Meet the team!
The Opal (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) program is a Federal, State and Local Government initiative that supports children (0-18 years) and their families to enjoy healthy eating and regular physical activity.
Opal at the City of Marion consists of Manager Fraser and Project Officer Danielle.
They are based at Glandore Community Centre, so come in and say hello!
Opal's 2013 theme is about promoting the benefits of a healthy brekky and how easy it can be. A healthy brekky is as easy as:
- Peel, Pour, Pop - Peel a banana, Pour reduced fat milk over cereal, or Pop grainy bread into the toaster... easy!
A healthy breakfast provides a great start to the day and helps kids’ learning and concentration. It also provides plenty of vitamins and minerals our kids need for a healthy body.
How do I choose a healthy breakfast cereal?
With all the breakfast cereals around and all the clever marketing, it can be confusing at the supermarket.
The best cereal choices are those that are low in sugar, low in salt and high in fibre. The following are signs of a healthy breakfast cereal.
So what does a healthy brekky look like?
Some healthy breakfast cereals with low sugar, low salt and high fibre include*:
- Wheat biscuits such as Sanitarium Weet-Bix, Uncle Toby’s Vita Brits or home brand varieties.
- Porridge made from any plain rolled oats or quick cooking oats.
- Kellogg’s Sultana Bran.
- Kellogg’s Mini Wheats.
- Uncle Toby’s Weeties.
A healthy breakfast can be more than just cereal too. Why not try:
- Plain or toasted wholegrain or fruit breads.
- Fresh, frozen, tinned fruit in natural juice.
- Proteins such as baked beans, eggs, reduced fat milks, yoghurts and cheese.
So make sure you and your kids have breakfast every day!
*Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of available healthier cereals but are examples only.
We have plenty of delicious brekky recipes on our Opal Recipes Page so check them out!
For some more information about Opal's 2013 theme, please download the following resources:
If you would like to order any resources, please contact Danielle on 0421 469 295 or email email@example.com
Opal Kids Club
Would you like to join the Opal Kids Club?
The Opal Kids Club is a great way for children and young people aged 3-18 years to find out about what’s on in the neighbourhood and upcoming school holiday activities.
Plus it gives you the opportunity to win prizes and get more information on how to eat well and be active.
If you would like to join the Opal Kids Club, please download and complete the Opal Kids Club Registration Form(123 kb) and send to Danielle at Glandore Community Centre, 25 Naldera Street, Glandore SA 5037 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colouring in sheets
Download the below colouring sheets for some fun and learning!
City of Marion Opal Team
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 0421 469 295
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5047
Come in and visit us in person:
Marion OPAL Space
Glandore Community Centre
25 Naldera Street
Glandore SA 5037
In person opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm