What are the ingredients in Frylight?
Frylight is made up of oil, water, sunflower lecithin (an emulsifier to combine to oil and water), xanthan gum (thickener), natural flavourings and sugar beet or grain alcohol (helps preserve the product but evaporates away during cooking).
More information about Frylight’s ingredients can be found here.
Wait, Frylight contains alcohol?
Yes - we use a small amount of alcohol in our cooking sprays as a natural preservative, made from sugar beets or grain and water.
The alcohol evaporates away during cooking and is undetectable under scientific testing. It is completely safe to use for all ages.
Does Frylight contain chemicals?
No, Frylight contains nothing artificial. All its ingredients start life on the farm.
Is Frylight safe to use for my children’s meals?
Yes, Frylight is completely safe to use for all.
Can I use Frylight for weaning recipes?
Frylight is safe to use for weaning recipes, however we do not recommend a low-fat intake for babies as it is a good source of energy. Parents should also be providing ample amounts of macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) in their diet.
Which products contain allergens?
Frylight is produced in a nut-free factory, and none of our products contain any of the 14 declarable allergens.
If you or one of your family members have a history of allergic response to any other foods, please feel free to get in touch with us so we can assess whether our products are safe for you and your family to use.
Can I recycle Frylight packaging?
Yes, Frylight is 100% recyclable.
The packs should be put in recycling with the head and cap attached unless local authority instructs otherwise.
How can I get my kids eating more vegetables?
Repetition and being consistent is key here. Putting a small amount of differing vegetables on their plate (undisguised) at lunch, dinner and for snacking is important from a young age.
Getting them to try it more than once if your first attempt is unsuccessful is also important, but never make this a battle. Give them a choice and include them in the preparation.
Weaning is important in the introduction of vegetables, and the sooner vegetables are introduced (over the age of 6 months) the better success you will have (always making sure that they are cooked to a consistency that enables ease of chewing and swallowing).
Using dips like hummus (if they are not allergic to sesame) is another way of making vegetables more palatable to kids and more fun. Eat with your children and eat the foods you want them to eat, and try to be inventive with recipes – like fruit and veg smoothies.
What is the recommended calorie intake for my children/teenagers?
Calorie intake differs depending on the age of your child, but also the gender. More details from the British Nutrition Foundation can be found here.
What should a healthy, balanced diet for children include?
For toddlers aged 1-3 years, the British Nutrition Foundation has developed a great resource to provide young children with all of the nutrients that they need to grow and be healthy.
Young children need a variety of foods from the main food groups:
- Starchy foods – about 5 portions a day
- Fruit and vegetables – 5 or more portions a day
- Dairy foods – about 3 portions a day
- Protein foods – about 2 portions a day (3 portions for vegetarian/vegan children).
For those above the age of two, a good guide to what a balanced diet should look like is the Eatwell Plate that Public Health England (PHE) advocate.
What can I do if my child is overweight?
Children generally become overweight when they consume more energy through food and drink than they use, so energy balance is key.
If your child is overweight, it is not about reduction of weight – try to keep their weight stable so, as they grow taller, their weight will balance out. You can help with this by slowly changing their eating behaviours and ensuring they are being physically active.
The NHS provide more information on this here.