No more child care centre birthday cakes – 96five Family Radio

No more child care centre birthday cakes

News.com.au reports The latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines for childcare centres state children who want to blow out a candle on their birthday should bring their own cupcake – to avoid blowing germs all over a shared cake. “They are suggestions that childcare centres can follow if they wish to reduce […]

By 96five Wednesday 6 Feb 2013Scotty and Sal

Birthday candlesNews.com.au reports The latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines for childcare centres state children who want to blow out a candle on their birthday should bring their own cupcake – to avoid blowing germs all over a shared cake.

“They are suggestions that childcare centres can follow if they wish to reduce the likelihood of infection going around childcare centres,”

We invited Child Health Nurse Jane Barry to share her thoughts on the new suggestions. Hear her thoughts below.

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