Our nutrition philosophy

Healthy Kids mission is to promote and influence healthy food choices for children. Our work is guided by following 6 key messages:

 1. Variety

Mix things up every day at every meal with foods from all 5 food groups. Include lots of colour and different textures.

 2. Whole core foods

Choose nutritious foods from the 5 core food groups with minimal processing. Make sure you can identify what is in the food you are eating

 3. Balance

Remember ‘extra’ foods aren’t every day foods. Enjoy core foods first and incorporate 30 minutes of planned exercise daily.

 4. Portions

Get to know appropriate serving sizes and read labels for guidance. For more information see Eat for Health.

 5. Eat meals together

Sit down to share food moments with family and friends without distraction.

 6. Practice mindful eating

Be aware of hunger cues and take time out to eat and experience the moment.

Healthy eating and developing healthy eating behaviours start in the home. Print out our nutrition philosophy and stick it on your fridge to kick-start a family approach to achieving a healthier life.