Food for Thought

I am just following up on the leaflet that I sent about 3 weeks to you about the Food for Thought programme.  I have attached for you some more information about the programme, but in a nut shell the programme has 3 parts.  Firstly I come into the school to teach the children about healthy eating; topics that I cover include the Four Food Groups, The Food Pyramid and Food Label Reading.  Secondly we go to your support store (Napier PAK’nSAVE), there the children are given a work-sheet to fill out, essentially putting the class nutrition sessions into practice.  Lastly the supermarket donates a set amount per class that is involved, and this is to go towards creating a healthy lunch for the children.

 

The beauty about the programme is that it fits in with you; therefore you can choose when you would like to run the programme.  It could be this term or the following terms next year.  The programme fits in well with any health, food or body theme that you may run, it also fits in very well with the Life Education Trust.  The programme is aimed at Yr 5/6 students but I am happy to take any Yr 4/5 – Yr 8 classes that you may have.  The time needed to complete the programme is 1 1/2 hr per class for the nutrition sessions and 1 hr per class for the supermarket visit.  This is how I would plan my sessions with 3x classes:

 

Day 1- Nutrition Sessions- Food Pyramid Sessions

Class 1:    9- 9.45 am           

Class 2:    9.45- 10.30

        Break

Class 3:    11- 11.45

 

Day 2- Nutrition Sessions- Label Reading

Class 1:    9- 9.45 am           

Class 2:    9.45- 10.30

        Break

Class 3:    11- 11.45

 

*could also do the 2 nutrition sessions over one day if you prefer     

  

Day 3- Supermarket Tours- Kilbirnie PAK'nSAVE

Class 1:    9.30- 10.30

Class 2:    10.30- 11.30

Class 3:    11.30- 12.30

 

You will also need to supply parent help for this (about 2-3 parents per class).

 

The Food for Thought programme is also part of a brand new programme brought out by the Heart Foundation called Heart Start.  For schools to achieve the Heart Start award schools must completed 5 out of 10 modules. By taking part in the Food for Thought programme you complete 4-5 of these modules and therefore are awarded the Heart Start Chart.  I have also attached some on the Heart Start programme for you.

 

The next thing for you to do, if you are interested, is to get back to me so we can get you started.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  Also feel free to check out our website below.  I look forward to hearing back from you,

 

Kind Regards,

Marie Walters    

Nutritionist

Food for Thought

Lower North Island