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august, 2021

04aug6.00pm7.30pmTickets RequiredSpeaker Series - Week 1 of The learner-friendly houseSpeaker Series 20216.00pm - 7.30pm Type:EventEntry:Paid

Event Details

The learner-friendly house Speaker Series, a Q&A with UOW Early Start researchers. Consisting of four presentations to discuss the learner friendly household and how to maximise your child’s abilities.

Week One – The importance of food and movement for learning and cognition

We know that healthy eating, physical activity and sleep are important for our children’s overall health and development. An increasing amount of research now also tells us that these healthy lifestyle behaviours can influence children’s learning and cognitive abilities. 

How are children’s learning and cognition affected by food, physical activity and sleep? This presentation will provide an overview of current research in this area. We will also discuss the current dietary and movement guidelines and what you can do practically to ensure that your child’s learning is supported through a healthy lifestyle.

You will learn:

  • The dietary, physical activity and sleep factors that are associated with improved learning and cognition
  • How to ensure that your child is getting a well-balanced dietary intake, and enough physical activity and sleep

 

Cost

Members/Engagement Centres $7.50
Non-Members $10

This Speaker Series will be delivered online via Zoom. Once you have booked, you will receive a Zoom link before the session.

About our experts

Dr Megan Hammersley
Megan is an Associate Research Fellow at Early Start, UOW. Her research is focused on supporting and promoting the development of healthy lifestyle behaviours in children. She has conducted interventions focusing on healthy eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in home-based and school-based settings. Megan has vast experience working as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist across many settings and has a specific interest in early childhood nutrition. She is passionate about supporting families in providing children with the best possible start to life through a healthy lifestyle.

Dr Myrto Mavilidi
Myrto is a Research Fellow at Early Start, UOW. Her research focuses on designing school-based physical activity interventions for children and adolescents to enhance physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes. Myrto’s research explores how early childhood educators and teachers can incorporate physical activity during learning activities (e.g., active lessons or active breaks) without compromising academic outcomes. Her studies provide guidance to teachers towards successful implementation, scalability and dissemination of lessons plans aligned with the existing curricula. In addition, teachers are offered different possibilities and alternatives for physical activity participation throughout the school day.

 

Time

(Wednesday) 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location

Online

Suggested Ages

Adults only

Price

From $10

Bookings

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