Restrictive food budgets may cause children to be fussy eaters, UQ study says

A study from the University of Queensland (UQ) has found that tight food budgets, where the amount of budget available to be spent feeding young children is limited, may inadvertently be encouraging unhealthy “fussy” eating habits in children.

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by Freya Lucas

World Autism Awareness Month: Here’s why Australia’s children with autism are falling between the gaps

World Autism Awareness Month is upon us – a month where diversity is celebrated and inclusion embraced.

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by By Kay Turner, MSSC UWS, Bed (Early Childhood) Macq, MAICD GIA (Cert) CEO, SDN Children’s Services

Motivated employees are the key to workplace safety, Curtain University says

Safety in the workplace is less about following rules, and more about ensuring employees take initiative and behaved in a proactive manner, research recently published in the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, has found.

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by Freya Lucas

Too hungry to learn: new research highlights connection between hunger and cognition

Researchers have found that food insecurity having limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home negatively impacts on learning across the education life span. The news will be of interest to those in the Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, with research showing that two in five families seek food assistance from charities to combat food insecurity in Australia each year.

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by Freya Lucas

Wanslea expansion in WA to benefit children receiving NDIS funding

Western Australian children with a developmental delay or disability will benefit from a further investment to deliver front line Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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by Freya Lucas