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Are you keen to kick start 2014 with a great NEW and easy fundraiser for your setting? Look no further than NAQ Nutrition’s new children’s storybook. It is fun, innovative, promotes health and can fundraise for your setting at the …

Osteoporosis is a condition that leaves bones fragile and at higher risk of fracture than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more rapidly than the body can replace them resulting in a sparse, mesh-like …

QUT Ethics Approval Number 1300000625 We are writing to invite your ECEC service to participate in a survey for the new LEAPS (Learning, Eating, Active Play, Sleep) project that is being run by Queensland University of Technology, NAQ Nutrition and …

How will having a rainbow for dinner help Josh get his superpowers back? Local children in the Caboolture and Deception Bay area, north of Brisbane, can find out by joining free storytime sessions being led by Nutritionists from NAQ Nutrition. …

Does your menu provide children with the recommended number of serves from the 5 food groups each and every day? Is it consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Government guidelines Get Up & Grow? Food Foundations …

Through funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) program, free story time sessions are being held during January – March 2014 for local children in the Caboolture and Deception Bay area, north of …

Dietary fibre is found in the parts of plants that cannot be digested. Fibre plays a role in keeping the bowel healthy by aiding in the elimination of waste efficiently and regularly. Maintaining bowel health is important as it can …

WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK FOOD SMART SCHOOLS COMPETITIONS    As part of the Nutrition Week 2013 activities students were invited by NAQ Nutrition to take part in two “design” competitions. All schools that completed these activities to promote …

We would like to give you ideas about how easy it is to make and enjoy delicious Christmas style recipes and snacks and still keep up the healthy eating habits. There are plenty of Christmas style recipes that use the …

We would like to give you ideas about how easy it is to make and enjoy delicious Christmas style recipes and snacks and still keep up the healthy eating habits. There are plenty of Christmas style recipes that use the …

Dehydration is a significant issue amongst the elderly, is under-diagnosed, and can often go unnoticed. The consequences of dehydration, however, can be serious. For those working with the elderly, it’s important to understand: why the elderly have a greater risk …

Did you know that inadequate cooking was found to be the cause of more than a quarter of all food poisoning outbreaks between 1980 and 1995? Food must be cooked to a high enough temperature to destroy most bacteria and …

LAST CHANCE! The Nutrition Week Competition has been extended until the 15 November. Get your entries into NAQ Nutrition to have the chance to win some of the great prizes on offer. Each class where students submit an entry (Activities …

Healthy lunchboxes play a role in developing lifelong healthy eating habits.     Healthy lunches and lunchboxes can help develop an understanding of: The importance of eating a variety of whole foods The relationship between food, growth and development and which foods …

 Did you know that inadequate cooking was found to be the cause of more than a quarter of all food poisoning outbreaks between 1980 and 1995? Food must be cooked to a high enough temperature to destroy most bacteria and …

In 2013, we inspired families and communities to get involved in the National Nutrition Week theme of Project Dinnertime. With a celebration of nutritious home cooked recipes, Project Dinnertime aims to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of local households, helping …

‘I’m having a rainbow for dinner’  and ‘We’re growing a rainbow’ is a children’s storybook developed by NAQ Nutrition and Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local as part of a 2013 funding grant.  Click here to download the order form Check …

This week, we look at the lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legume/beans group. This group is a good source of many nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, and other vitamins.  Nuts and seeds can also …

Homemade vs. commercial products A wide range of commercial baby foods are now available in stores across Australia, targeting parents and carers. These products were the spotlight of media articles recently, which reported findings from UK research on the nutritional …

Lean Meats update from the new Dietary Guidelines This week, we look at the lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legume/beans group. This group is a good source of many nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, …

EAT FOR HEALTH – THE NEW AUSTRALIAN DIETARY GUIDELINES AND AUSTRALIAN GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN  And it continues……….for those who have been following our e-newsletters this year, we have been providing you with and in depth …

Vegetable based dips make a healthy snack choice and can be used as a spread on sanwiches and wraps. It should come as no surprise that dips top the list of the perfect party food. They are fun to eat  and  simple and …

Grain (cereal foods), mostly wholegrain and /or high cereal fibre varieties such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles, polenta, cous cous, oats, quinoa, and barley   More specifically, this group includes; Breads – wholemeal, wholegrain, white, rye, pita, lavash, naan, foccacia, …

There are a number of food safety hazards to consider with eggs and there are some strategies you can use to minimise risk and keep food safe: –          The outside of egg is easily contaminated with micro-organisms that can cause …

There is a wide variety of fruit available in Australia. The main distinguishing nutrients in fruit are vitamin c and dietary fibre, with smaller amounts of carbohydrates, folate, beta-carotene and potassium. Edible skins are especially high in fibre; however fibre …

A recent query from one of our members was around wearing gloves when feeding an infant expressed breast milk. Due to breast milk being classified as a bodily fluid, there are some confusing messages out there around this practice – …

Healthy Eating for 1 – 5 years By providing your child with the recommended amounts from the Five Food Groups and limiting the food’s that are high in saturated fat, added sugars, and added salt; they will get enough of …

Have you ever walked down the breakfast cereal aisle in the supermarket and wondered which cereal to choose? Gone are the days when cereals were just cornflakes, oats, rice bubbles and coco pops. Now there is an endless variety of brands, flavours …

We have come across a few of our NOSHC subscribers who are starting to use online grocery shopping as a means to get their food delivered to their setting. For those settings who can easily access this service, it can …

We often get queries with regards to certain items on OSHC menus. Quite often, settings will specifically ask about Coles Brand foods – as they are usually a cheaper alternative. The table below outlines some common Coles products that we …

The Australian Dietary Guidelines and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating provide up to date advice about the amounts and kinds of foods that we need to eat for healthy and wellbeing. Our dietary patterns are made up of foods and …

Should children attending OSHC settings be served full or reduced fat dairy products? Nutrition Benefits: Dairy foods offer a rich source of important nutrients for children. These nutrients include protein, calcium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), fat soluble vitamins, and some essential …

Membership renewals for the 2013-2014 year are upon us. This year we are doing things a little differently with our new website. We are offering the option to renew your membership using Paypal, and you will recieve notification via our …

  Did you Know? Queensland Schools saved nearly $4m using the Department’s Standing Offer Arrangements (SOA) for the 2012 school year. The Department of Education’s procurement unit can help your school whether you are a government, or a non government …

    NAQ Nutrition provides support and services to sports clubs to help them promote healthy eating and improve their food supply, making it easier for the community to make healthier choices.     NAQ Services for your Sports Clubs …

  Malnutrition is a significant issue in aged care and an independent risk factor for the development of Pressure Ulcers. Therefore it follows that adequate nutrition can play an important role in the healing of Pressure Ulcers. Pressure Ulcers can …

The Nutrition for OSHC program is excited to be launching our ‘new look’ this March! Formally the Nutrition for Outside School Hours Care Advisory Service, NOSHC will continue to serve settings throughout Qld, to assist them meet their nutrition and food …

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