The Australian Health Curriculum – Is it helping or harming our children?

“When you eat junk food, you get fat!” and “Is this food healthy?” When working with children, there’s nothing off limits and thoughts are heard out loud. Children think it and say it. These are the kinds of comments and questions I’ve had from primary students in the last twelve months. This seems to be… Continue reading The Australian Health Curriculum – Is it helping or harming our children?

Boosting Children’s Brain Fitness

The human brain is a fascinating organ that we continue to learn more about. The fitness of the brain is also known as cognitive fitness. Cognitive fitness is the “state of optimized ability to reason, remember, learn, plan, and adapt.”[1] Maintaining brain health and fitness relies on a number of factors; optimal nutrition, regular physical… Continue reading Boosting Children’s Brain Fitness

Who is the gatekeeper of your child’s lunch box?

Prepping school lunch boxes can be the bane of one's existence. In Australia there's about 200 teaching days so that means 200 school lunches, and that's only if you have one child! As a teacher I get to see many variations of lunch box contents everyday and I'm well aware of the judgement placed on… Continue reading Who is the gatekeeper of your child’s lunch box?