If you’re a teacher wanting to educate your students on nutrition for good health, then you’ll find Food&ME a big help. Food&ME are nutrition-focussed education resources that support schools to deliver the Classroom Learning action area of Fresh Tastes - it’s practical, convenient and ready for the classroom.
The resources use a series of evidence-based nutrition education units linked to the Australian Curriculum, and they align with the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013). The units have been developed by Nutrition Australia ACT in consultation with teachers from ACT schools and ACT Health staff.
Food&ME is made up of five nutrition education units:
- Years 1 & 2
- Years 3 & 4
- Years 5 & 6
The best part is, these resources are completely free – all you need to do is register and you can begin downloading Food&ME resources right away.
Note: Food&ME units for Years 7 and 8 are currently being developed – they’ll be released mid 2016.
Food&ME Professional Learning
Network sessions: Free network sessions on how to apply the Food&ME K-6 and Preschool resources in the classroom are available. These two-hour sessions are limited to two representatives per school, and are accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI). Educators are able to book into these sessions using the Education Directorate's Professional Learning and Events Calendar.
On-site sessions: By being part of Fresh Tastes, your school will be able to access a TQI-accredited, two-hour session that’s run on-site at the school by Nutrition Australia ACT using your financial grant. When your school hosts a session they receive all the books referenced in the Food&ME units for free. Find out how to get involved in Fresh Tastes.
Professional Learning Workshops: Nutrition Australia ACT also runs regular professional learning sessions on Food&ME. For course dates and costs, contact Nutrition Australia ACT.
It’s coming soon! A new, free online training package focussing on how to apply the Food&ME K-6 resources in the classroom will be available from Term 3, 2016.