This started with me seeing the video on Facebook about all the waste plastic that comes from menstrual products. I shared it and my daughter Danielle who also shared it and said how she remembered that they gave them cute little plastic boxes with tampax in when she was at school and it was purely of course for marketing purpose. It got me thinking, if only the menstural cups could be marketed to them instead.
I emailed City to Sea (who made the video above) as they say "We’re also running a pilot in schools to disrupt the current education bias of billion-pounds brands like Always and Tampax dominating period education. If you would like to get involved, either as a peer group participant (aged 10-14) or as a teacher, we’d love to hear from you" I now have the information to show to my students at the school...so much out there....
This amazing young lady below has a blog and vlog and Facebook group and it speaks to teens and also those of us who haven't tried these products. It can only be worth it! So much help is out there and information and yet still it is a subject that is hardly discussed amongst women themselves.
But it is coming out of the closet and we are realising it is nothing to be ashamed of.
These reuseable products are not just good for the environment. But also, if given to those less fortunate, then they can cope with their monthly period so much better - as they don't have to worry about constantly purchasing products - #periodpoverty - another subject I hadn't given much thought to.
Super session in the 2-hour European Parliament meeting on Thursday 12th April - so many issues raised by Dr. Aseem Malhotra, MEP Nathan Gill, Sir Richard Thomson, Professor Hanno Pijl and Sarah Macklin.
Great work by Dr Asseem Malhotra, nutritionist Sarah Macklin and Sir Richard Thompson (the Queen's former doctor) at the European Parliament yesterday.
Highlighting the flaws in the Eat Well Plate and how the NHS's high carb/low fat dietary guidelines need to change to stop the obesity crisis
Yes, I know I was a fitness instructor, but time passes.....and here we are now....
We all know fitness should be part of our lives - but more and more I am hearing that just 20 minutes a day walking (at a pace if possible) would be good for mind and body - it's just getting out there isn't it?
My sister J (I have 3 sisters) does a 20 minute walk as a break at work every day - it's done her the power of good and she has lost a stone since January.
I used to be a fitness instructor and LOVE Zumba and other physical classes, but just don't get round to it like I used to - busy busy - and yes we can all make excuses - I know because I make them!