Healthy Kids News & Advice


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, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks

GREEN (NSW & 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
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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, GREEN, Recipes, Snacks

GREEN (NSW & ACT) 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 quantities
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Choc-free fundraising at school

24/08/2015 Advice for teachers, Canteen Advice, Help for Parents

As well as naming our favourite fundraising ideas (that don't involve chocolate!), Healthy Kids is always asked to list companies who run profitable fundraisers that take the time and effort
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Let's Go Green Wrap for web

‘Let’s Go Green’ wraps

21/08/2015 Canteen recipes, Crunch&Sip, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Lunchbox, Recipes, Sandwiches & wraps

GREEN (NSW & ACT) Wraps are a great alternative to sandwiches and a great way to get include lots of salad. Spinach and herb wraps are similar to white wraps for
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'Let's Go Green' Nut Free Pesto

‘Let’s Go Green’ nut free pesto

12/08/2015 Canteen recipes, Crunch&Sip, GREEN, Recipes, Sauces

GREEN (NSW & ACT) Traditionally pesto is made with nuts, but this makes it an unsuitable choice for most school canteens. In this recipe, adapted from one published in Healthy
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‘Let’s Go Green’ guacamole snack cups

31/07/2015 Canteen recipes, Crunch&Sip, GREEN, Recipes, Snacks

GREEN (NSW & ACT) A quick and easy snack option for kids that is green all over! Make sure you go for crackers or breadsticks that are low in kilojoules,
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