Proactivity is pleased to offer Nutrition and Healthy Eating classes as a complimentary service to our physical activity programs.

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We offer these Healthy cooking and nutrition classes to both primary and secondary school students and the classes are delivered either as a stand alone experience or as a series of lessons that build on knowledge and practical learning.

All classes are delivered by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and information provided is supported by professional governing bodies; Dietetic Association of Australia (DAA) or Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) and are inline with the NHMRC Dietary Guidelines.

Our classes appeal to different learning styles to maximise attention and retention, and contain a mixture of activities.

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The content is designed to enrich the current curriculum taught in subjects such as science, social learning and health topics. Depending on the facilities available at the schools, we can also offer basic cooking and practical food tasting and recipe workshops.

Examples of Primary School Workshops include:

  • Food identification workshop - Primarily focused on fruit and vegetables but covering a wide selection of local and world foods.
  • We are what we eat - An introduction to How Food affects Health.
  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating - explanation of different food groups, and what is a balanced diet.
  • What’s in your lunchbox? “Swap it” activities. Healthy suggestions, recipes, and take home information.
  • Healthy Habits – Why it is important to eat breakfast, have at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, drink water and brush your teeth.
  • Why people eat different things – An introduction to different eating cultures, cuisines from around the world (eg. Vegetarianism)

Examples of Secondary School Workshops include:

Healthy Eating Workshops (1 hour – 3 hour depending on content covered)

Topics can include:

  • ‘Australian Guide to Healthy Eating’ explanation of food groups, and the proportions of each needed for a balanced diet.
  • Macronutrients: Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein. How your body uses them.
  • Micronutrients: Vitamins & minerals, what are they and how do they benefit the human body.
  • Awareness activities such as understanding the energy, sugar & fat content of common foods.
  • Portion sizes. Understanding serving sizes and recommended intakes and portion control for health and weight management.
  • ‘Swap it’ - Activity exercise to examine common meals and snacks and then suggest ways to make healthier options, and look at alternative choices.
  • Understanding Nutrition Information panels (NIP) How to read and what to look for on food labels.
  • Practical strategies such as meal plans and shopping lists to ensure a balanced diet at school and at home with the family. Suggestions for increasing the amount fruits and vegetables consuming and the reduction of ‘junk food’.
  • Fact or Fiction? - Discussion group session to explore popular Celebrity and ‘Fad’ diets. Why they can be harmful? And how to recognise misinformation.
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - Exploring how our diet affects not just our weight and physical energy levels but emotional and mental wellbeing. Looks at healthy ‘norms’ and discusses positive body image.
  • Peak Performance - What do athletes eat to become champions? An introduction to Sports Nutrition and hydration, and the issues around supplements.

Parent Educational Workshops

APDProactivity is also able to offer seminars or educational information for parents on subjects such as:

  • Healthy lunchboxes
  • Before and after school snacks
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Quick, easy and nutritious family meals

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