Grow a Healthy Mind

What is a Healthy Mind?

It seems odd to be ‘talking about, talking about’ minds bodies, relationships, sex and other tricky things in the kids section, doesn’t it? BUT we know that kids who grow up in families where communication is open, honest and spontaneous, do better in terms of their self-esteem, their sense of who they are, where they fit, and their overall mental wellbeing.

In a world that is so easily influenced by the opinions of others, it’s more important than ever to grow resilient confident kids right from the start. It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about their feelings, their bodies and what makes them unique and special.

Connections, Communications and Relationships

Connections and relationships are really important in the world of kids. Strong connections to family, extended family, friends, school and community help to build a sense of belonging, trust and confidence, all good ingredients for growing resilience and self-esteem.

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It's not too late to be a winner with Active Kids funding

Since the launch of NSW Government Active Kids program&...

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Fruit Crumble

A tempting family desert  - without the guilt Serves: 6 Preparation Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 30 mins Energy:...

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BBQ Vegies

Colourful, delicious and healthy Preparation: 7 minutes preparation + 10 cooking
 Serves: 17 serves of vegies in this recipe ...

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Help to grow kids that are fit, fun and full of life

Over recent years there has been a lot in the news about overweight and obesity. The research tells us that as a Nation, each new gene...

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Mustard and Honey Corn on the Cob

Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 6 mins Serves: 4 (one serve of veg per person) INGREDIENTS ...

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Mexican Corn & Tomato Salad

Get your Mexican on with this deliciously tasty dish. Preparation: 10 mins Cooking time: 5 mins 16 serves of vegies in th...

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Honeyed Greens

Preparation: 8 mins Cooking Time: 6-8 mins 13 Serves of Vegies in this recipe Serves 4 people Ingredients

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Watch your Mouth

Did you know that looking after your teeth is about more than just looking good ? In fact, the health of your teeth and mouth have a lar...

Health Tips

More than 'a man's best friend'

We know that pet ownership is great for your mental health. They provide companionship, unconditional love and they never question your mot...

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Create a new-look school canteen menu

Help is at hand Joel Bazley and Susan Renkert are two of the Health Promotion Officers from the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Dist...

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Go4Fun says farewell to Kurt

Go4Fun Project officer Kurt Morton is departing the Population Health Team of Ne...

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Let's get physical

Our kids just want to run around and  have fun .. but there is actually science behind the lifelong benefits of teaching physical acti...

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Beetroot & Potato Salad

Colourful, crunchy and refreshingly delicious Preparation: 10 minutes preparation + 45-60 minutes cooking
 Serves: 19 serves of ...

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Fried Rice

Preparation : 10 minutes + 15 mins cooking (plus cooking and cooling time for the rice) Serves: 13 serves of vegies in this recipe <...

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Cowboys / Cowgirls Pizza in a Hurry

Preparation time: 10 min + 10min cooking Serves: 7 serves of vegies in this recipe Ingredients:

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