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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Eating Healthily with Kids: A BigJigs Giveaway!

We've been quite lucky with Daisy in as much as she eats (and enjoys!) lots of different healthy foods. Himself and I are both quite strict when it comes to being active and eating 5 a day - and that goes for ourselves as well as Miss Moo.

A balanced diet is vital for children although I am a strong believer in the age old saying "a little bit of what you fancy does you good". You've probably noticed that I am not a neurotic mother that only gives her child raisins and carrot sticks as a treat. Daisy gets chocolate or cake every now and again - at Christmas she even had chocolate BEFORE BREAKFAST (quick! someone call Social Services!).

However every day she will get more than five portions of fruit and veg and we all regularly eat an assortment of fish, meat, pulses, eggs, dairy and lots of carbs. A healthy diet is important for the development of strong bones and teeth, to stay well in general and to provide energy which, there is no denying, our kids need a lot of!

There aren't masses of resources to educate our pre-schoolers in the importance of healthy eating; that job is down to us as parents.

There is, however, one fab toy on the market that I would whole heartedly recommend - and that is the BigJigs Healthy Eating Fish SetWhat better way to teach children about healthy eating than with toy food? Four boxes of wooden fruit, vegetables and fresh and tinned fish in fact. As your children learn to recognise the different foods, you can tell them how they make you big and strong.

I have blogged about the brilliant Wooden Toy Shop before (see my review of the John Crane Easel here). I seriously love these guys and they have very generously given me one of the BigJigs Healthy Food Sets to give away. BigJigs make a huge range of beautiful wooden toys, including walkers, dolls houses, play kitchens and model railways.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the BigJigs toy food set all you have to do is subscribe to this blog through Google Connect or NetworkedBlogs, follow Modern Mummy and The Wooden Toy Shop on Twitter and leave a comment to say you are doing so in the box below.

Now for the boring stuff! The competition will close at 23.59 GMT on Monday, 15 August 2011 and I will randomly select a winner the following day using's random number generator. The winner will be announced on this blog and Twitter, and the prize will be sent directly to you from The Wooden Toy Shop. This competition is open to UK residents only.

Good luck! xoxox



  1. Done! :) Following both from twitter as popartblair. Also from my blog (Toddler Tales!)

  2. I am subscribed to your blog and I am following both and tweeting! @TracyNixon

    Thanks for the great comp!

  3. Following on GFC. Following both on Twitter @hlac1

    Thanks so much for the fab giveaway! :)

  4. I follow on gfc, but don't do Twitter. Can I still enter?

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Ooooohhhh I think so ;) Thanks for entering so far lovely peoples x

  6. Done all of the above @tiredmummyoftwo

  7. Done! What a delightful giveaway... I have such a soft spot for wooden toys. x

  8. Done everything! Thanks. Emma @mummymummymum

  9. Following already:) Fingers crossed! Love your blog by the way x

  10. I'm following you already!
    I'm not on Twitter though, so can't do so on there - hope I can still enter :)
    I love your blog, AND Big Jigs toys, and would love to win this for my little boy xx

  11. Already subscribed, and now following you both on Twitter as helen_wyatt x


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