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  • 1. Food for Kids in Clubs Smart and responsible ways to serve our young diners, with menu ideas for every type of eater. Healthy Foodservice to Children is a growing social issue, and clubs can take the lead - parents will thank you and come back for more. Presented by Annette Sym, author of the Symply Too Good to be True series of Low Fat cookbooks.
  • 2. Obesity statistics for Australian children and adults • In Australia 65% of adults are currently overweight or obese. • An estimated 1.5 million people under the age 18 are considered overweight or obese – meaning 23% of Australian children are overweight or obese (2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey) • Obesity in a child or adult is defined as a condition where excess fat has accumulated to the point that it can impair health. • In the 10 year period from 1985 to 1995 obesity among 7–15 year-olds more than tripled. This shows signs not just of increasing, but accelerating. • If weight gain continues the path it is following, by the year 2020 - 80% of all Australian adults and 33% of all children will be overweight or obese. • Studies show that body weight is often carried from childhood to adulthood - with 50% of obese adolescents continuing to be obese as adults.
  • 3. Traditional vs healthy ways of cooking popular meals: TRADITIONAL VS SYMPLE WAY Hamburger 40.0g 8.0g Lasagne 40.0g 8.0g Salt and Pepper Fish 50.0g 7.5g Deep Fried Crumbed Chicken 65.0g 4.0g Fettuccini Carbonara 40.0g 4.3g Nachos 65.0g 13.0g Tacos 15.0g 5.5g Potato Bake 30.0g 2.9g Spicy Potato Wedges 20.0g 0.5g Mud Cake 50.0g 9.0g Cookies & Cream Baked 42.0g 4.7g Cheesecake Caramel Mudcake 55.0g 7.8g
  • 4. Healthier ways of cooking... • Lean meat and chicken • Cooking spray not oil • Baking not deep frying • Herbs/spices/stock instead of salt • More vegetables in dishes like pasta • Low-fat dressings and mayonnaise • Evaporated light milk instead of cream • Low-fat dairy products instead of full-fat • Apple sauce and bicarb soda to reduce sugar and eggs in baking • Margarine not butter • Low-sodium / salt-reduced products • Emphasis on serves of salad and vegetables - not just chips
  • 5. Children’s menus – how to introduce change? An example: QAST successfully introduced SMART CHOICES to QLD Tuckshops: GREEN – Have Plenty AMBER – Select Carefully RED – Occasionally
  • 6. Healthy Meal Options at Caloundra RSL – Clearwater Cafe and Viva restaurant
  • 7. Healthy Menu Choices - Kid’s Menu at Viva restaurant, Caloundra RSL Some early statistics: Clearwater Café has offered 4 Symply Too Good options since Nov 2009: to date 17.5% of all a la carte meals sold Viva restaurant has offered 5 Symply Too Good options since Dec 2009: to date 11% of a la carte meals sold
  • 8. Competing with McDonalds and the big franchises As well as traditional menu items, all the fast food chains are offering healthy meal options these days: McDonalds, Subway, even Domino’s Pizza has linked up with The Biggest Loser...