Heath Area

Food and Nutrition

School Breakfast Program


Supplies breakfast food to registered schools free of charge, giving all students an equal opportunity to receive a nutritious breakfast on a regular basis.

Food Sensations for Schools

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Food Sensations® is an interactive food literacy and cooking initiative, improving knowledge and understanding of nutritious foods and providing skills to purchase and prepare them.



Refresh.ED is a comprehensive online resource to help teachers introduce food and nutrition in classrooms from kindergarten to year 10.

Supporting schools to implement the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink policy


WASCA provides resources, advice and training to support school communities to implement the HFD policy and support healthy eating by students and wider community. Contact WASCA for canteen menu, recipe or product assessments; canteen consultancy; business review; food safety and hygiene training and resources; student and parent workshops; educator training for canteen staff, parent bodies or teachers; resources; cookbooks; and professional development events.



Crunch&Sip is a set break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. WA primary schools and classrooms can sign up to officially participate.

Take the Challenge teacher resources

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Take the Challenge teacher resources target four key messages: 1. be more active, 2. drink water and 3. eat healthy food to 4. beat disease.

Click to access: Introduction, Early Childhood Module, Middle Childhood Module, Early Adolescence Module and Appendices.

Kitchen Garden Classroom


The Kitchen Garden classroom developed by Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF) offers ELC, Primary and secondary schools the opportunity to engage in curriculum based hands on learning.

Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare (SNAC)


A nutrition and healthy eating support site for early childhood education and care services. This is a place for you to connect with other childcare professionals to share your experiences, ideas and thoughts and to build a network of support around healthy eating. There are many reliable, accurate resources to help you provide a healthy eating environment at your service – fact sheets, recipes, videos, quizzes. Researchers at ECU, Perth, Western Australia have developed the exciting new research project, Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare.



SNACPlus is a resource to help early childhood educators introduce food and nutrition education to the children they teach.
Edith Cowan University has developed materials for use in childcare centres, and this program has been developed to meet many of the requirements of the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ and ‘National Quality Standards’ that aim to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.

Fuel Your Future


Fuel Your Future is a healthy eating and cooking program designed especially for youth (12-18 years). The program consists of four fun, hands on and interactive workshops that help build confidence and while enhancing food planning, preparation and cooking skills. Youth centres and schools in the Pilbara region can register for the FREE program.

Food Sensations for Parents

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Food Sensations® for Parents is a healthy eating and cooking program designed especially for parents of 0-5 year old children. The program empowers parents with knowledge and skills to provide nutritious meals for themselves and their families. Playgroups, child and parent centres can register for the FREE program.

Superhero Foods

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Superhero Foods is an online resource available for teachers and health educators; this fun and fresh approach to nutrition education and cooking aims to empower children to make healthy lifestyle choices. At Superhero Foods HQ, you can find free, hands-on interactive nutrition resources for use in your classroom. Resources include a range of lesson plans (Foundation – Year 10) linked to the Australian National Curriculum with a host of complimentary resources to make nutrition education engaging and fun.

EON Thriving Communities Program

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The EON Thriving Communities Program has been operating since 2005. It is a hands-on, practical gardening, nutrition education, cooking and hygiene program, delivered in partnership with remote schools and focused on improving health and preventing disease in remote Aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Prepare Produce Provide (PPP)


Prepare Produce Provides creates opportunities for the youth of WA to work with industry’s finest chefs,, cooking dishes featuring our amazing Australian flavours. PPP are passionate about changing the world… one meal at a time. Projects such as 5000 Meals (preparing meals for the homeless), Smartfish School Education Project (using sustainable seafood) and a yearly camp supporting Indigenous youth leaders have been successfully run though schools and community locations across Western Australia over the last five years.

Life Education Programs

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Life Education WA provide a range of age appropriate Curriculum outcome based programs from Kindergarten to Year 6. Click for more information for K and PP and for primary modules here. The sections marked in yellow refer to Mental Health outcomes. Life Education WA partner with both Government and Non Government Schools and provide education to around 30,000 primary students each year.

Community Nutrition Education Programs

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Spotscreen recognises the vital role of schools as leaders in the promotion of healthy eating and active living. Working alongside school policies and standards Spotscreen has developed nutrition education programs including school cooking classes, nutrition seminars and workshops for parents and children.


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