This month we’re focusing on National Nutrition Week, which runs from 14-21 October, with the theme Water - Tap Into It! In recent years, sugar-laden fizzy and energy drinks have steadily replaced water as the drink of choice amongst kids, increasing their risk of weight gain, tooth decay and behavioural problems.
To promote the benefits drinking of water and reducing the consumption of sugary drinks, teachers will be interested to learn why kids should Steer Clear of Soft Drinks. For a winning smile, kids can read up on why Tap Water Is Best For Teeth, while parents can build their resolve against the fizz by reading a Hard Stand is Needed on Soft Drinks.
Steer Clear of Soft Drinks
Are there particular foods that put your child at greater risk of weight gain and even obesity? A Deakin University study suggests soft drinks give cause for concern.
School Ambassador Programs
Both the Australian Football League and Netball Australia have School Ambassador Programs for teachers.
Hard Stand Needed on Soft Drinks
Children are drinking less milk and more soft drinks and fruit-flavoured beverages. Now health experts say it is time for schools, parent groups and governments to take action.
Both the AFL and Netball Australia have developed a fantastic resource for parents, to educate kids on healthy eating and nutrition.
Tap Water Best For Teeth
We all know that eating lollies can be harmful to our teeth. But do you know that soft drinks can be just as bad?
Sports kits winners
We are pleased to announce that the following schools are the state/territory winners of the sports kits for the month of October. These sports kits comprising of AFL footballs and netballs will be sent direct to the school.
Congratulations to the following schools:
VIC Appin Park Primary School
SA Horizon Christian School
WA Samson Primary School
QLD Saint Agathas - Clayfield Primary School
QLD Gregory Educational Facility
NSW Holy Family Primary School
NSW Nuwarra Primary School
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