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Food and Nutrition

School Breakfast Program

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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® 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

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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!

 

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

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The Western Australian School Canteen Association (WASCA) assists school communities including Principals, teachers, parent bodies, parents and students to create a healthy supportive food environment.  WASCA works closely with the Department of Education to support schools to implement and maintain the Healthy Food and Drink policy. We do this by providing 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.

Visit our Facebook page here!

Crunch&Sip

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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 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®

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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)

PPPPrepare 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.

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.

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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