launched her own book chronicling her journey, called The Shrinking Violet – How to Lose Weight and Get Fit the Paleo Way.She said: "I was always 'the bigger kid' … [Read more...] about Obese woman lost 8st after her fast food diet left her pre-diabetic – and now she’s written a book showing how YOU can shed the lbs too
KATIE Price has revealed her nine-year-old daughter Princess won’t be following her career path into glamour modelling.The mum-of-five, who first shot to fame as a glamour model, made the admission during a question and answer session at The School Of Life who were hosting a talk with the businesswoman.Katie, 38, also revealed that her children aren’t keen on her shoots – with them begging her to keep her kit on.She told the 400 strong audience when asked about Princess following in her footsteps: “The industry has changed so much from when I was in it.“Princess isn’t interested in that, she’s like: 'Mum! Put your t*ts away!'As the audience burst out laughing, Katie continued: “She loves being on TV but as for glamour modelling she wouldn't want to do it – and her dad wouldn't let her anyway.”It seems Princess, along with 10-year-old Junior will be returning to our screens soon however, as Katie teased their upcoming career … [Read more...] about Katie Price reveals her kids are sick of seeing her naked and ex Peter Andre has banned Princess, 9, from being a glamour model
AFTER two years away from the UK, BRITNEY SPEARS fever has swept the nation again.She capped off the success of her incredible new album, Glory, with a headline set at London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday, watched by a A-list crowd.Britney threw all the energy she had into the breathtaking show — but only after I got her warmed up.Before taking to the stage she sat down with me for her first UK interview and her only newspaper chat this year.Now 34 and a mum of two, Britney revealed she is glad that her turbulent times are behind her.She told me: “I like my thirties way more than my twenties.“My twenties were horrible. My teens were fun. But I like my thirties — my thirties are great. You know who you really are.”Britney isn’t the only one who’s growing up fast — she is understandably worried about her kids Sean and Jayden entering their teens.She said of the boys, who are 11 and ten, … [Read more...] about Britney Spears reveals she is “scared” about the speed her kids Sean and Jayden are growing up and dreads teenage years
YOU might think you know a lot about gypsy life already, but a new documentary uncovers what it's really like to be a child in the community.Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World features stories from several different children, who show that the traditional boy and girl roles are still pretty much where it's at.Margaret is eight, and she's the granddaughter of Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty.The little girl has done brilliantly at school, but explains there isn't any reason for her to stay on after primary."When I leave school I will probably be 11. I would rather stay home and clean up," she explains."I am looking forward to leaving school so I can do my own thing. I will help my mummy."Margaret's big sister Roseanne is 12, and this is exactly the route she and her friends took."We were getting a bit old to go to school," she explained on the show."Why would we want to learn anything at school? We are not going to be doing anything like that."Their little sister Rihanna, … [Read more...] about Britain’s gypsy kids: What it’s REALLY like growing up as a traveller where childhood is short – and young girls dream of cleaning and keeping house
WHENEVER she needs to feel her father’s presence, Paris Jackson breathes in the scent from the rope bracelet on her wrist.The accessory, bought in Africa and entwined with jade, was found on Michael Jackson’s body when he died of a prescription drug overdose in 2009.Paris, 18, said: “It still smells of him.“I feel him with me all the time.”His daughter is no longer the shy, frizzy-haired child whose face was mostly hidden by a mask in public, but a peroxide blonde model covered in tattoos.She acknowledges her light-coloured skin makes her look like she was “born in Finland” but insists: “I consider myself black.”Describing how Michael would point at her and say, “You’re black. Be proud of your roots,” Paris believes she has no reason to doubt him.She said: “I’d be like, ‘He’s my dad, why would he lie to me?“So I just believe what he told me.“To my knowledge, he’s never lied … [Read more...] about Paris Jackson opens up about life without pop star dad Michael, her claims that he was murdered and how she was sexually assaulted by a stranger aged 14
WHEN the very worst happens these are the people who race to be at their very best.The terror attack at Manchester Arena in May left 22 dead and hundreds with horrific shrapnel injuries.And medics across the North West rushed back to work that night to save everybody they possibly could.Around 120 patients were taken to Manchester’s eight hospitals, including to STEPPING HILL HOSPITAL, Stockport.The amazing work done by Stepping Hill Hospital and thousands of others is why The Sun is celebrating the very best of the NHS with our first Who Cares Wins health awards.Thousands of you got in touch to tell us about the health professionals who go above and beyond - and that's why they are one of three nominees in our Special Recogntion category.At Stepping Hill, 40 staff rushed to treat casualties, many after their shifts had finished.Patients already in A&E were dispatched to other wards at full capacity, so staff from multiple departments could make room for casualties, as they … [Read more...] about A&E staff at Stepping Hill Hospital who fought to save victims of Manchester Arena attack up for health gong
OUR children are getting fatter – and fast.Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation say 4.54million British children are overweight or obese.That has almost doubled since 1975 and researchers say a whole generation will grow up obese.But with 1.6million people here suffering from eating disorders, finding the right balance between protecting a child’s physical and mental health can be difficult.Child psychologist Linda Papadopoulos says: “We constantly talk about anorexia and bulimia but we know more kids are likely to be dangerously obese. It’s still an eating disorder but broaching the subject in the wrong way can have a psychological impact on a child.”So how can you talk to your kids about the subject of weight?It is easy to get angry at the child doing the name calling, but that won’t help yours. Explain that bullying behaviour is rarely about the victim and says more about the bully. If they do it again, tell a teacher.Next, … [Read more...] about How can you talk to your kids about weight and not wreck their confidence?