Exercise Beats Breakfast

The New Zealand Government might have better spent it’s $9.5 million school breakfast money on walking school buses, findings from a Danish study into children and exercise suggest. The Danish study, cited at a symposium in Washington this week, had set out to prove the benefits for children having breakfast and lunch. “The results showed that having breakfast and lunch …

Playing Outside is Good For Your Eyes

Children have long been encouraged to go play outdoors – to improve their mood, get exercise and break the hypnotic spell of mobile phones, television and video games. But now there’s another important reason – it may help them avoid vision problems. Two studies published recently in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, say that time spent outdoors blunts …

Breakfast Makes for Smarter Kids

Hungry minds need to eat breakfast. For school kids, breakfast really is an important way to start the day. Why? Research shows kids who eat breakfast are more likely to be focused than those who skip breakfast. So it’s important to send your kids off to school with breakfast. Who could concentrate on geography and science when their tummy is …

Amazing Tree-house Escapes

Whether you want to dine in New Zealand, camp in British Columbia or sleep in luxury amidst the treetops in Sweden, Climbing Frames New Zealand has found the perfect tree-house escape for you! Like an enormous chrysalis, the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand is a gorgeous network of poplar and redwood slats, high above a redwood tree. A project of the Yellow …

Healthy Food Means Better Learning and Behaviour

The Government’s $1.9 million a year contribution to feeding breakfasts to kids in low-decile schools may be modest. But at least it’s a start. It’s also amounts to a long-overdue admission by the government that what kids eat – or don’t eat – has a huge impact on their behaviour in school and their ability to learn. For the past …