From Ba­bies to Boobs to Broc­coli

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One-third of Kiwi kids are over­weight or obese and one way to tar­get this is through healthy food.

Per­suad­ing kids to eat their greens can be a strug­gle but a sem­i­nar hosted by some of New Zealand’s favourite food and par­ent­ing blog­gers aims to turn the ta­bles.

Takes A Vil­lage: Ba­bies, Boobs and Broc­coli is fronted by 5+ A Day am­bas­sadors and sis­ters Ju­lia and Libby Matthews, Anna Reeve, and Rocky and Ruby’s Re­becca Shan­non.

5+ A Day gen­eral man­ager Paula Dud­ley says these sem­i­nars will pro­vide an ex­cel­lent fo­rum for par­ents and a plat­form to en­cour­age healthy eat­ing, es­pe­cially fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles for ba­bies, tod­dlers and the fam­ily as a whole.

‘‘Healthy habits start early and by in­tro­duc­ing more fruit and veg­eta­bles into chil­dren’s di­ets, will en­cour­age them to make healthy food choices as they grow older,’’ she says.

Fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles are vi­tal for the growth and de­vel­op­ment of ba­bies and tod­dlers.

The sem­i­nars will con­sist of in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tions on healthy eat­ing tips for busy par­ents fol­lowed by ques­tion time.

The ladies will be in Auck­land on Au­gust 31 at the Qual­ity Ho­tel, Par­nell from 6.30pm.

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Sis­ters Ju­lia and Libby Matthews will be speak­ing on ways to en­cour­age chil­dren to eat healthy food.

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