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How to Make Healthy Eating Fun for Kids!

Do you remember having quite the imagination when you were a kid? I know I did. I liked to hide my peas in my mashed potatoes and pretend the peas were hidden treasures I was digging up! Why not inspire your little one’s imagination by encouraging them to find peas in their mashed potato and...

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Why you should let kids play with their food

At one of my lunchbox workshops, I played a game with the kids: the Superhero Secret Senses game. This is where children wear a blindfold and try different fruits and veggies, exploring the food with their five senses to guess the fruit or veg! The most amazing thing happened: one of the...

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How to get 'fussy eaters' to eat!

I recently presented a Lunchbox Workshop to a group of parents whose little ones were transitioning to prep. I always start the workshops reading the ‘I am a Superhero - Fruit & Veg’ book to the children and the kids make superhero masks while I chat with their parents. Prior to the...

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How to Make Healthy Eating Fun for Kids!

My nephew was visiting last weekend and he wanted to play tag! I knew he never ate tomatoes so I decided to make them fun! I threw a sliced cherry tomato in my mouth and said he’d never catch me with my super tomato speed powers! I ran off and left him in the dust, but then he did the...

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How To Make Kid-Friendly Corn and Vegie Fritters For Your Little Superhero's Lunchbox!

A nutritious diet full of fruits and vegetables is super important for little superheroes to grow strong and live a healthy active life. But getting kids to eat their 5 serves of vegetables can be a bit of a struggle on the best of days. Let us introduce a handy trick that will get kids loving...

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6 Fun & Healthy Halloween-themed Lunch Box Ideas

Get into the spirit :-) this Halloween with a ghoulish lunch box for your little one. This lunch box has all the 'tricks and treats' that are junk-food free, and includes foods from the five everyday food groups, including Vegetables (V), Fruit (F), Dairy (D), Protein (P) and Grains (G) for a...

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The BEST Proven Parental Feeding Style for Kids

Recently I had friends and their four year old son over for dinner. I didn’t hold back and cooked up a storm! There was an array of choices on the dinner table, including a variety of vegetables ripe for the picking! Their son was initially intimidated by all the choice. Then his dad said, “This...

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How To Get Kids To Eat More Fruit and Veg!

My little nephew has always wanted to be BIG and STRONG like a superhero! To prove his strength, he recently challenged me to a push-up competition - cute. I told him "I'm gonna win because I eat my spinach" (the food of a superhero, of course!) He laughed at me, and then the competition...

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How to get kids to wash their hands in a FUN way!

Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands… it’s what we’re all hearing… and it’s essential more than ever right now, to help us all keep healthy and safe. But how do we get kids to wash their hands properly for at least 20 seconds? Well, we could show them a poster with step by step...

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Sensory Food Tips for Fussy Eaters

We had a mum reach out to us recently for some advice about her four year old's sensory issues. Her little one turns up his nose to vegetables, refusing to try any vegies, other than potatoes. As for fruit, he'll eat only apples. Does this sound familiar? ... If your little one's a fussy...

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