Good eating!

By Alex Sutherland

At Hamilton Child Care Centre (HCCC), we pride ourselves on being more than just an education and
care service; we are a community-led, not-for-profit organisation that thrives on the diverse talents
and skills of our community members. It’s this collective expertise that weaves the vibrant tapestry of
our HCCC community.

In our latest blog post, we delve into the wisdom of Sarah Young, a dedicated mother to Liam and
Julian, and a valued member of our community. Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge from her role as
a Project Officer for the ‘Healthy Beginnings’ initiative at Hunter New England Kids (NHEKids). This
commendable program, a collaborative effort with Hunter New England Child and Family Health
Services and Population Health, aims to nurture children’s growth through regular, age-specific text
messages that guide families on nutrition and developmental milestones.

Sarah’s insights are a treasure trove for our community, particularly her guidance on fostering healthy
eating habits in children. She has generously provided a link to the ‘Picnic Project’, an invaluable
resource for parents navigating the nutritional needs of children under 36-months. Additionally, Sarah
has shared a practical ‘cheat sheet’ (see attached) to help simplify the journey towards a balanced
diet for our little ones.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sarah for her contributions, which not only enrich our community
but also empower us to support our children and their families in leading healthier, happier lives.

Picnic Project:
Nutrition and feeding support for parents with young children – PICNIC Mid North
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Are you in search of nutritious meals that are both convenient and simple to prepare?

Amidst the hustle of our daily routines and the myriad tasks we manage, finding the time to plan a
wholesome dinner can often seem daunting. I’d like to share a resource that has been incredibly
helpful to me: the University of Newcastle’s ‘No Money No Time’ website. It offers a wealth of easy-to
follow recipes and practical nutrition advice tailored for those with a busy schedule. I highly
recommend exploring their offerings to make your meal planning less stressful and more enjoyable.
For more information, please visit their website.

‘No Money No Time’ – an initiative by the University of Newcastle:

Quick, Cheap & Easy Healthy Meal Ideas | No Money No Time

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