The Easter Show for Fussy Eaters {Plus WIN a Family Pass}

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Entry is open to SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIAN residents only

Entries open 9pm 22.03.16 and close 9pm 23.03.16 AEST

This competition is a game of skill ‚Äď winners will be contacted on their Facebook entry post

One entry is permitted per person

2 winners will receive a Family Pass to the Royal Easter Show 2016 (4 tickets per family pass)

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is open from 17 March – 30 March, 2016 for more information about the show visit:

Winners will be notified on their Facebook entry comment within 1 hour of competition close and will have 10 hours to make contact via the One Handed Cooks messenger to claim or a new winner(s) will be drawn. This is to ensure tickets can be sent in time

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Now grab a cuppa and read all about the wonder that you will find at this years show!


The Easter Show for Fussy Eaters

As an adult I still look back on going to the¬†Sydney Royal Easter Show¬†as a child and the first thing I think of the is the show bags and the fruit and vegetable displays. This year was the first year I’ve been to the show in many many many years and hubby and I took George (4y) and Hamish (1.5y) as first-timers who had no idea about show bags. ¬†We had such a great day together as a family and I was reminded how much the Easter Show has to offer for kids. And particularly as a dietitian, what many opportunities there are to talk about food away from the table. Here are a just a few things I think you can teach kids¬†about food and nutrition from the Easter Show.

1. Food comes from further than the supermarket

The meaning of George is ‘farmer’ so my own George stepped up to the plate and digged for potatoes, gathered up some parsley seeds to plant at home and of course Hamish was in amazement¬†at the ‘ruck ruck’ in amongst the potatoes and pumpkins at the always-impressive vegetable displays. My favourite display was the dried pulses representing ‘2016 – International Year of Pulses‘ (sorry no pic, you’ll have to see for yourself ūüėČ ). There were interactive cooking demonstrations for the kids and loads more opportunities for kids to get involved with food and ‘play cooking’ in a fun, relaxed and enjoyable way. You never can pick what they may take away from these experiences¬†but in¬†these fun moments¬†it is likely to be positive – excitement, recognition and association of more foods next time you do your fruit and veg shop, wanting to plant a veggie garden at home or more interest in some foods that are usually refused.

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2. Up close and personal with the animals

We watched baby chicks hatch from eggs, walked through the rows of crowing hens and roosters, patted the heavy fleece of champion sheep, milked cows, watched the cows and horses be groomed for judging, saw a pregnant sow and gently stoked sleeping piglets and the boys were in awe. We are used to seeing these beautiful animals wander their paddocks as we drive through the country not metres away. What a treat it was. We could talk to both the young and old famers about their animals and their life as a farmer and for older city kids seeing their country counterparts look after and groom their animals is always an eye-opening experience.

We talked about eggs and how we like to enjoy eggs. Mummy – poached, Daddy – every way, George – scrambled or daddy’s quiche, Hamish – soft boiled. We talked about how milk comes from a cow (as well as from goats and sheep) and how we like to drink it and how it is made into other foods we enjoy – cheese, yoghurt and ice cream! We even saw a mummy pig feeding her many active piglets and not only did I appreciate how lucky I was to only feed one relatively relaxed child at a time I talked to George about breastfeeding him throughout his first year of life.

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3. More than Dagwood Dogs and Fairy Floss

Don’t be put off by thinking of all the fast food on every corner. I was happily surprised by the quality (both freshness and nutrition) of some of the food available to buy at the show and it wasn’t hard to find either. Homemade pasta and fresh tomato sauce cooked right in front of you, sushi, fresh salads and sandwiches, turkish gozleme, fresh fruit, nuts, yoghurt and water all ready to be enjoyed. Don’t make a fuss, keep to your usual mealtime routine as much as possible, let them see what is on offer and allow¬†them to choose foods you know they will enjoy.

We packed lunch¬†boxes filled with some of their favourite foods which satisfied their appetite for morning tea and George and Hamish enjoyed some sushi, yoghurt, water and a few hot chips for a late lunch. Of course the ice creams, fairy floss and dagwood dogs are there too to be enjoyed – it’s the Easter Show! The boys would have happily enjoyed an ice cream too but they didn’t ask (we would have said yes of course) and I didn’t offer. George knew the show bags and games were our¬†next and final point of call.

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4. It’s not all about¬†food and nutrition

Most of all, have fun. For all the show lovers, this event comes around only once a year. Enjoy the animals, have fun on all rides, torture yourself with the games and load up on show bags and have fun as a family.



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 Entry in this competition is open to Sydney, Australia residents only (aged 18 years and over). Employees and their immediate families of the Promoter, its related entities and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. There will be 2 x winners, determined by The One Handed Cooks team based on the creativity and quality of the entries. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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  1. posted by Funda Bayraktar on March 23, 2016

    I absolutely love the Easter Show every year it just gets bigger and better. My family definitely love our sweets so we would really look forward to seeing the beautiful cake displays and definitely to walk through and taste and buy amazing different foods because we Love to Eat!!!

  2. posted by Jen on March 23, 2016

    I’ve always wondered what happens when all those animals return from the show. The cows are washed daily and blow dried. Do the other cows in the field say ‘ooo here comes
    Mrs clean been in the big smoke getting clean’. At least it is cleaner milk, no?


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