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News hiatus

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We’re going to take a break from updating the news section of the site in order to concentrate on doing the work and running the business. So please get in touch with any queries and suggestions, and don’t be put off by the lack of new blog posts. We’re still here!

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When you crave this, eat that!

New research from the Texax A&M School of Public Health offers these alternatives to mindless snacking.

  • If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, try eating more sweet fruits like berries or apples, and even dark leafy greens.
  • For chocaholics, constant cravings for the sweet stuff could indicate a magnesium deficiency, so it’s worth investing in snacks like mixed nuts, bananas and sweetly seasoned greens for healthier options.
  • When nothing will satisfy other than French fries, your body could be craving fat. Instead, try avocado or raw nuts.

And often, when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually dehydrated. So next time you start craving something you know isn’t good for you, try drinking a large glass of water first.

Read more about ways to beat the munchies.

Why women centred policy solutions are important

Women Centred Working‘s latest publication, a guide to adopting a women centred approach in policymaking, says, “The aim here is not to separate gender, but recognise that gender specific needs, approaches and working practices can be used alongside mainstream service delivery.

“There is a need for a gendered approach to be accepted and utilised as an additional element of service support, an ‘add on’ that highlights specific needs which integrate women centred practices in local authority priority areas, addressing needs and working in collaboration with third sector and other pubic agency partners.”