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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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Apricot season at Hearty Health Apricot season at Hearty Health January 2, 2018

Yum – it is well and truly apricot season at Hearty Health!   This Summer, apricots feature in our Summer menu for children in child care to enjoy. Delivered to our door directly from the wholesale fruit and vegetable market, our apricots are as fresh as fresh can be and turned into a selection of snacks […]

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Christmas cooking for kids Christmas cooking with kids December 18, 2017

Christmas cooking with  kids With Christmas right on our doorstep – it is a great opportunity to get into the kitchen and make some yummy snacks with your children. Our Hearty Health Ginger Bread People are perfect for Christmas cooking with kids specially those with food sensitivities and they can be dressed up with Christmassy […]

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Bananas are key ingredient for Hearty Health Protein Balls A perfect childcare snack – Hearty Health Protein Balls November 1, 2017

Eating a healthy childcare snack doesn’t have to be time consuming and tedious….. Try making these super easy and yummy Hearty Health Protein Balls that are not only great for kids but for educators and parents as well! By adding nutrient dense bananas and naturally sweet dates, the kids will get a big hit of […]

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