Food&ME teachers' resource

Overview

Food & Me logoFood&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).

The Food&ME™ nutrition education units have been developed by Accredited Practising Dietitians from Nutrition Australia ACT in consultation with teachers from ACT schools and ACT Health. Each of the units have been pilot tested in different classroom settings to ensure the content meets student’s requirements and suits a range of teaching styles.

Food&ME™ supports the ACT Government’s Towards Zero Growth: Healthy Weight Action Plan which acknowledges the vital role of schools in promoting good nutrition and young people.

The resources support schools to deliver the “classroom learning” action area of the Fresh Tastes Program. The Fresh Tastes Program is working with ACT primary schools to promote a culture of healthy food and drinks.

The complete suite of Food&ME™ resources can be downloaded for free by visiting:
https://goodhabitsforlife.act.gov.au/fresh-tastes/foodme%E2%84%A2-%E2%80%93-tasty-resource-teachers
 

Professional learning opportunities

Nutrition Australia ACT provides a two-hour professional learning workshop which has been accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI). This interactive session gives teachers the knowledge and confidence to effectively teach nutrition to primary school students and equips them with the tools and resources to deliver consistent nutrition messages in the classroom.

For details of upcoming professional learning opportunities, contact Nutrition Australia ACT on info@act.nutritionaustralia.org