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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Holiday boredom busters

1 July 2017

News Mail

Chef and TV host Miguel Maestre will be in Bundy today to share his love for cooking. ARE your kids bored out of their brains these holidays? Check out this great list of activities in Bundaberg that is sure to keep them entertained for hours.

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Celebrity chef Miguel Maestre to give kids cooking tips at new Chadstone childcare centre

29 June 2017

Herald Sun

Maestre has teamed up with Paisley Park in a food advisory role and will be creating seasonal menus across the organisation’s 17 centres nationally. Through this partnership, Miguel and Paisley Park are hoping to lead the fight against childhood obesity in Australia.

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How to get your kids to eat a decent meal

1 May 2017

Channel Nine   

“Children learn more about food when they are involved in the process and can experience the process first hand,” says Kat Wieczorek-Ghisso, early learning educator and co-founder of the childcare centres Paisley Park.

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Devonport’s Paisley Park partners with TV chef Miguel Maestre

27 May 2017

The Advocate

Tasmania is one of the luckiest places on earth in terms of quality of food produce, television chef Miguel Maestre says.

Maestre hosted a cooking demonstration for families at Devonport’s Paisley Park Early Learning Centre on Saturday.

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Celebrity Chef Coming To Town

24 May 2017

Burnie Advocate, Launceston Examiner

Newspaper Article Summary: A RENOWNED celebrity chef will travel to Devonport later this week with aims to inspire young ones to eat healthy. Chef and the Living Room host Miguel Maestre will visit Paisley Park Early Learning Centre in Devonport on Saturday.

Podcast Episode: Could you get your child to eat chilli?

16 May 2017

Kinderling Conversation

“Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre says he can! He’s teamed up with Kat Wieczorek-Ghisso from Paisley Park Early Learning Centres to introduce a new food program that is all about embracing a wide tasting palate.”

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Celebrity chef Miguel Maestre has cutting edge meal ideas

30 April 2017


Little people should be as grown up at meal times as possible, says the father of a two-year-old and a five-year old.

They should be encouraged to eat adult meals complete with garlic and chilli, serve themselves with tongs, and use standard, grown-up cutlery.

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