Healthy Kids News & Advice

The magic of storytelling

23/07/2015 Advice for teachers, Crunch&Sip

Stories are a great way to get the healthy eating message across to students. Try reading a story about balance, portions, fruit and veg and health during Crunch&Sip time
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Award pay rates update

02/07/2015 Canteen Advice

The 2.5% increase in the Fast Food Award rates started from the full-pay period starting on or after 01 July 2021. This increase doesn't affect employees who already get
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20 ways to make your favourite recipes healthier

25/06/2015 Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Recipes

Update your homemade recipes using these 20 tips to include more of the good stuff and less of the bad. According to government website eatforhealth.gov.au, traditional recipes can often be
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Getting ready-to-eat breakfasts right

01/06/2015 Help for Parents, Product Reviews

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. It is the time kids and adults literally break their overnight fast and give themselves the energy and nutrients
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Gutsy Challenge Carrot Fangs

Don’t tell them it’s healthy!

13/05/2015 Advice for teachers, Crunch&Sip, Help for Parents

A study published last year has provided further support to what Healthy Kids has always suspected; if you tell kids that a food is good for them, they will
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10 kid-friendly dinners in a flash

15/04/2015 GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Hot meals, Party food ideas, Recipes, Salad, Snacks, Soups

Feeding a hungry family a healthy dinner can often be a challenge, especially when food is needed fast. In these situations it is often easiest to reach for quick fixes
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The top 4 snacks consumed by children

14/04/2015 Help for Parents

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2011-12, 25% of children in Australia were overweight or obese. (1) A high intake of ‘discretionary’ food, otherwise known as junk food,
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Ricotta and banana wraps with warm honey

13/04/2015 AMBER, Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Recipes, Sandwiches & wraps, Snacks, Sweet food

Everyday (NSW)GREEN (SA)AMBER (ACT) Serves 2 Ingredients : 100g reduced fat smooth Australian ricotta 1 banana, chopped 2 teaspoons currants or sultanas ½ teaspoon mixed spice 1 large piece wholemeal lavash or mountain bread, halved 1 tablespoon
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Free downloadable food safety poster

26/03/2015 Canteen Advice

A popular pin-up at the Healthy Kids expo stand this year was the food safety poster. A fun reminder to always perform vital food safety procedures in every canteen. Download and
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Stay out of my child’s lunch box

20/03/2015 Help for Parents, Lunchbox

Healthy Kids has seen signs of anxiety when it comes to what to pack in school lunch boxes. It’s been reported that some schools are introducing lunchbox policies and banning
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