You may have seen in the news this week that the Healthy Lunchbox team at Cancer Council NSW have come under fire for advising parents to find other alternatives to processed meats, such as ham, when packing kids’ lunchboxes. The advice we give to parents when it comes to packing healthy lunchboxes and throwing together a yummy sandwich or sandwich alternative is simple - try to use wholegrains, pack in some veg and reach for some protein. Remember to change it up, and don't rely on ham as a daily protein staple.
Planning some planting this Autumn or looking to start your own vegie patch soon? Plants need three things to grow: water, sun and soil. Most West Australian soil is low in nutrients and some even repels water so it is important to prep your bed before you plant.
Knowing the tricky tactics used to market processed snacks and sugary drinks on social media is half the battle. With a little bit of know how, we can teach kids to block out these unhelpful and unhealthy messages and keep their feed free of junk food marketing.
If the price of fuel has left you looking around the house for things to do these school holidays, why not give our healthy holiday activities for the home a go. We’ve come up with six activities involving fruits and vegetables to keep children entertained from the comfort of your own home.
Many vegetables are seasonal, which means they grow best at certain times of the year. So rather than taking up space in your garden trying to grow things that will struggle in unfavourable weather, choose plants that are likely to succeed.