Healthy Kids News & Advice

10 ways to boost fibre

19/04/2016 Healthy Eating, Help for Parents

What's all the fuss about fibre? As well as helping kids to feel full and gauge their own hunger levels, fibre is essential for ongoing gut health and function.
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Our top canned legumes

18/04/2016 Help for Parents, Product Reviews

We’re celebrating the International Year of Pulses all year! This means that, as well as creating some new kid-friendly recipes, we're investigating the best unflavoured canned legumes or beans available
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Nut-free choco-date bliss balls

09/03/2016 AMBER, Canteen recipes, Healthy Eating, Occasional, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet food

AMBER (ACT & SA) / Occasional (NSW) Makes 29 (16g each, limit to three balls per student) Ingredients: 150g pitted dates (ensure seeds are removed) 150g dried apricots 100g rolled oats 15g cocoa 40g desiccated coconut (plus
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Levels of scientific evidence

24/02/2016 Advice for teachers, Help for Parents

With such a large amount of nutrition information available across the world's media, it can be difficult to figure out who to trust and what advice to follow. Here
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What is the Healthy Kids Buyers’ Guide?

What is the Healthy Kids Buyers’ Guide?

24/02/2016 Help for Parents

Healthy Kids develop a yearly School Canteen Buyers’ Guide to assist school canteens to select healthier versions of packaged foods. Ideally, all school canteens should cook fresh Everyday/GREEN snacks
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Our top 5 baked beans

24/02/2016 Help for Parents, Lunchbox, Product Reviews

Baked beans are a quick, easy and cheap snack for kids and can be eaten hot or cold straight from the can. They are packed full of iron, protein
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Lunch box snack packaging ideas

24/02/2016 Help for Parents, Lunchbox, Product Reviews

For some parents, preparing homemade snacks can be stressful. Often kids come home hungry but with snacks and even entire lunch boxes untouched. Healthy Kids has had feedback from both
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Beef and bean pita cups

12/02/2016 Canteen Advice, Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Hot meals, Lunchbox, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT) Makes 12 cups Ingredients: 6 wholemeal pita bread pockets, halves separated 300g lean beef strips, cut in half 1 red capsicum, diced 1 x 400g can red kidney
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Chunky beef rissoles

09/02/2016 Canteen Advice, Canteen recipes, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Hot meals, Occasional, Recipes, Snacks

Everyday (NSW) GREEN (ACT) Lean beef strips are versatile, quick to cook and easy to handle. Chunky beef recipes with a bit of texture are always a favourite with kids, so
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Quick lamb and spinach curry

09/02/2016 AMBER, Canteen Advice, Canteen recipes, Everyday, Healthy Eating, Hot meals, Recipes

Everyday (NSW) AMBER (ACT & SA) Makes 8 Ingredients: 500g lean lamb mince 1 small onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced 1 tablespoon mild curry paste or powder 1 red capsicum, cut
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