Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches will be at The Big Feastival this year! This family friendly 3 day event is presented by TV chef Jamie Oliver and set on the Cotswolds farm of Blur’s Alex James. The event has a feel of a village fete with top name music artists and top notch chefs showing off their skills. Camping on site and a train station just around the corner makes it a fun and accessible festival for the whole family... under 12’s even go free!

Nom Nom Kids has a stall in the Little Dudes Den – Kids Bazaar area and we will be promoting and selling our fab Reusable Food pouches for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We will be encouraging parents to make home-made baby food and snacks for their little ones. Home-made food is packed with so much more nutrition than pre-packaged options and it can save so much money. Leftovers or abandonned fruit can be made into healthy, tasty treats for little ones in minutes saving waste and your pocket. Stock the freezer up with pouches and you'll always have a healthy treat ready to pop in a lunchbox or change bag.

Nom Nom Kids New Recipe collaboration

We are developing new recipes for our pouches all the time but we will be launching a collection of fantastic new recipes at The Big Feastival by some very special contributors such as Cheltenham based KIN Juicery’s nutritional expert – Naomi Mead, The Lunch Box Doctor - Jenny Tschieche , The Food Teacher - Katherine Tate, “Eat Your Veg” mum and foodie – Luisa Foti and Published food Stylist and busy mum Jenny White. More details will follow shortly!

Nom Nom Kids will also be collecting used disposable pouches and empty wipe wrappers at The Big Feastival.

Food pouches are a fantastically convenient way to feed your weaning baby whilst out and great for toddlers to get some nutrition and fluids whilst running around. I completely understand why parents would stock up on them for an event such as The Big Feastival. Unfortunately there is no convenient recycling for disposable pouches so I will have a large bin on my stall for parents to deposit them along with any empty wipe wrappers. These will all be taken home, rinsed and bundled up for delivery to Ellie’s Trust, a Charity that consolidates the items and then sends them in bulk to Terracycle UK for upcycling or recycling. They get 2p for every item collected which helps towards supporting families of children with cancer and brain tumour research.

The Food Pouch and baby Wipe collection is being made in collaboration with Zero Waste Week which runs during the week after The Big Feastival . Many individuals and organisations collect these items all year round though so it’s not just a one off initiative. Tatty Bumpkin Baby yoga based in Cheltenham collects over a thousand items each month at their classes and through a drop off point at the Cheltenham Blue Skies Centre (also for Ellie’s Trust). This map from Terracycle identifies some of the listed drop off points around the country. It would be fantastic if more Food Pouches and Baby wipe wrappers can be saved from Landfill on a regular basis so take a look to see if you can help reduce waste.

If you are going to the Big Feastival we would love to meet you so do drop by our stall!

Photo's with thanks to Jamie Oliver and Elsie Button

August 21, 2014 — Suzanne Moore

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