Teaching resources

Healthy Kids Association developed resources

Crunch&Sip curriculum materials – a comprehensive resource that covers food groups, everyday vs sometimes foods, the importance of water, and fruit and vegetables. It also includes worksheets, quick brain breaks and an A-Z of fruit and vegetables.

Crunch&Sip healthy eating games – a set of four games that cover similar themes to the Crunch&Sip curriculum materials. Fruit & Veg Grab (Early Stage 1/Stage 1), Everyday and Sometimes Food (Stage 1/Stage 2), Hydration Station (Stage2/Stage 3) and Food Group Match (Stage 2/Stage 3).

Fruit & Veg Month curriculum materials – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019.

Vegetable Science Interactive Whiteboard Materials – these can also be completed by students on computer and tablets.

Fruit and Veg Power Interactive Whiteboard Materials – these can also be completed by students on computer and tablets.

How to link the canteen to the classroom or watch this video

Other resources

CSIRO’s Taste & Learn

Taste & Learn™ is a 5-week curriculum-aligned program that focuses on the fun and enjoyment of vegetables. Vegetables are taste-tested in each lesson. the program has been developed by scientists and educators, extensively tested in schools and has a sound evidence base.

Taste & Learn™ increases student:

  • knowledge, awareness and familiarity with vegetables and vegetable products
  • knowledge about the senses
  • understanding of how food and vegetable preferences differ between individuals and how they can change
  • ability to describe their experiences of eating vegetables
  • acceptance, enjoyment and willingness to try vegetables.

The resources include easy to use teacher materials:

  • Three units of work for Foundation – Year 2, Year 3 – 4 and Year 5 – 6
  • Each unit consists of five one-hour lessons
  • Fully written lesson plans with student worksheets and electronic whiteboard support
  • Implementation manual and digital teacher training module

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating – the guide, associated resources, access the Food Balance Game

Superhero Foods HQ – resources available for teachers and health educators; this fun and fresh approach to nutrition education and cooking aims to empower children to make healthy lifestyle choices.

WA Refresh ED – WA Health K-10 food and nutrition curriculum materials

Healthy eating curriculum kit – South Australian Department of Education – a set of curriculum materials based around The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and Australian Dietary Guidelines

Live Life Well@School  – Nutrition resources for teachers

Phenomenom – a free digital toolkit for teachers which includes an online library of videos and audio that act as springboards for curriculum-aligned PDF lesson plans

The Magic Lunchbox – link to an online story book

Healthy Active Kids (Nestle and Australian Institute of Sport) – classroom activities, games, videos