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fruit servings in child care menus How to include fruit servings in child care menus August 22, 2018

Most Australians eat only about half the recommended quantity of fruit which is concerning given the huge health benefits of eating fresh produce.   Children in Child Care especially need fruit servings in child care menus to establish great eating habits and to keep them fit and healthy. Child Care Centres are encouraged to ensure that […]

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Healthy eating habits Top 3 books to encourage healthy eating habits in kids August 15, 2018

We love Book Week.   It is lots of fun and from a nutritional point of view, there is no better time to help encourage healthy eating habits in children than by reading a good book about it! Tips when reading to children When reading books to children remember these hot tips: • Give everything a […]

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Gut health How to improve your child’s gut health July 25, 2018

Gut health is an important factor which can determine how we feel, how strong our immune system is and our energy levels.  If our gut is upset and inflamed, that inflammation can spread to the rest of our body and make tension worse. Therefore, we need to be eating a wholesome diet to give our […]

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boost the immunity of children in child care 7 ways to boost the immunity of children in child care July 16, 2018

Colds and flu in children can spread rapidly especially in child care.  It is considered normal for children to get a number of infections and colds during a year and helps to build stronger immune systems for later in life.  However, it is a good idea to minimise the chance of infection (and spread) as […]

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healthy sleep habits Encourage healthy sleep habits in toddlers June 26, 2018

Healthy sleep habits combined with eating fresh healthy meals, keep our bodies fit and strong. New research released by VicHealth and the Sleep Health Foundation has found that technology before bed, caffeine and stress all contribute to later bed times, sleep problems and mental illness in teenagers and young people. It is much easier to […]

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celebrate the Winter Solstice with your kids How to celebrate the Winter Solstice with your kids June 13, 2018

The Winter Solstice highlights the birth of a new solar year and is also known as midwinter or Yule.   It is the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.   Celebrate the Winter Solstice with your kids by learning about why it is so significant around the world and start new family traditions […]

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Cooking with kids Hearty Health Health benefits of cooking with kids May 31, 2018

Cooking with kids teaches them lifelong skills and an appreciation of making (and eating) delicious meals that are healthy for them. Children can start helping out in the kitchen from as early as three years old by pouring pre measured ingredients into a bowl, tearing lettuce for a salad, sprinkling cheese on a casserole and […]

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Easter treats for children Easter treats for children March 21, 2018

Easter can be a very difficult time for children who suffer from allergies or if you are wanting to control how much sugar your child eats. Commercially, Easter treats for children focus on foods like chocolate eggs and bunnies, marshmallows and mass produced hot cross buns. These treats line supermarket shelves and are advertised on […]

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Food safety and hygiene in child care centres Food safety and hygiene in child care centres March 14, 2018

Food safety and hygiene in child care centres is extremely important. Both parents and child care providers know how quickly illness can spread among children in a centre. Workers can unintentionally contaminate food they have prepared if they have recently been sick and contaminated food can be brought into the kitchen from elsewhere and cause […]

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seasonal menus for children in child care Benefits of eating from seasonal menus for children in child care March 1, 2018

Our Hearty Health Chefs are always creating new recipes in their seasonal menus for children in child care. The Hearty Health Autumn Menu is now ready to be launched into Hearty Health Child Care Centres around Australia.  New additions like our Hearty Health Bliss Bar is absolutely sugar free and bursting with loads of flavour […]

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