Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

The foods and drinks we consume have an important effect on our physical and mental wellbeing – for better or for worse.

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Vegetable snacks for kids

Creative vegetable snacks that will ensure children get enough veggies.

Training toddlers' taste buds

There is a lot of learning that takes place once babies transition from an all milk diet to one that contains a wide variety of foods.

By the time children are 12 months old they no longer depend on formula or breast milk as their main source of nutrition and should by now be consuming a variety of foods from each of the five food groups. The first three years of life are therefore crucial in determining children’s future food preferences and eating patterns.

Packing a school lunchbox

When children eat well they behave better, are able to listen well and concentrate for longer. Packing a healthy school lunchbox will help children to learn and play well and be happy at school.

Eat a rainbow

Fruit and vegetables fall into five different colour categories: red, purple/blue, orange, green and white/brown. Each colour carries its own set of unique disease fighting chemicals called phytochemicals.

Disguising vegetables

Vegetables are often the hardest food to get children to enjoy, yet they are one of the most important. Whilst being a major source of vitamins, minerals and fibre they are also an important source of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients.

5 food tips for healthy kids

'My kids won't eat vegetables!' ...'How can I get my toddler to eat new foods?'

Do the above phrases sound familiar to you? Do you have kids that are fussy, or unwilling to try new foods? Try the following tips to help keep you sane and your kids healthy.

Activity Tips for Children

How do your children spend their free time on the weekends and after school? Do they play in the backyard or at the park? Do they play on swings, ride their bikes, rollerblade or skateboard with their friends? Or do they spend long hours watching television or playing computer games?

Kids Healthy Lunch Ideas for Under 5's

A healthy and nourishing lunch is important to help kids stay alert and active throughout the day. If your kids are tired of the same old sandwich, why not mix and match some of the following more exciting options?

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