Healthy Kids News & Advice

Your step-by-step guide to reading food labels

14/12/2015 Help for Parents

As people become much more aware of nutrition information panels on fresh, prepackaged and ready-to-eats foods, it's essential that they are also read correctly and fully understood. This is particularly
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Your end of year canteen checklist

26/11/2015 Canteen Advice, Canteen Corner

You've just closed the shutters on the last lunch service and are patting yourself on the back for a job well done. But there are a few things to
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Healthy fish and chips

23/11/2015 Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Recipes

Serves 4 Olive oil spray 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 2 large white potatoes, cut into wedges 1 egg 2 tablespoons reduced fat milk 2 tablespoons plain flour 3/4 cup bread crumbs (preferably wholemeal) 600g
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Microwave risotto

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

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT & SA) You don’t have to stand stirring a pot for ages to produce a tasty risotto. Use whatever veggies you have on hand to make this
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Your diet could be harming your child

21/10/2015 Help for Parents

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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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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Lebanese bread supreme pizza

29/07/2015 AMBER, Canteen Advice, Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Lunchbox, Party food ideas, Recipes, Sandwiches & wraps

Everyday (NSW) AMBER (ACT & SA) Serves 16 Ingredients: 4 wholemeal Lebanese breads 4tbs crushed tomatoes or tomato paste (no added salt) 4tsp mixed herbs (dried or fresh) 1 cup capsicum, thinly
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Sweet treat fruit bread toasties

29/07/2015 Canteen recipes, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Hot meals, Lunchbox, Recipes, Sandwiches & wraps

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT) Makes 8 toasted sandwiches Ingredients: Canola or olive oil spray 16 slices of fruit bread 1 x 400g can pie peach or pie apple 200g reduced fat ricotta
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