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-focused 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.
See how one Fresh Tastes school is using the Food&ME resources to teach nutrition to their students in a fun and interactive way.
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.
Food&ME Professional Learning
This free course provides practical ideas and materials to support the delivery of nutrition education in the classroom using the Food&ME Kindergarten – Year 6 curriculum resources. It can be completed either individually or in teaching teams in a minimum of two hours.
The course has three modules including a practical activity of your choice. Please note: the practical activity requires you or your teaching team to complete the task away from the course. It could involve online research, collegiate discussion or making/sharing a simple healthy meal or snack.
Coming soon! The Food&ME Preschool online course will be available from Term 2, 2017.
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.