ACT school programs
Nutrition Australia ACT (NA ACT) is a not-for-profit, non-government, community-based organisation and a division of one of Australia’s peak nutrition education bodies. Based on the latest science and research, qualified health professionals and educators provide a range of services for ACT primary and secondary school communities, including canteens, after school care, Parents and Citizens Associations, school principals and teachers. All of our services are tailored to specific ages and learning stages as appropriate to the school community.
Food&ME™ teachers' resource
Food&ME™ is a series of evidence-based nutrition education units (from Preschool to Year 8) linked to The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and aligns with the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013).
Food&ME™ provides students with the opportunity to learn about the relationship between food and health, including the effect food choices can have on their bodies and mental wellbeing.
For more information or to download Food&ME™ click here.
Canteen managers training course
All ACT registered food businesses are required to have a food safety supervisor. NAQ Nutrition Training's canteen managers course meets the requirements of Nationally Recognised Training and has been especially developed to meet the needs of staff working in school canteens.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will achieve a Statement of Attainment for up to three units of competency.
For further information regarding canteen managers training course click here.
ACT healthy schools program
Nutrition Australia ACT Division can provide teacher professional development programs to equip you and your colleagues with the tools for successfully teaching nutrition in the classroom.
Want to involve the wider school community in nutrition education? Your next P&C meeting or parents night is the perfect location for a one hour nutrition seminar.
Nutrition Australia ACT Division also offers cooking demonstrations and workshops for school children, parents and families.
For more information about the ACT healthy schools program click here.
Outside school hours care
A nutritionist from Nutrition Australia ACT Division will come along to your outside school hours care centre, and get the children involved in preparing nutritious and delicious afternoon snacks. In addition, your centre will receive ideas for games and activities that have a healthy twist.
For more information about outside school hours care services click here.
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