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What's for lunch?

Packing a healthy lunchbox

Children need to eat a variety of foods everyday to be healthy.

Food Activities

Food activities are a great way to teach children about different types of foods, and to involve them in food preparation. There are countless ways that you can use foods to engage children, and here are just a couple of suggestions:

Nutrition for Teens - Advice for Parents

The teens are a time of rapid growth and development. Usually appetites match needs, but some teens are attracted to fad diets. Teenagers express their newly found independence by giving up some of the family food habits and developing their own dietary styles.

Food and Fitness for Children

Active, growing children require good nutrition to build healthy bodies and to help them be the best they can be. Many attitudes towards food are shaped during early school years, forming the basis for future eating habits. As parents we can help our children build healthy foundations by encouraging a love of good food and good nutrition throughout these years.

Sports Nutrition

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, nutrition is fundamental to your athletic performance. The right diet will optimise your energy levels and help your body recover more effectively.
 

Energy - Fuelling your body

Diabetes

What is diabetes?

When a food containing carbohydrate is eaten, your body digests the carbohydrate into sugar (called glucose), which can then be used as energy by the cells in your body. Diabetes is a condition where your body can’t properly control the amount of glucose in your blood.

Lactose Intolerance

What is Lactose?

Lactose is the carbohydrate naturally found in all kinds of milk, including human milk. It can also be used as an ingredient in some foods.

Dental health

Good dental health

For good dental health, you need to look after your teeth. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and dental erosion are very common health problems in Australia, but they are largely preventable!

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