NUTRITION & HYDRATION WEEK 12 - 18 March

12 March 2018

Nutrition and Hydration Week is all about eating and drinking in a healthy way to keep our minds and bodies in good order so that we can enjoy our lives.

Here is a link to the web site for all the free downloads and resources.

When it comes to hydration water is king and top of the list of things to drink, here is a good list;

WATER best drink as much as possible

MILK good at least once per day

FRUYIT JUICE only once a day and not a lot

SUGAR FREE DRINKS not often

TEA AND COFFEE not often

SUGARY DRINKS never

ENERGY DRINKS never, never

To get people interested in this important week they are celebrating with a big event on 14th March

WORLDWIDE AFTERNOON TEA

Afternoon tea is a very British tradition where we eat small sandwiches, scones, pastries and little cakes.

Why not hold an Afternoon Tea to raise awareness this year.

Here is a simple recipe for Scones to get you going.

SIMPLE SCONES

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 90g chilled butter diced
  • 1 egg
  • 50ml milk

Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas6 and line a baking tray

Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a large bowl and then use your fingertips to rub in the butter till you have something that looks like breadcrumbs

Make a little well in the middle of the bowl

In a small bowl mix the egg with the milk and then pour this into the well you have made in the big bowl

stir everything together

Tip out on to a floured surface and knead just once or twice then roll out to 2-3cm thick

Cut out rounds to make the scones and put these on the baking tray

Brush with a little extra milk to glaze the tops

Bake for approximately 12 minutes till golden

Cool on a wire rack

This recipe makes 10 scones.

Serve with cream and jam.

Check out our Pinterest Board for lots of fabulous afternoon tea recipes ideas.

 

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