Olympic cyclist Dame Laura Kenny, 30, opened up to Express.co.uk about how she will be taking a different approach to her son’s health after becoming concerned in a new exclusive interview.The athlete, who tragically suffered through a harrowing ectopic pregnancy last year, recently shared the happy news that she is expecting a second child with husband Sir Jason Kenny.Speaking in a wider interview about eating healthy with the #TwoBeforeTenChallenge from the Dried Fruit Alliance, Dame Laura described how she was shocked to find her five-year-old son Albie wasn’t getting the nutrition he needs.The sportstar explained how she became “worried” once she realised that Albie wasn’t getting his five fruits and vegetables a day due to her own preference for “bland food”.She spoke about how people probably “find it surprising” that, as an athlete, she wasn’t getting her own five a day in. “It’s not really,” she mused. “I like bland food so I always just go, ‘Oh I’ll just have a bowl of pasta before training.’ And actually I get to the end of the day I think, I’ve had three… four at best? “But then the even more worrying thing for me is that I don’t think my little boy Albie was getting five a day either,” she admitted.Dame Laura went on to describe how she now uses simple recipes to sneak in much-needed fruit and vegetables into Albie’s meals. “It's just been kind of a wake up call for us as a family,” the cyclist confirmed.
Now, she blends it all up into a smoothie - an ingenious effort to get a five-year-old to eat his fruit - and also has him choose a healthy, dried fruit snack from some fun goody bags. “I’m still a blend it and hide it kind of person,” Dame Laura confessed. “I'm all for an easy life.