Optimum Nutrition for Kids is a series of events conceived, presented and hosted by Healthy Kids Are Cool .

Optimum Nutrition for Kids: Part 1 is the first in a series of highly informative events for parents with young kids, held at different primary schools in the Western Cape. Over the next 12 months talks will feature topics such as where our food comes from, the gut brain connection and microbiome, the link between food and kids’ behaviour, applying neuroscience to everyday parenting, kids’ circadian sleep rhythms, primary and secondary nutrition and more.
To help shape their programme they work with medical doctors, nutritionists, health coaches, researchers,
bio-hackers, as well as passionate and informed parents. At each event they invite local suppliers of healthy food and drink, and present you with gadgets and tactics to help make parents’ jobs easier!

Talk 1: Dr Werner Kerschbaumer – How food is linked to children’s behaviour and emotions, including primary and secondary nutrition.

Talk 2: Catherine Barnhoorn – Delicious and Nutritious Lunchboxes, followed by a Q&A
1. What is healthy?
2. How to nourish your children’s growing bodies, not just to fill their tummies
3. Learn practical tips on how to prepare nutrient-dense lunch boxes quickly and easily
4. Find out how a nutrient-dense breakfast takes the pressure off the lunch box
5. What is really in the lunch box? Get clues on how to be a food detective
6. Last, but not least – the importance of hydration

*Browse stalls with healthy food and drink, stock up on goodies for your kids’ weekly lunch boxes
*Delicious coffee for parents
*Nutrient-dense juice for all the family
*Healthy sweet treats from Knosh
*Farm produce from the Neighbourhood farm stall
*Opportunity to buy a Crunchbox at a discounted rate
*Goody bags, lucky draws
*A morning of true investment in your family’s health!

‘Healthy kids are cool’ host regular educational events for moms, dads and their little ones in Cape Town and surrounding areas. It is our passion to equip conscious parents with tools to nurture their kids’ health, development and wellbeing. Our events also create fantastic opportunities to meet other like minded parents and inquisitive new
souls. To keep up-to-date with the next event, follow our www.facebook.com/healthykidsarecool

Catherine is deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves, and she firmly believes that food can be “the best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Catherine wants all parents to consider the question “Do you want to fill your children’s tummies, or
nourish their bodies?”