Primary School Incursions

Body SystemsEmbracing Nutrition works with primary schools to provide nutrition and health programs that promote healthy eating through engaging students with practical ‘hands on’ learning experiences. Incursions can be tailored to suits your school’s needs and to meet the requirements of your Health and Physical Education or Science unit. Connections to the Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural, Personal and Social can also be catered for. Alternatively, you may choose from the suggested programs below. All programs are devised in light of the Victorian Curriculum.

All programs are 1 hour.

Foundation/Prep

MY BODY, FOOD AND THE SENSES

A fun and engaging workshop where children will go on adventure through the senses. They will explore the food groups, learn about how they help their body and bust the myths of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.

Years 1-2

MY AWESOME BODY

Through sensory exploration children will learn about the human body and how food helps them grow. They will help devise positive health messages to encourage healthy eating and bust the myths of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.

Years 3-4

AM I WHAT I EAT?

This is a collaborative workshop where children will explore the human body with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating to discover how ‘eating the rainbow’ promotes health and wellbeing. They will learn that all ‘healthy bodies’ come in a diverse range of shapes and sizes.

Years 5-6

A BALANCING ACT

Children will participate in a variety of food science experiments to learn about the macronutrients and how they contribute to a balanced diet. The importance of the body positive message will be embedded in this session.