Food for the family – helping parents to guide children’s eating habits


Parents who are confused about what their children should and shouldn’t eat can have all their questions answered at Gowrie NSW’s parent seminar on guiding children’s eating habits.

During the seminar, working parent, nutritional medicine specialist and foodie, Virginia Thomas will take parents through:

  • Which nutrients are essential for growth and development and how to include them in their child’s diet, even if this means hiding them.
  • How to decode food labels, which additives to avoid and which packaged foods are good options.
  • Exactly why they should be limiting the amount of sugar and where it is hiding.

Parents and caregivers will walk away understanding why a healthy lunch is so important and how to be organised so they can pack a great lunch quickly.

‘Teaching children to love and respect food, where it comes from, how to cook it, which foods nourish their bodies and which foods are better off as “sometimes” foods is vital,’ presenter Virginia Thomas said. ‘As a working parent I need dinner to be on the table quickly, lunch to be nutritious and quick to eat, and breakfast to set my family up for the day. I’m always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen, recipes that taste great and dishes that can be cooked once and eaten twice.’

This session will include lots of practical, family friendly recipes and notes on pantry and fridge staples that make dinner time stress a thing of the past.


Date: Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7:30 pm - 9.30 pm
Location: Lady Gowrie Child care Centre, Elliott Ave, Erskineville
Cost: $30
Bookings and information:
Tel: 02 8571 9743


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