It’s Good To Chat | Kid’s Helpline

We all know that a problem shared is a problem half solved. The Kids Helpline is a free and confidential service for young Aussies (aged 5-25). They connect with kids over the phone, via email and in live Web Chat. Kids reach out to the Helpline to discuss life issues such as friendships, abuse, parental…

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Keeping Hydrated

Did you know that our bodies are made of approximately 70 percent water? And studies show that approximately 80% of Australians live in a state of chronic dehydration? Water in our bodies has many functions including regulating our body temperature, digesting food and excreting waste. Your body loses water throughout the day through sweating, breathing…

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Healthy Recipes

Hummus Dip Hummus is probably one of the best known Middle Eastern foods due to its popularity worldwide. The main ingredient in Hummus is chickpeas. Chickpeas contain a large amount of iron, which is important in building strong muscles and keep your brain healthy. Eating chickpeas also reduces your chance of getting diabetes, improves concentration,…

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Bringing education outdoors

Bringing children outdoors during class has become increasingly popular in recent years, but just how beneficial are outdoor activities to a child’s development? Debbie Agnew, Manager of National Tree Day says “the outdoor setting has a positive impact on a range of student behaviours and is all linked to cognitive function, memory, imaginative play, creativity…

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The Benefits of Organised Sport

Organised sport is a great way for children to participate in regular physical activity. Not only does sport increase a child’s physical fitness, it’s also is a great way for children to learn and build on life skills such a respect, self-esteem, confidence and teamwork. Organised sport is about more than just benefiting a child…

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Added Sugar: Limiting sugars in a child’s diet

Sugar is a natural carbohydrate and can be found in natural foods like fruits and dairy. However it is often added into processed sugary foods (sweet AND savoury) to improve taste and texture. It’s highly addictive! Sugar provides us with lots of energy, but only for a short amount of time and without providing us…

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Sugary Drinks: What constitutes a healthy drink choice?

Education around hidden sugars is increasing, however there is still a lot of uncertainty about what constitutes a healthy drink choice. We all know soft drinks contain unhealthy amounts of sugar. However, did you know that a lot of other drinks which are marketed as ‘health drinks’ including vitamin waters, fruit juices, cordials and sports…

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Screen Time: Is it important to limit screen time for our kids?

We live in a modern age. An age full of smart phones, tablets, computers, video games and television. Both children and adults are becoming increasingly addicted to screens and it’s having an adverse effect on our health and social skills. Moderation of screen time is necessary for a child’s healthy brain development and staying active.…

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