Healthy Eating For Good Performance

Promoting healthy eating habits and behaviours from a young age is crucial for a child's developmental trajectory and lifespan. A healthy diet of nutritious foods provides the essential fuel needed to support childhood development. Along with physical activity it is also pivotal in preventing childhood illness' and health problems such as diabetes, dental disease and obesity. Healthy meals should include a wide range of fresh ingredients from the five food groups every day. Processed and foods high in sugar, salt and trans fats should only be consumed occasionally. Water is often replaced for sugary drinks such as flavoured milks, sodas and juice. Encouraging water with meals, before, during

Why an OT - How can we help?

Occupational Therapy is a health profession that can be defined as "the art and science of helping people do the day to day activities that are important and meaningful to their health and well-being through engagement in valued occupations" (AOTA, 2008). Occupational engagement is important as it is associated with health and well-being. An Occupational Therapist (OT) aims to assist clients develop, improve or maintain valued occupations in daily life. These occupations can be any meaningful activity that a person needs to, wants to, or are obliged to do. Occupational therapy for children can assist with overcoming developmental challenges in movement, play, learning, attention and behav

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