Nutrition and Fiber Education for Teens and Youth

Child obesity has become a serious epidemic in the United States, UK, Canada and Australia. It is not clear who the culprit is, some blame the schools and their cafeteria lunches, others blame the parents.

We do not like to place blame, rather, we encourage the education of parents and school workers. People need to be taught about what foods are bad for us and will lead to obesity in both adults and children and which foods will keep us strong, full of energy and lean. One of our health sponsors, skinnyfiberreviews advocates for children and youth to eat more fiber in their diets and to exercise more.

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As you can see in this chart, child obesity has increased dramatically since 1974 for all age groups, particularly children between the ages of 6 and 11 and have gone from skinny to obese.

Jennifer Marie states:

“I was obese as a child and many children laughed at me. Let me assure you, child obesity is no laughing matter. I felt helpless, alone, and had no idea what to do to start losing weight and getting my health back.”

Health education in addition to physical education in schools are one way to combat child and teen obesity.  When children learn why they should consume some foods and why they should avoid others, they are less likely to make poor decisions.  It may seem unfair to some children. Their friends can stuff their faces with McDonald’s happy meals and bags of chips or chocolate puddings at lunch and still are as skinny as a stick.  Other children eat sensible lunches and pig out on the weekends and that weight sticks permanently. Parents need to start giving their children meals that are laden with fiber and vitamins.

A healthy breakfast would start with a tall glass of water, a piece of fruit (preferably one low in sugar such as a granny smith apple or a cup of berries), a 1/2 cup of bran flakes or all-bran in skimmed milk.

For snack at school, another piece of fruit and a small bag of mixed nuts and raisins or a yogurt.  It is essential to have some proteins with each meal in addition to carbs.

For lunch, schools often are responsible for providing the children with their daily meal. This can become very problematic because many children are able to select what they’d like to eat. This leads of course to teens or youth opting for a greasy burger on white bread or a large serving of fries. Top it off with a coca cola and a brownie for dessert.  The child might have just consumed their daily total of allotted calories for their height and weight in just one meal.


This is why we encourage parents and school leaders to protest or promote change in their school cafeterias.  We have an amazing opportunity to educate the kids while they are young so that they will make sensible decisions when older.  Why not take this opportunity and train these kids to be healthy lean machines so they do not suffer from the same problems we did growing up.

If you would like to hear more about our thoughts on child and teen obesity or have other insight to add, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity for your organisation to participate as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at an event where delegates will learn, share and contribute. The program will highlight our continuing endeavours of working with community organisations in providing positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Various levels of involvement are available, however if there are any other ways in which you would like to participate, the Conference Managers would be very happy to consider your suggestions and discuss these with you.

We wish to extend an invitation to our valued past Sponsors to strengthen their support and alignment, whilst also inviting our new friends to consider the merits of participating in the 2010 event.


A comprehensive Exhibition will run concurrently with the Conference. Exhibition booths and ‘static’ display options are available which will provide companies and organisations with the opportunity to interact with delegates on a face to face basis. There is no better or cost effective way than an exhibition to present your services to a focused audience. Space is limited therefore we encourage interested participants to contact the Conference Managers as early as possible.

For more information on the marketing opportunities available or to book your preferred Sponsorship or Exhibition package, contact the Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitions Sales Executive Nick Cadey Tel: 02 9265 0700 /  email:

Social Program Details for 2015

Social Program

Optional Social Program

The following events are not included in the registration fee for delegates and accompanying persons.  If you would like to purchase tickets please complete the online Registration Form.

Monday 2 August 2015

Welcome Reception
Time: 1730 – 1830
Location: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  A$80.00

An invitation is extended to all delegates and registered accompanying persons to attend the Welcome Reception to be held within the Conference Exhibition.  Renew old friendships and make new acquaintances as we welcome you the Conference.

Tuesday 3 August 2015

Optional Conference Dinner                                               
Time: 1900 – 2230
Location: Harbours Edge
Dress: Smart Casual
Tickets: $110.00

The Conference Dinner will be held at Harbours Edge. This stunning venue is situated in the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct and boasts sweeping city and harbour views.

Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining, entertainment and spectacular views of Cockle Bay.


The services specified in the social program are available at the time of writing. However, in the event that any service(s) become unavailable or minimum numbers are not met. arinex Corporate Special Events reserves the right to alter or cancel the event.

Welcome to ACWA!


The Organising Committee for the Association of Children’ s Welfare Agencies is
excited to announce the next Conference will be held from
2 – 4 August 2010 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More information on this exciting and educational Conference will be available soon.

For more information, please contact the Conference Managers:

ACWA 2010 Conference Managers

arinex pty limited, Symposium Managers

arinex pty limited

Level 10, 51 Druitt St,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Postal Address:
GPO Box 128, Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Ph: +61 2 9265 0700
Fax: +61 2 9267 5443