Preschoolers cook for community shelters

5 March 2019

Southern Courier

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“THEY might not be able to speak in full sentences yet, but Randwick preschoolers are already helping the community with a new food outreach program.

The children at Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Randwick are cooking meals that are individually packed for local women’s and children’s shelters as part of the Cooking for our Community project.”

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Childhood Obesity on the Menu for Celebrity Chef

9 February 2019

Daily Telegraph, Sydney

“Celebrity TV chef Miguel Maestre is dedicated to helping solve the obesity epidemic among Australian Children.

The Living Room host is working with a child care group to help educate children and their parents on healthy diets.”

Celebrity chef Miguel Maestre launches plan to tackle Australia’s childhood obesity epidemic and encourages parents to take note

9 February 2019

Daily Mail

“He’s the celebrity chef known for starring on Channel Ten’s The Living Room.

And now Miguel Maestre, 38, has revealed he wants to combine his passion for food with a mission to help solve Australia’s child obesity epidemic.”

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Early learning centre and top chef combat childhood obesity

3 Nov 2018

The Dad Website

Miguel Maestre cooking with Paisley Park Randwick Children

Obesity in young children within Australia is a rising concern, with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting that as many as one in four children will be overweight or obese by the age of five. The upshot of this is that overweight or obese children are more likely to develop chronic disease at an older age, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Paisley Park Early Learning Centre, together with chef and host of The Living Room, Miguel Maestre, are tackling the issue through their 20 centres across Australia that practice innovative techniques to teach healthy eating habits and encouraging positive relationships with food from a preschool age.

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How to prepare children for school

25 Oct 2018

Out and About With Kids

Kat Wieczorek-Ghisso, Co-founder of Paisley Park Early Learning Centres, tells Out and About With Kids how you can prepare your children for school.

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Miguel Recipe: Apple and Buckwheat Pikelets with Chia Jam and Mint Ricotta

26 September 2018

female.com.au

“Leading chef Miguel Maestre has developed this recipe for Paisley Park Early Learning Centres nationally, and has come on board in a food advisory role to help instil healthy eating habits in children from a young age.”

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The importance of messy play – and how to do it well

11 Sep 2018

Out and About With Kids

Paisley Park’s Kat Wieczorek-Ghisso explains why children need messy play and how to do it well: “Children explore their environment using their senses; sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing. That’s why messy play is often referred to as sensory play. When children use their senses, they stimulate other forms of learning.” Full Article

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Healthy relationships with food are the future for Australia’s daycare industry

26 Aug 2018

Kid Size Living

“The current statistics show that one in four children (and almost two out of three adults) within Australia are considered overweight or obese. According to international research, embedding good eating habits in children at an early age will reduce the risks of obesity later in life.”

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The power of collaboration to tackle childhood obesity

26 Aug 2018

Weekend Notes

“The current statistics show that one in four children (and almost two out of three adults) within Australia are considered overweight or obese. According to international research, embedding good eating habits in children at an early age will reduce the risks of obesity later in life.”

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Dishing Out Ingredients for Life

25 Aug 2018

Daily Telegraph

“Forget critical acclaim – giving kids the right ingredients for a healthy life is the best dish celebrity chef Miguel Maestre has ever served.”