Primary School Incursions

The Curious Nutritionist works with primary schools to provide food education programs that promote learning about food through engaging students with practical ‘hands on’ learning experiences.
An evidence-based approach is used in educating children about food, their body and health. All incursions are designed considering the sensitivity of cultural and societal messages and childhood cognitive development.
All programs are devised in light of the Victorian Curriculum.

A fun and engaging workshop where children will go on an adventure through the senses. They will explore a range of foods and investigate how they can learn to like foods. Activities are designed to evoke curiosity about food through the five senses and build food literacy.

Take a journey around the world exploring the wonders of cultural identity through the culinary delights of food. Students will take an imaginary journey to destinations around the world to discover rituals and food traditions. They will learn about the diversity of environments that influence the food choices.

This fun and interactive workshop encourages curiosity about food and our food environment. Students will investigate a variety of food and how it supports the body to grow and learn. They will examine their local community foodscape and how it influences their food choices and the power of persuasion in food marketing.

The BE Me Project is a body image/body esteem workshop designed for pre-teens to understand the physical, social and emotional impact of their changing bodies. A range of interactive and collaborative tasks engage students in discussion about growth and development, the influence of media on body image perception and how we can all tune into our bodies better. The concept of self image is explored along with how body neutrality and positivity can improve self esteem.

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