About School health
Can food for kids be nourishing and cool, or will it always be broccoli vs. chocolate; rabbit food vs. crisps? Are there healthy foods that don’t need kids to be pinned to the floor and force fed?
We think so. In fact, we believe schools should play an important role in introducing kids to foods that taste great and deliver the right stuff. Kids spend the majority of their waking hours at school and what they eat there plays a key role in shaping their eating habits.
What they hear at school about food, and how their friends view food, will be messages they carry with them for life, ultimately impacting on their health.
We offer fresh ideas for healthy food offerings for learners at the tuckshop or in the canteen. We take a gentle approach to change by keeping foods looking the same way kids are used to seeing them. Whether their options are sarmies, muffins, or yoghurt, we’ll ensure maximum nutrient values and minimal sugar and processed food intake. Just think: calm, intelligent, strong, healthy and vibrant little people sharing your classrooms forever more! We’ll also help educate your parents. We’d also love to come into your school and educate your learners with some age-appropriate presentations on why healthy food is cool.
In the case of adolescents, we’ll help them appreciate that self-appearance and self-worth are two very different issues. We’ll offer them tools for developing both these aspects of self-esteem in positive ways. Sometimes negative habits detrimentally impact on the mental and physical wellbeing of a learner and can reach a critical point (eating disorders are an example). When this happens, we work one-on-one with learner and parents, together with medical practitioner and psychologist, to address this challenge.
Why Choose Us
We used Tanya as a speaker at a parent meeting, and she has been more than willing to engage with the pupils in her endeavour to tackle issues around diet and wellness. She’s an excellent communicator and is passionate about what she does. The continued interest and support she gives us is very much valued and I fully support and applaud her in her endeavours to change the face of tuck shops at our schools.
Lindsay Pearson, Headmaster Grey Junior School
Thanks once again for taking the time to speak to the girls today on the subject of self-esteem and eating issues; your talk was very well received. The girls found it incredibly informative and it gave them a great deal to think about.
Derryk Jordan, Collegiate Girls High School Deputy Principal: Co-curricular