Life Ed Australia visited St Emile’s this week and the Kindy children got to meet Harold the Giraffe. The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting Harold and helping him to choose healthy food items for his lunch box. Harold also discussed with the children the importance of exercising and taking good care of our bodies.
Food for thought for our parents (pun intended) ….
- There is a connection between ‘what’ we eat and drink and our long-term health outcomes, not to mention how well we perform at school (and in life).
- Developing brains need healthy, low fat, low sugar, low salt foods.
- Lunchboxes should be full of plenty of fruit and vegetables, eggs, sandwiches, cheese, yoghurt, tuna, etc as opposed to expensive and nutrient poor snack foods.
- While treats are acceptable every now and then, please find creative ways for developing good eating habits while children are still young – this is a gift you give for life!
- Remember the healthy diet your child enjoys today, paves the way for lasting health into adulthood.