Teachers have a very important role to play in promoting health and wellbeing to students.
They can do this through the curriculum and the positive experiences they provide.
WASCA has a number of resources to support teachers and other school staff.
Healthy Food and Drink compliance
The Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink policy promotes healthy eating in schools. The policy is mandatory for all public schools (including Independent Public Schools). We have developed a range of compliance checklists with a specific Teacher checklist that covers everything you need to know about complying with the policy in the classroom.
Healthy school – Healthy student resources
The purpose of these resources is to make provide practical tips for classroom teachers on how they can contribute to the creation of a healthy environment at their school whilst supporting the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink (HFD) policy.
The resource is consistent with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, other Australian Curriculum learning areas where healthy lifestyle messages are explored and the Health Promoting Schools Framework. Hard copies of the resources have been sent to all schools in Western Australia.
Class parties and celebrations made easy
Class parties and other celebrations are an excellent opportunity to reinforce the healthy eating habits taught throughout the year.
Download WASCA’s ‘Class parties and celebrations‘ fact sheet for some healthy and fun ideas!
Refresh.ED provides teachers with a suite of free online K-10 food and nutrition teaching resources. Developed at Edith Cowan University, these materials are designed to support teachers to integrate content on food, nutrition, healthy eating and food preparation skills into a range of learning areas in the Australian Curriculum. Our teaching units are developed to enhance student food literacy across four key areas: Food and Drink Source, Choice, Experience and Health. Each of these focus areas are comprehensively explored across the year levels, allowing for the inclusion of challenging nutrition topics such as making healthy choices, nutrition misinformation, food labelling and critiquing media influences. Refresh.ED also provides teachers with online professional learning materials including nutrition information sheets, educational videos and links to topical food and nutrition news articles.