The team at Life Education Queensland are stationed across the state to help empower students and young children to make healthy and safe choices through education.
In the North Queensland region our Healthy Eats program is taking off with Community Development Officer, Kristina, visiting schools in the area to educate students about healthy eating habits, nutrition, and much more.
Learn more about Kristina in our Q & A below.
Connecting with and supporting schools towards achieving their Healthy Eats goals, through face-to-face visits and communicating via distance modes.
When visiting schools, I’m meeting with the wonderful Healthy Eats Champions (teachers/coordinators), facilitating professional development for educators, teaching the Healthy Eats classroom module, or visiting for other purposes linked to Healthy Eats initiatives running in the schools.
I love that everyone is united in the belief that healthy eating should be easy and enjoyable for children and their families. We all feel passionate about educating the wider community about the benefits of healthy eating, and encouraging Queenslanders towards healthy lifestyle habits. In my role, I love getting to work in schools and seeing the students, teachers and wider school community members get really enthusiastic about healthy eating.
Nutrition education empowers children with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food and beverage choices. This information is vital to ensuring that children have the tools to achieve positive wellbeing, maximum academic/work outcomes, and prevention of chronic diseases. Health is the greatest wealth after all!
For fruit I would definitely choose watermelon as it’s so refreshing, sweet and delicious! For vegetable I would have to say carrot because of all the wonderful nutrients they provide and because they taste great raw or cooked.
When in the supermarket, shop the perimeter. Most of the time, the closer you are to the edges of the supermarket then the healthier the food will be, such as fruit and vegetables, lean meat and dairy.