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With 25 per cent of Australian children now classified as overweight or obese*, government organisations, dietitians and nutritionists alike are focused more than ever on communicating healthier eating messages both at school and in the home. But communicating complex nutritional concepts is not easy, especially to young children. Even many adults have difficulty understanding some […]

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The Mamee brand of healthy snacks is a commonplace sight at school canteens throughout the country. Its extensive selection of products is popular with students and canteen managers alike – thanks to the pioneering work of parent company ABC Sales and Marketing in developing healthier products to meet the canteen market’s evolving nutritional requirements. “We’ve […]

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Did you know that more than 40 per cent of children come to school at least one day a week without eating breakfast? (1) Research shows that kids skipping breakfast lose concentration in class and have less energy for play (2,3,4), are less likely to maintain a healthy weight (5,6), more likely to be frequent […]

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This issue looks at the inaugural national Celebrate Canteen Week and how to encourage healthy eating in our schools. We also speak to FlexiSchools General Manager Stephen Austen about the online ordering system which has recently been rolled out across government schools in the ACT – plus product information and our regular features!

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Mamee Monster Noodle Snacks and Mamee Monster Rice Sticks – the snacks for champs!

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In this issue we offer strategies for Canteen Managers to implement an independent School Breakfast Program. Dr Claire Drummond shares her expertise on ways to recruit and retain canteen volunteers. Smiths nutritionist Anne-Marie Mackintosh outlines the importance of whole grains. And Alice Pryor of The Parents’ Jury gives a parent’s perspective on the state of Australian school canteens. Plus, check out NAFDA’s four page Term 2 Newsletter featuring a classic canteen recipe, a fun competition for kids, and details on how your school can win a $1000 grant!

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The canteen manager responsible for the reinvention of Marrickville Public School’s menu is neither a trained nutritionist nor a chef

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Jo Gardner, CEO at Healthy Kids Australia, a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that aims to promote and influence healthy food choices for children, weighs in on the current strategy and shares her hopes for the future.

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