Nutritional Talks

Primary School Talks

April 17, 2013

Talking to parents of young school aged children is a wonderful way to establish sound eating habits for life. Through lunchbox ideas and easy snack recipes, I can help parents with a practical approach to ensuring their kids are receiving the best nutrition  possible for growth and development.

We discuss the importance of eating together as a family at the end of a day (a great way to show your children that eating healthy food should be a social and nutritious occasion to be enjoyed). I also explain the benefits of  getting the children involved in making their own lunches – this has shown  better compliance with eating a variety of nutrients. Doing food demonstrations and providing easy to follow recipes helps to inspire parents to try new things too. All in all, it is a fun, interaction event that opens the door to new ways to provide a healthy eating style for the whole family.

 

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The Ripponlea Parents and Friends Association invited Cinzia Cozzolino to speak to us in March on the topic of Healthy Lunchbox ideas. Cinzia gave us a presentation that was both engaging and informative. Her onsite demonstration showed how easily healthy food options could be achieved and her power point presentation conveyed a wonderful range of lunchbox ideas. Cinzia was able to respond easily with the parents who sought her nutritional advice during the presentation. Cinzia included a handout that included easy to follow recipes which was later forwarded on to the parents who were unable to attend the morning presentation. I heartily recommend that other schools invite Cinzia to speak at their school.

Gillian Watt

Ripponlea Primary School PFA President 2013

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