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About HealthyKids

Healthy Kids Association Partners with happychild.com.au to Provide Information about Nutrition and Healthy Food for Children.

•    The Healthy Kids Association is a non-government, non-profit, health promotion association. We have been promoting and influencing healthy food choices for children since 1991.
•    We are the primary source of advice on healthy food choices for over 3,000 schools in NSW.
•    According to the Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2010, 22.8% of children in Australia are either overweight or obese, that is 250 000 children. We aim to increase our role in the health promoting community to be the leading nutrition organisation working to improve the nutritional health of children.     

What Does the Healthy Kids Association do?

•    For school canteens, we support canteens to implement the Government’s Fresh Tastes @ School strategy.  We send school canteens a Buyer’s Guide with food products that have met our nutrient criteria; we also provide nutrition information, and assist with canteen management advice.  To our member canteens we offer a business advisory service and a healthy food expo.
•    For teachers, we offer Crunch & Sip support and classroom resources for nutrition education. We also partner with several organisations to provide resources for Fruit ‘n’ Veg month, school gardens and cooking in schools.
•    For parents, we provide nutrition information through our website, an e-newsletter and the Triple P parenting program.
•    For the Food Industry, we assess food products (fees apply) and if they meet our criteria they are featured in our Canteen Buyer’s Guide. Canteens can order directly from the Buyer’s Guide.

Why is Healthy Eating so Important?
The earlier children are encouraged to eat healthy foods, the more likely they are to continue healthy eating habits in adulthood.  Healthy eating positively affects the way our bodies look, feel and function.  It also helps to prevent childhood obesity and diet-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. 

Our website has more information about us and allows you to access more resources on nutrition and health promotion for children.

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We’ve all heard about the benefits that wholegrains and fibre have to offer in terms of health and nutrition. Read full post
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Grain Foods in Healthy Children's Diets - Ideas for Parents

09/11/2011 - 10:59

Grain foods such as breads, cereals, pasta, rice and noodles make up an important part of children’s healthy diets. They are packed full of: Read full post
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Liver Disease and Children - What is a Fatty Liver?

19/10/2011 - 12:57

In the weekend edition of the Sydney Morning Herald (26 -27  March 2011) there was an article titled Overweight Teenagers Run the Risk of Liver Disease. Read full post
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Dairy Intake for Children and Your Family

26/09/2011 - 17:21

Why do we Include Dairy Foods in our Diet? Read full post
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