Healthy Kids Association is a not-for-profit, non-government health promotion charity based in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to promote and influence healthy food choices for children.
According to the NSW Ministry of Health, 22% of children aged 5 to 16 years are above a healthy weight and one of the NSW Premier’s Priorities is to tackle childhood obesity by reducing overweight and obesity rates by 5 percentage points by 2025.
Healthy Kids Association believes that teaching healthy eating habits at a young age can change a person’s life for the better and we aim to educate and empower families, children and school canteens to make the healthiest food choices possible. Our nutrition philosophy is one of balance, that promotes the five core food groups, variety and mindful eating.
Healthy Kids Association provides a wide range of services targeting school canteens, teachers, parents, the food industry, other health promotion organisations and government departments. At our core, HKA supports and assists school canteens to implement a healthy and profitable canteen strategy to positively impact the choices children make about food. We are the primary source of advice on healthy food choices for around 3,200 schools in NSW and the ACT.
We also work closely with food and beverage manufacturers to encourage the development and registration of foods that meet the NSW and other state government’s criteria, and we support school canteens to develop menus using these products through our comprehensive Buyers Guide.
Healthy Kids Association aims to be leader in the conversation about children’s health for a wider audience and a trusted authority when it comes to distributing messages about healthy eating and giving kids and families the opportunity to make good, healthy food choices.
If you’d like further information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 9876 1300.