Kids Nutrition & Fitness
Sarah Gish Not all healthy lunches have to be Pinterest-worthy. With a little planning and a fridge full of convenient kid-approved foods, parents can send their kids to school with a midday meal that's as fun as it is nutritious.
Harriet Alexander Products such as Kit Kats and Coco Pops are being advertised to children by food companies because their own nutritional standards classify them as healthy.
Esther Han Choice has slapped nutrition ratings on 265 popular children's snacks using the government's health star ratings calculator, which was available on a government website before it was controversially pulled down in February.
Brian Koerber Nine-year-old skateboarding girl from NSW is totally stoked after she successfully lands 540 on her 75th attempt.
Angela Thompson McDonald’s served a five-year-old boy a near-raw six pack of chicken nuggets from a Drive Thru on the NSW south coast on Wednesday night.
Susie Burrell How do children become overweight? The same way as adults - through poor food choices, says nutritionist Susie Burrell.
'Yoghurt grows on trees'
Livia Gamble A recent national survey shows that kids still don't know where their food comes from, so what are we doing to educate children on the mystery of food production?
Kat Duggan Adults who allow children to ride quad bikes are playing Russian roulette with their lives, says a Blenheim man who lost his daughter in a quad bike accident.
Cassy Small Would your kids eat peanut butter made from sunflower seeds? Or fried rice from cauliflower? Cassy Small was sceptical too which is why she visited Fit Mum, aka Sharny Kieser’s home with her kids to test it out.
Nova Weetman Why is it that large sporting organisations think that taking the element of competition out of competitive sport is a good thing for children?
Daniel Cherny Critics have hit out at the AFL on social media over their decision to ban keeping score and awarding players for best and fairest in the under-10 football.
Esther Han When it comes to the food you pack in your child’s lunch box the nutritional value can quickly decline depending on the brands you use.
Deborah Gough Kellogg's has removed its "healthy" choice cereal from supermarket shelves and used the same name and logo to sell its sugary replacement "frosted" or "chocolate" version in a move labelled sneaky by consumer and health groups.
Katie Carlin When this little boy’s family decided to prank him with a not-so-exciting gift they never anticipated he would react like this. Thankfully they uploaded it to YouTube so the rest of us could enjoy it too.
Veronica Foale Is the fight against fat actually negatively affecting our children's ideas about healthy eating?
Emma Levett Ever wondered if the experts practice what they preach? We speak with the medical professionals about the things they'd prevent their kids from doing.
Susie Burrell Nutritionist Susie Burrell shares her tips for choosing snacks for the school lunchbox.
Dr Joanna McMillan How are your new year resolutions going? Did you make any for your kids? Dr. Joanna McMillan has a few to get you started and tells you how to make them a reality.
Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids What sacrifices do you make for your kids? Kerri Sackville made a memorable one last week for her daughter and she is willing to do it all again next year.
Shereen Jegtvig Kids who are given larger bowls of food are more than likely to overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.
Dr Joanna McMillan A lack of information on product packaging means we don't know how much trans fats our kids are consuming.
Susie Burrell Breakfast eaten in the car; a few dollars for a school canteen lunch and three or four different meals, at different times for each family member can ultimately lead to less than ideal family health habits long term.
Anne Tarasov One of his daughters is a ballerina, the other is a basketball player, and his son makes his own surfboards. Andrew Daddo's children have all embraced an active lifestyle in their own way.
Katie Carlin Are parents to blame for producing obese children? According to Katie Hopkins’ latest controversial interview on This Morning they are, and they should also sit their children down and tell them “they’re fat” if they want to change it.
Rashida Tayabali How packing children's school lunch 'bento style' can help fight childhood obesity and surprisingly aid time poor parents.
Rebecca Martin Sport, football games and finals come and go, but this one is special. In our house, the coming AFL grandfinal this Saturday between Fremantle Dockers and Hawthorn is, just for once, genuinely more than a game.
Josephine Tovey The number of children being taught at home in NSW has ballooned by 65 per cent in four years, with many parents citing bullying, philosophical objections to schooling and a desire for personal learning as reasons for rejecting formal education.
Sarah Whyte Apple juice has as much sugar as soft drinks, and health experts are warning consumers to limit consumption.
Andrew M Seaman Kids who drank four or more servings of soda per day were twice as likely to destroy other people's belongings, get into fights and physically attack people.
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Kristy Komadina Tired of your kids arriving home from school with their lunch box full of uneaten nutritional goods you lovingly prepared? Kristy Komadina shares her secrets to getting empty lunch boxes and full tummies.
Dr Joanna McMillan Plating up a nutrient rich menu daily for your kids isn't as hard as you think. Dr Joanna McMillan takes us through a typical child's daily food intake and shows you how a few simple changes can make all the difference.
Paula Goodyer Labels can be deceiving when it comes to healthy snacks for children.
Cherie Lyden Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel for the brain and body, which is especially important for children as they are still developing, and need both brain and body to help them learn and play.
Simone Mitchell "I don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. I want them to be focused on: what do I have to do to be the healthiest that I can be?"
Amy McNeilage At St Therese Primary in Sydney's south-west, students eat lunch at the early time of 10.50am. And, even then, it is the second meal break of the day after a 9.50am snack break.
Livia Gamble Find out the facts on why wholegrains are so essential for growing kids and how to up their daily intake.
Emma Macdonald The humble school canteen, staffed by volunteers and run by local parents and citizens groups, may soon become a thing of the past in the ACT.
Andrew Daddo How do you teach kids to appreciate what they have in life?
Staff writers Carbohydrates tend to cop a lot of flack these days but do we really understand the role they play in keeping our kids' bodies healthy and functioning?
Dr Joanna McMillan Most agree that breakfast for kids is essential but sometimes getting them to tuck in to their morning meal isn't as easy as it sounds, writes Dr Joanna McMillan.
Staff writers Teach your kids healthy eating habits for life - starting with a nutritious morning meal.
When Dara-Lynn Weiss's seven-year-old daughter tipped the scales at 42 kilograms, she put her on a stringent diet. Here, Weiss recounts how she saved Bea from the threat of obesity.