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Social Media – Have your say!

Here at Refresh.ED we are looking at new ways to share the latest news and teaching ideas on all things food, nutrition and, healthy eating. We will soon be launching our own social media pages, but we need your help! Your opinions really matter to us so we want to

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A Focus On Eggs

Eggs for breakfast? Here are a few fun facts on why eggs are not  only delicious but a healthy breakfast option. Eggs are: High in folate A source of 11 essential vitamins and  minerals A great source of Omega-3 fats High in protein Egg Hygiene Bacteria grow well in raw

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Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program

The Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program supplies quality food products to registered schools free of charge to ensure all children have access to a nutritious breakfast before school. The program was initiated in 2001 in response to rising awareness that 50% of WA school children were: not having breakfast at

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‘Tis the season to be jolly

With the Christmas season upon us, it’s not uncommon for many Australians to put on weight over the Christmas – New Year period. On average, Australians gain approximately 0.8-1.5kg during this time. Whilst this may not sound like much, research has indicated this additional weight is rarely lost. Nutrition Australia

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World Food Day

Sunday 16th October 2016 is World Food Day. FAO celebrates this day each year to commemorate a meeting on 16 October 1945, when 42 countries assembled to form the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The meeting set the goal of eradicating world hunger and malnutrition and

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WA preference for local produce

A recent study from the University of Western Australia, has shown Western Australian consumers have a strong preference and willingness to purchase local foods. Based on almost 350 online surveys, it was founds consumers would prefer to buy Western Australian products such as fresh skinless chicken breasts or a fresh

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New Healthy Eating Pyramid

In May 2015, a revised version of the well-known Healthy Eating Pyramid was released. The Healthy Eating Pyramid was designed by Nutrition Australia as an easy-to-use visual guide to the types and proportion of foods we should eat every day for good health. Like the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating,

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New data available on Australian food and nutrient intakes

ABS has published the first nutrition results from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS). This report is a welcome update from the last national survey in 1995. It provides data on Australians aged 2 years and over from a 24-hour dietary recall of food, beverages and dietary

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Refresh.ED receives support from Foodbank WA

In Term 1, 2014 Foodbank published an article on Refresh.ED in their popular quarterly newsletter The Morning Toast. This article provides a brief on what Refresh.ED is about and how Refresh.ED sets out to increase and support the level of nutrition education taught in Western Australian schools. Foodbank WA is a valued partner of Refresh.ED, offering hands-on programs that complement

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Refresh.ED Launches New Website

Refresh.ED has launched their new website! Bringing teachers access to quality teaching and professional learning materials that support and motivate them to include food and nutrition across learning areas and school year levels. Refresh.ED is a component of the Western Australian Healthy Children Program, funded by the Department of Health, WA, as

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