Other healthy eating programs and services

There are many ways to support a healthy eating culture in your school, and many organisations who can continue to build healthy eating and oral health messages into your curriculum, policies and practices.

Use one or all of us - we are here to help!

 

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If you work in a health organisation that supports local schools, you can download this editable version and add your contact details.

 

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Curriculum and resources

You can get support to develop teaching and learning programs that incorporate healthy eating and oral health, across all areas of the curriculum.

 

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is a statutory authority, serving both government and non-government schools. The VCAA develops and implements the curricula and assessment for all students in Victoria from the early years to senior-secondary. The VCAA's mission is to provide high quality curricula, assessment and reporting to enable learning for life.

To support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F–10, the VCAA offers a range of curriculum-area specific and cross-curriculum resources to assist teachers to plan, assess and find curriculum-related teaching resources.

 

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

ACHPER Victoria is a non for profit professional teaching association whose mission is to enhance, support and advocate for high quality health and physical education in Victoria through effective engagement with teachers, schools and communities.

 

Home Economics Victoria

Home Economics Victoria is a professional teacher association, a registered training organisation and a charity providing consultancy, professional development, training and resources for teachers of food studies, health and home economics.

 

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation supports educators to deliver pleasurable food education through a kitchen garden program. We provide professional development, educational resources, an online community and ongoing real-time support for teacher’s early years centres, primary and secondary schools.

 

Phenomenom

Phenomenom curriculum-aligned videos, podcasts, lesson plans and activities to support food literacy, cultivate curiosity and encourage a positive relationship with food.

 

 

Support

You can get support to embed healthy practices.

 

Healthy Eating Advisory Service

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is funded by the Victorian Government, and delivered by Nutrition Australia to provide free information , training, and menu assessments and support to have a healthier canteen menu and promote healthy eating in Victorian schools.

 

Achievement Program

The Healthy Schools Achievement Program is a free membership program supporting schools to become healthier places. We help you achieve best practice policies and practices in health and wellbeing and receive Victorian Government recognition for your work.

 

The Primary and Secondary School Nursing Programs

The Primary and Secondary School Nursing Programs aim to improve the health and wellbeing of students and the school community from prep to year 12, through health promotion and health education, as well as linking children and families to other community-based health and wellbeing services.

 

Local community health organisations

Health promotion teams from local councils and community health organisations can often support schools in their area to embed healthier practices. Talk to your local community health organisation or council to find out more.

 

 

Info

You and your families can get information and resources about healthy eating and oral health.

 

Nutrition Australia

Nutrition Australia is a national, not-for-profit, non–government organisation and has expertise in the delivery of nutrition education programs and services. We specialise in supporting schools to create healthier school environments and improve the health and wellbeing of students, parents and the community.

 

Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria is the primary source of support, information, education, navigation and advocacy for Victorians with eating disorders and their families. Our mission is to reduce the duration and severity of eating disorders.

 

Parents’ Voice

Parents’ Voice is an online network of parents who are interested in improving the food and activity environments of Australian children. Parents’ Voice was formed in 2004 and represents thousands of Australian parents.

 

Dental Health Services Victoria

Dental Health Services Victoria is the lead oral health agency in Victoria, offering a range of resources designed to support teachers, school nurses, students and their families.

 

LiveLighter

LiveLighter encourages Victorian adults and parents to lead healthier lifestyles by making simple changes to their eating, drinking and physical activity habits.

 

 

Canteens

You can get support to create healthy canteens.

 

Healthy Eating Advisory Service

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is funded by the Victorian Government, and delivered by Nutrition Australia to provide free information , training, and menu assessments and support to have a healthier canteen menu and promote healthy eating in Victorian schools.

 

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