Healthy Kids News & Advice

Creamy ham and veggie pasta

20/11/2015 Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Lunchbox, Recipes

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT) Everyone loves a creamy sauce. This recipe uses low-fat evaporated milk instead of cream for a healthier take on a family favourite. Serves 4 Ingredients: 350g penne pasta 1 onion,
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Pikelets

10/11/2015 Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet food

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT & SA) Pikelets are a school canteen favourite and can be customised to suit any taste and style. Makes 24 mini pikelets (approximately 8 serves) Ingredients: 1 cup self-raising
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Watermelon Christmas trees

06/11/2015 A bit of fun, Crunch&Sip, Everyday, GREEN, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT & SA) Serve these cute watermelon Christmas trees at end-of-year class parties and for dessert on the big day itself. Makes 6-8 trees Ingredients: ¼ of a watermelon Method: Slice the
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Your diet could be harming your child

21/10/2015 Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Nutrition News

In September this year, a toddler who was double the average weight for her age was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In an age of increasing childhood diet-related disease,
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What does a week’s healthy lunch box look like?

21/10/2015 GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Lunchbox, Salad, Sandwiches & wraps, Snacks

Below are just a few suggestions on what a healthy lunch box could look like over five days. We're certainly not saying that these are the ultimate lunch box ingredients
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Keeping afloat despite canteen challenges

23/09/2015 Canteen Advice

For some canteens, being healthy can come last if the focus is always on making a profit. With this in mind, we thought we’d look at a few challenges
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Banana pops

14/09/2015 Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT) This frozen snack idea is fun, healthy and will have kids eating their daily recommended serves of fruit in no time. Great for families and canteens alike,
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Using funky names to market your canteen menu items

14/09/2015 Canteen Advice, Healthy Eating

How do you sell or market ‘healthy’ to kids when competing with the fast food industry and its marketing power? Studies have shown that giving foods descriptive names can
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Nut-free apricot bliss balls

08/09/2015 AMBER, Canteen recipes, Help for Parents, Occasional, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet food

AMBER (ACT & SA) / Occasional (NSW)  Makes 26 (portion is limited to three per student, per day) Ingredients: 1½ cups (285g) plump, dried apricots ½ cup (40g) desiccated coconut (plus more for
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‘Let’s Go Green’ kiwifruit smoothie

04/09/2015 Canteen recipes, Crunch&Sip, Everyday, GREEN, Recipes, Snacks

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT & SA) This delicious smoothie can be made on the morning of serving and kept in the fridge until needed. And of course you can multiply the
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