Online and in the shops

This week’s online and in the shops.

COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS:

Ireland’s happiest and healthiest twins, David and Stephen Flynn of The Happy Pear, and Kevin Dundon will be giving cookery demonstrations at the Cork and Kerry Food Forum in Cork City Hall this Sunday and Monday.

There will also be children’s demos with Carrigaline-based cakemaker Patricia O’Flaherty from A Touch of Magic at the free event, which showcases more than 70 food producers from 12 to 5pm; www.foodforum.ie

TRAVELLERS’ FRIEND:

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CaldeKids Travel Pops contain two natural extracts, which have a positive effect on the digestive system, ginger and peppermint, to help settle little stomachs while travelling.

The apple-flavoured lollipops come in pack of three and should be given to your child about 30 minutes before the journey starts; €3.99 from pharmacies; www.clonmedica.ie

FOLIC ACID:

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The Safefood campaign ‘Babies Know the Facts About Folic’ is reminding women that taking a folic acid supplement daily is the best way to reduce the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect like spina bifida.

There was an increase in awareness during last year’s campaign, however research has found that only one in four women are taking folic acid before they are pregnant.

Rhona Mahony, master, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street said: “We know that women are aware of the benefits of taking folic acid but with up to 50% of all pregnancies being unplanned, it’s so important that all women who could become pregnant start taking it daily, even if a baby is the last thing on their mind.

"A baby’s neural tube develops in the first few weeks of pregnancy when many women may be unaware they are pregnant.”; www.safefood.eu/folicacid

SPACE CAMP:

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CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory will host its annual Space Camp in July. This year campers will take a journey into the Secrets of the Solar System finding inventive ways of saving the lives of the daring Eggstronauts that they will launch from the Castle Tower, learning about wearable circuit technology and using telescopes to explore optics and lenses.

The camp will take place from 9.30am to 12.30pm on July 11 to 15 or 18 to 22 for 7- to 9-year-olds and July 15to 29 for ages 10 to 12 and costs €95. To book call 021-432 6120; www.bco.ie


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