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New program for children starting from age 2 aims to nip body image blues in the bud

An initiative designed by La Trobe University is aiming to reduce instances of negative body image and unhealthy behaviours in children through working with child health nurses (CHN) and families of children aged between two and six years of age.

5 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Recall of milk products – Victorian and NSW ECEC services potentially affected

Product safety recalls have been issued for selected one litre milk products sold recently in Victoria and New South Wales. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services who have purchased these products recently through Woolworths, Coles, IGA and other retailers have been asked to check their milk stocks and ensure they do not have any of the affected products available for consumption.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Researchers reveal the primary triggers of anaphylaxis in infants and children

A new study from US based Baylor College of Medicine has offered insight into the primary triggers and management of childhood anaphylaxis. Whilst numerous studies have been conducted in the adult population, limited information is available about its occurrence in children and infants

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

No risk, no reward: cotton wool should be for mending wounds, not wrapping children

‘Child injured’, ‘child hospitalised’ are news headlines that catch the attention of the public, and rightly so. No one who cares about children wishes to see them hurt. Such headlines are often followed by a detailed and emotive description of the incident but rarely , if ever, followed up with the headline ‘child makes full recovery’, leaving the public with the false impression that all injuries sustained in those reported cases are catastrophic.

3 days ago

by Niki Buchan, Natural Learning Early Childhood Consultancy

Educators warned about the lifelong pain of burns in National Burns Awareness Month

A common meal for time poor educators is instant soup or noodles, particularly as weather around much of the country cools. During June, which is National Burns Awareness Month, educators are urged to be mindful of the risks, with statistics showing that one in five childhood burns are caused from popular ‘instant’ products.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas