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Participate in research and be in a draw to win $100

 What motivates and supports primary school teachers to teach food and nutrition? Calling all primary school teachers and final year pre-service primary education students New opportunity to participate in research and be in a draw to win $100 Refresh.ED Manager Margaret Miller is conducting PhD research to investigate what would motivate

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Follow us on Facebook @Refreshedschools

Through our Refresh.ED facebook page, we share the latest news and teaching ideas on all things food, nutrition and, healthy eating.  We hope that you like, share and comment any of these materials with your fellow teachers and school staff. Follow us today @ Refreshedschools. – The Refresh.ED team

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Refresh.ED Facebook page has been launched!

Earlier this month, Refresh.ED launched their Facebook page! This page will be used share up-to-date nutrition information, more recipes and lots of teaching ideas. Click here to check it out and remember to ‘like’ and ‘share’ the page with your networks.

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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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