The author of this week's blog would prefer to remain anonymous but she is angry about the level of confectionery available at her child care centre - not only through funraising events but also for sale at the front desk! Does this story where she bravely confronts the Manager and gets a very unexpected reply resonate with you? Do you think fundraising through confectionery has any place in child care centres, schools or sporting clubs?
The Parents' Jury
The Parents’ Jury has been around since 2004. We’re an online network of parents, carers and grandparents who want to change and improve the nutrition and physical activity environments of Australian kids. In other words, group of concerned people who want our kids to be healthy and active!
Are you and your family getting enough vitamin D? Do you know how much is enough? Did you realise UV levels vary depending on what part of the country you're in and what time of the year it is? It all seems confusing but SunSmart has come to the rescue with a very handy smartphone app and this week SunSmart's Carin Conway tells us all about the new app and why it's important that we're getting the right amount of Vitamin D.
Read how one family plans to surprise their Mum on Mother's Day. We've kept their identity secret as we know she's a TPJ member and we don't want to spoil the surprise....could it be you?
Mum Lucy Westerman has found a novel way to get her kids interested in the nutritional content of the food they eat - and it works. Just this weekend, she analysed a party bag pack of chips with her 8 year old son and his friend during the ride home from a party. Could this work for you too?
Parents' Jury Member Louise Greenaway tells us how her community in New South Wales is doing everything it can to keep their local park from being reclassified by Wyong Shire Council.