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

Food Sensations® for Schools 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 Food & Nutrition Teaching Resources

Developed by Edith Cowan University, Refresh.ED teaching resources are designed with the aim to provide teachers with ready access to quality teaching and professional learning materials that support and motivate them to include food and nutrition across learning areas and school year levels. These comprehensive online resources assist teachers to introduce food and nutrition education in classrooms from kindergarten to year 10.

Please visit the Refresh.ED Facebook page!

 

Foodcore Nutrition Services Inc. (previously known as WASCA)

Foodcore Nutrition Services Inc. (previously known as WASCA) assists school canteens and other food services to provide and promote healthy choices and operate economically viable and professional businesses. We do this by empowering food services with training, practical tools, information and advice as well as working in partnership with schools and the wider community, government, food industry, workplaces and other non-government organisations.

Examples of services include: CORE Finances Training, Canteen consultancy, Food Safety Supervisor Training, Bespoke nutrition workshops, Advisory service.

Crunch&Sip

Crunch&Sip is a time during the school day for students to eat vegetables or fruit and drink water in the classroom. Western Australian primary schools and classrooms can officially sign up to participate and will receive free educational resources, curriculum materials, merchandise and may be able to access a starter grant to assist in getting the program off the ground.

Take the Challenge teacher resources

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.

SNAC (incorporating SNACPlus)

A nutrition and healthy eating support site for early childhood education and care services. There are many reliable, accurate resources to help you provide a healthy eating environment at your service – fact sheets, recipes, videos, quizzes. SNACPlus is a resource to help early childhood educators introduce food and nutrition education to the children they teach. Materials have been developed specifically for early childhood education and care services, and meet the requirements of the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ and ‘National Quality Standards’, to embed good food habits among young children that will stay with them through adulthood.

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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

Food Sensations® for Parents is a FREE healthy eating and cooking program designed for parents of 0-5 year olds. The program provides parents with the knowledge, skills and ideas to create positive food experiences and guide their children to become competent eaters. Through a series of face-to-face, fun and interactive sessions, parents learn how to choose and prepare healthy meals that are quick, delicious and low cost. To book or host a program, please contact the Food Sensations® for Parents team.

Superhero Foods®

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

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

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.

Packed with Goodness

Packed With Goodness headline (stacked) 2Cancer Council WA is offering FREE healthy lunchbox education sessions for parents at all Western Australian primary schools. The sessions are 90 minutes in length, run by qualified health professionals and cover following topics; tips for packing a healthy lunchbox, healthy alternatives to pre-packaged snacks, the importance of vegies and fruits for kids, label reading, the best drink choices for kids.

Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak Culinary Experience

The Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak program offers Indigenous students from across WA the opportunity to attend a week-long culinary camp where they will receive training and mentorship from some of WA’s top chefs including Paul Iskov, Melissa Palinkas, Anna Gare, David Gilmour and Indigenous chef Reece Lardi, allowing students to develop their culinary skills using modern cooking techniques met with traditional and locally sourced ingredients.

Throughout the week students also participate in cultural activities with Menang Elders and Cultural Leaders, ranging from art classes to bush walks allowing the students to share stories, spend time on country, and identify and forage for local bush foods.

Better Health Program – A free healthy lifestyle program for children 6-12 years.

Better Health Program – A free healthy lifestyle program for children 6-12 years.

The Better Health Program is a free, 10-week healthy lifestyle program for 6-12 year olds and their parent or carer. The program is free for eligible families in Western Australia thanks to the WA Department of Health and can be done online or in person.

Across the program families learn about healthy eating, reading food labels, battling screen time and building healthy habits through fun and interactive weekly sessions. Families receive support from qualified health professionals throughout the program, along with resources and motivational freebies like free sports equipment!  

When: Registrations are open now!

Group-based: Term 2

Online: Flexible starts – start as soon as you register!

How: To sign up please visit: https://betterhealthprogram.org/ or call 1300 899 736″

 

Active8

If you are a parent or carer of a child in their early years who struggles with healthy eating, physical activity and active play ideas, the Active8 Program can help your family make healthy changes.

You can help your child learn healthy lifestyle habits that can reduce the risk of illness and support them to lead a healthy life.

The WA Department of Health is funding free places on the Active8 Program for children aged 2-5 years and their families throughout WA.

Connect with your own health coach over the phone and other parents in an online environment. The online format provides flexibility for busy parents whilst still supporting families to establish healthy habits for young children.

The evidence-based program is being delivered by health professionals online.

Start the 9-week program as soon as you enrol. For more information or to sign up go to:  https://theactive8.org/wa

 

Term 3 registrations are now open for in person programs. 

Locations for our FREE in person programs are:

Better Health Program:

  • Cannington
  • Joondalup
  • Osborne Park
  • North Perth

  The Active8 Program:

  • Balga

 

Community Nutrition Education Programs

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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