• Schools have told us that KickStart Breakfast clubs are a great opportunity for children to develop a range of social and behaviour skills, providing an environment that students can feel safe and relaxed to build friendships with their peers, both older and younger. Students learn how to serve, tidy up after themselves, wash dishes, learn social skills such as table manners, helping others, looking after themselves and become self sufficient in preparing their own food. To help keep children he...
  • It is easy to forget that for primary-aged kids, food eaten at school may provide up to a third of their daily food consumption. In order to help parents provide healthy, tasty lunch options we thought we’d outline some hints and tips for you to include in your school newsletter to help parents pack a healthy lunchbox which will make a significant contribution to their child’s overall nutrient intake. A healthy lunch will give your little one enough fuel for a busy day at school and ...
  • Amazingly, nearly half of New Zealand’s five year-olds have tooth decay and around six out of ten nine year-olds have at least one decayed, missing or filled tooth. This doesn’t need to happen to your kids if you follow a few simple rules. As well as taking time to brush twice daily, recent research has shown that adding dairy to your diet is a simple solution to common dental problems amongst Kiwi kids. As one of the core food groups, dairy foods are important for good nutrition dur...
  • Children’s primary school years are some of the most important when it comes to growth and development, both mentally and physically. Giving them the right nutritional tools can help grow strong, healthy, happy kids, and changing your diet for the better is a habit that benefits the whole family. It is well known that calcium plays some pivotal roles in maintaining good health – from keeping bones healthy and strong to helping prevent high blood pressure – and it even helps you...
  • It’s all too often rushed, eaten on the run or forgotten completely. But, as the most important meal of the day, breakfast is essential for growing Kiwi kids, and for so many reasons. Eating a nutritious breakfast can have positive effects on learning, overall health and wellbeing, and there are numerous studies out there showing that kids who eat breakfast do better in school. International research shows eating breakfast can improve cognitive (brain) function in essential areas such as m...
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