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Supporting Teachers, Educators and Families to build Children's Health Literacy

How Music and the Arts are Powerful Learning Tools

I know I’ve delivered a successful lesson when I see my students actively engaged in their learning. I often use multiple modalities in my lessons to engage children's diverse learning styles - my favourites being the integration of music and the Arts. The Arts have the capacity to reach...

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Love in a Lunchbox - lunches made with love...

We love our kids, and want the best for them right? And when it comes to your little one's lunchbox, as a Prep Teacher I can always tell which lunchboxes have had that extra love packed inside... it's the lunchbox filled with home-made food, with limited packaged, processed treats. While we've...

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FIVE Tips to Teach Children about the five 'everyday' Food Groups

Access complimentary resources Having worked as a Teacher and children's performer for over two decades, along with delivering evidence-based Health curriculum support to schools since 2011, it's important for me to have a classroom with happy healthy kids who are actively engaged in their...

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How Good Nutrition Improves Children's Learning Outcomes

We can attribute our intelligence and talent to our genetic makeup. We may even say smarter kids are born like that. But the environment in which our children grow up in can facilitate massive growth, learning and development, and nutrition has an important part to play. Have you ever...

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5 Tips to Talk about Food and Nutrition in the Classroom

Have you ever wondered if your Food and Nutrition lessons deliver accurate messages? Firstly, let’s just say, we respect that Teachers wear a million hats, and nobody can expect Teachers to be nutrition experts! As a Teacher myself over two decades, I've heard some colourful and very...

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Making a positive difference in the classroom

Teachers are heroes! And, teaching is a heroic act. Is one of the reasons you became a Teacher - because you wanted to make a positive lasting difference in kids' lives? As Teachers, we try our best. And sometimes we’re better at teaching some subject areas than others. And that’s okay. In the...

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What the best of the best Teachers are doing...

Recently we went searching for what the absolute best of the best Teachers and Educators are doing. And here's what we found ... Successful Teachers have a SENSE OF PURPOSE. They're able to see the BIG picture of how their teaching can positively impact their students' lives. It's...

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Leveraging Evidence-Based Programs and Pedagogies in your Classroom

How do we best engage children in their learning and achieve the best learning outcomes? What if a change of pedagogical approach could not only provide better results, without creating extra work or take up valuable time, but make our jobs easier too? The best Teachers engage children in...

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Six Ways to Celebrate your Achievements

Being recognised for the valuable contribution you make in children's lives every day is often neglected ... and sometimes you simply need to celebrate your achievements. But being recognised for your contributions and achievements is not always easy ... In this article we'll share the back...

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Is your child always hungry?

Recently, a mum at school (let's call her Carol) reached out to me about her seven year old son’s complaints that he’s always hungry at school, even though she packs him plenty of food in his lunchbox. When I asked her what she packs in her son’s lunchbox, she told me his regular lunch consists...

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