Family News and Events

Family News and Events
Have a ball at Wicklow’s World Cup

If you’re aged from 6-9 years old, best get your football boots on and get ready for Wicklow’s very own World Cup.

The newly re-established St Peter’s Football Academy for boys and girls over four years old, based in Bray, will also host a day full of fun activities.

St Peter’s FC family fun day takes place on August 10 from 11am-4pm at Little Bray Community Centre. Bouncy castles, spin the wheel, face painting, arts and crafts, a DJ and many more attractions are promised to entertain and delight.

On the day there will a 7-a-side mini World Cup which costs €10 per child, for ages 6-9. There will be t-shirts and soft drinks available for children.

The winners and runners-up will get trophies. Anyone interested in the mini World Cup can call or text Robbie at 0862454818 or message the Facebook page. There will also be a penalty shootout for children aged 4-6.


Implant a healthy diet and defy diabetes

Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests.

The diet is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods – such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts – are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine last week.

“We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr Qi Sun, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and senior author of the paper.

“We further showed that individuals who consumed a healthy version of the plant-based diet by emphasising the intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and minimising intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and refined carbohydrates, had a further 30% reduction in their risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” he said.


The key to effortless security

In hectic family life there’s hundreds of things to remember and tasks to complete on a daily basis, forgetting a key is the last thing you want to do.

A fingerprint padlock removes the need for keys. With the touch of a finger the padlock will recognise your fingerprint and open in one second.

No need to be concerned about family or friends not being able to open it if you want them to be able to, as certain models can record up to 15 different finger prints.

Depending on the model – some also have Bluetooth capabilities – they can cost anything from €20-€80.

Check to see the battery life and quality of materials used to make the fingerprint padlock, as it needs to be waterproof and robust enough to deter thieves. Also check if it has a low power consumption and long standby time. Once fully charged, some batteries can last a month.