Parent Education

Lunch box balance mealsEmbracing Nutrition delivers a variety of food, nutrition and health presentations to parents on childhood nutrition. The aim of these presentations is to assist your school in providing home-school links that promote the health of the school community. Topics can be subject specific dependent on your school’s needs or you can choose from the topics listed here.

A HEALTHY LUNCH BOX

  • The food groups and the nutrients to support growth and learning
  • Introduction to packaging and labels to make better choices
  • A practical demonstration on packing a lunch box to meet the nutritional needs of a growing child
  • Simple strategies for picky eaters

BALANCED MEALS FOR CHILDREN

  • The food groups and the nutrients to support growth and learning
  • Serving sizes and daily recommendations for children for optimal growth
  • Balancing the meals across the day
  • Simple strategies for picky eaters
  • The importance of physical activity

FOOD FOR LEARNING

  • Brain development and diet quality
  • Academic achievement and the micronutrients
  • Sugar and sweetened beverage consumption
  • The role of aerobic fitness

THE BODY POSITIVE MESSAGE

  • Body shape/size, the environment and genetics
  • Food relationships
  • Health culture and media
  • Instilling body positive language