Education programs for K-6 students
The Making Healthy Normal team is headed up by three passionate individuals and friends - Janine, Barb and Carly. They met at their children's local primary school and quickly worked out that they shared a common goal -
To encourage kids to eat healthy food. and to make it normal. normal for our kids generation, and the next.
With the help of their school community, the team initiated a number of healthy eating programs focused on empowering students with practical nutrition knowledge and hands-on food preparation skills. These programs helped to grow a health conscious culture, which subsequently rippled out to the schools' canteen, P&C fundraising decisions and school social events. Making Healthy Normal was established when neighbouring schools became interested in the program and the program's potential to bring about positive change.
The 4 minute video below was made by the NSW Government to showcase the Live Life Well @ School programs run at Elanora Heights Public School. This success inspired the Making Healthy Normal programs.
EAT A RAINBOW
K-2 students begin this experience with a nutrition talk. Why is it important to eat fruit and vegetables? How much fruit and how many vegetables should we eat each day? Why should we eat a rainbow of coloured fruit and vegetables?
Students then create a picture using a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. The best bit - being able to eat it afterwards!
MAKE YOUR OWN LUNCH
Year 3-6 students build on the Eat A Rainbow Program by exploring the Five Food Groups, the Australian Dietary Guidelines and food labelling in a nutrition talk.
Year 3-5 students prepare their own wraps and Year 6 students prepare salad jars, which are eaten for lunch on the day.