Healthy kids are happy and intelligent kids!
How often do you go to great efforts to pack your child a healthy lunch only to find it still in their lunchbox uneaten when they get home?
If so, you are not alone! 22 percent of parents in the recent Health Check Program said their children are picky eaters and nearly 40 percent said they struggle to find healthy lunches that their children will eat.
There are huge benefits for your children if together you are able to create healthy eating habits. If you child is lacking in omega 3 fatty acids, protein or other nutrients essential for optimal brain and body development then this may affect their development – both inside and outside the classroom. The recent “Nutrition and Students’ Academic Performance” study showed that nutrition effects the daily performance of children and that mental and behavioural problems including depression, hyperactivity and social withdrawal can be traced back to unhealthy nutrition and poor eating habits.
Many schools have attempted to implement ambitious school lunch programs. Some highly controversial programs have outlawed certain foods, but as you know, making your child lunches “healthier” does not mean they will eat it.
By far the most successful programs are those that have instigated small habit based changes through education and readily making available tasty and healthier variations to student’s everyday favourites. This approach has been shown by the Perelman School of Medicine to lead to lasting life-long results – now who would not want that for their child…
To help student’s embrace more nutritious options, Back 2 Basics Traditions has teamed up with South Australian primary school St. Joseph’s Payneham to provide students an offering of sprouted air-fried Broad Bean Chips (gluten-free, soy-free, vegan) and no added sugar handmade 80% dark chocolate (gluten, soy and dairy free) in the canteen.
Students were extremely pleased with the new offerings during its trial period with positive feedback such as ‘super tasty but still super healthy’ from Isaac F. in year 6.
We are looking forward to collaborating with other schools throughout South Australia and helping to support and create healthy eating initiatives. It is very rewarding when students tell us they were so surprised that healthy food can taste really delicious!
Looking for healthier alternatives for your own child’s lunchbox or food options available from their school canteen? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. We currently supply 40g packs of sprouted air-fried Broad Bean Chips (gluten-free, soy-free, vegan) and 25g packs of no added sugar handmade 80% dark chocolate (gluten, soy and dairy free).
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