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GO GET IT supporting children in fiji

Sanasana Village, Natandola FIJIBULA .  For the last four years we have visited Sanasana village, my two girls have formed a lovely friendship with two sisters in the village, Kalesi 8 and Maki 10. They enjoy spending time in the village and always have loads of questions about village life. Maki and Kalesi have another 4 sisters and a brother. Like the majority of other families in the village, they live in a very basic and small one bedroom concrete room approx. 6x6, they do not have power, and the house has one single bed and two pillows, Maki tells...

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What kids learn from fundraising

What kids learn from fundraising

https://www.ptotoday.com/pto-today-articles/article/1208-what-kids-learn-from-fundraising Before you launch a sales fundraiser, you probably already have a clear idea of how it will benefit the school. Perhaps profits will pay for technology upgrades or fund field trip scholarships to enhance students’ education. But product sales can also provide some tangible learning opportunities for students. Talking to potential customers, tracking orders, handling money, and delivering goods all can teach kids lessons that will benefit them in other areas of their lives. Children may gain confidence, improve communication skills, learn about personal responsibility, and practice their math and financial skills, to name a few. While helping with...

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Schools New Healthy Food Crackdown

Schools New Healthy Food Crackdown

School tuck shops target Vegemite in new healthy food crackdownVegemite is set to be heavily reduced in school canteens. Photo / Getty School tuck shops target Vegemite in new healthy food crackdown   The iconic Australian spread Vegemite is on the chopping block as part of a new health crackdown in school tuck shops. The New South Wales government has kick-started the move to warn public schools to avoid sugary foods, butter, cream and a range of bread spreads. In a move to reduce obesity rates by five per cent before 2025, chicken nuggets, schnitzel and sausage rolls will only be available...

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New Government health adviser hopes to end the sale of chocolate as a fundraiser in schools

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11842060 Sending boxes of chocolate home for students to sell as a school fundraiser is one of the first issues the Government's controversial new health adviser would like to tackle. Public health professor Grant Schofield, also dubbed the "Fat Professor", has been appointed the Ministry of Education's first chief education health and nutrition adviser.He told the Herald on Sunday he would not shy away from giving the Government frank advice."That's not always going to be exactly what they want to hear. It's not going to be that we have all the answers - some acknowledgement of that is actually better...

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KEEPING NZ KIDS HEALTHY AND ACTIVE - concerns over growing obesity epidemic

KEEPING NZ KIDS HEALTHY AND ACTIVE - concerns over growing obesity epidemic

NZ study warns obese children are at high risk of heart, liver disease and diabetesLast updated 13:49, September 19 2016 Three quarters of obese Kiwi children could be at risk of developing long-term heart disease unless they can lose weight, research has found.The study offered a snapshot into the health of 200 obese children and teens from Taranaki.It was described as the first research of its kind to show the prevalence of risk factors in obese New Zealand children.Paediatrician and co-author of the study Yvonne Anderson, of the University of Auckland, said some of the children facing long-term health risks...

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