Friday, August 24, 2012

From Little Things Healthy Kids Grow

It began with a "lunchbox cop" audit of what kids were bringing to school to eat.
But the outcome has been some significant changes of behaviour in children with disabilities. Kim Shepherd, principal of The Hills School, Northmead, said up to 75 per cent of students audited had processed, packaged items in their lunchbox.

So the school worked with parents to shift their diet to more healthy food, planted and cooked by themselves, and paired with exercise.

"For me it's extremely exciting to see kids who previously had been unresponsive to being adventurous and excited about food and the farm to fork experience," Ms Shepherd said.
Some students who had aversions to certain tastes and textures were living off noodles and Tiny Teddies. 

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