Healthy Eating School Incursions Melbourne

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Food & Nutrition School Incursions about healthy eating & the body for all school years run by Dietitian educators

Enhance your pupils’ knowledge of healthy eating and nutrition with hands-on interactive school incursions and workshops about food groups, nutrients, anatomy, healthy eating & wellbeing, delivered using our superwoman character CAPTAIN VITA and fun activities.  Daley Nutrition is run by expert Nutrition & Dietetic professionals that specialized in childhood health education in Melbourne & Victoria.  For the last 9 years, we have run 1000’s of school incursions to pupils & parents creating positive behaviour changing results.  In term 4 2021 we will be running these incursions online for your school classes.

The key theme for our healthy eating incursions is to educate children on how foods make us feel and how to make healthier food & lifestyle swaps, as seen by the UK’s Change4life campaign and ‘Smart Swaps research’.  This method can lead to more informed, happier, healthier and more resilient future adults.

Our sessions are designed to use a 50% teaching, 50% activity-based approach to class education using quizzes, puzzle worksheets, anatomy models, games, case studies, food tasting and seed growing that excite all learning styles and interests.  For all high school incursions, we deliver workshops to whole-year groups in a seminar format.  Including topics such as Nutrition for Teen’s | Food & Gut Health | Sports Nutrition.

We aim to offer every child a sustainable red-tipped banana from our partner business Eco-bananas and also extension activities to help the teacher to reinforce the key messages (an example of this can be seen in the tab below).

Please use our contact form to make an inquiry and our nutrition manager Carly will be in contact within 24 hours.  In 2021 we will be using a COVID safe plan when working in Melbourne schools.


Our nutrition school incursions run for 1 hour and are delivered by one of our Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian educators.  They include a wide range of activities and educational components that deepen your pupils knowledge about food and nutrition.

The costs vary depending on your location, number of children in a class and we offer discounts depending on how many workshops are run in 1 day.  Carly our nutrition manager will send you a quote, just jump onto our contact page.

All of our staff have nutrition degrees including: BSc (Hons) & MSc in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition.
Our school incursion educators also have either a teaching degree or CERT IV in Training and Assessment.
All staff have first aid certificates, food handling certificates and public liability and indemnity insurance.

Absolutely, please click on our children’s centre workshop page here.

Teachers are the key drivers of health in a classroom.  We offer 1 hour seminars and workshops for staff focusing on nutrition and wellbeing, with certificates given out at the end.  Luke Daley our director is a lecturer in Human Nutrition and tailors the seminars to suit the school’s needs.  Just send us an email to explore this more.

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SCHOOL INCURSION OPTIONS

SNACK ART INCURSIONS

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Snack Art School Incursion (1 hour): This creative incursion is packed with nutrition visuals and it is taught using fun activities, story-telling, food tasting, senses using and colourful SUPERWOMAN props. The kids have a great time and so do our nutritionists running them!

  • Suitable for kindergarten and prep years
  • How food makes us feel and general wellbeing 
  • How food helps our muscles, bones, skin and teeth
  • Create an edible work of art & a superhero mask
  • Taste test foods using all 5 senses
  • Curriculum focused to cover health and physical education topics.
  • Includes take-home leaflet & activity sheet for parents to reinforce messages.

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2 FRUIT 5 VEG INCURSIONS

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Our 2 Fruit 5 Veg School Incursion (1 hour) reinforces the benefits of eating fruit and veg every day and wellbeing.

  • Designed for school years 1 and 2
  • How food makes us feel good, helps our body to grow and stay healthy.
  • Government recommendations of fruit and veg intake and portion sizes.
  • Benefits of “eating a rainbow” of vegetables & fruits.
  • How to add vegetables to lunchboxes and grow them at home.
  • Taste test new and colourful foods using our senses & make a superhero mask.
  • Curriculum focused to cover health and physical education topics.
  • Includes a take-home leaflet for parents to reinforce messages at home.

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HEALTHY HUMANS INCURSIONS

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Humans School Incursions (1 hour): taught using our superwomen-themed activities and props.

  • Created for years 3 and 4.
  • How food influences our body systems and helps us to feel STRONG.
  • Focusing on key nutrients, exercise, sleep, and wellbeing themes.
  • Superhero anatomy worksheets to show the benefits of food on the body.
  • Superhero masks and VEG word search activities.
  • Curriculum focused to cover health and physical education topics.
  • Includes take-home info for parents to reinforce messages at home.

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HEALTHY HABITS INCURSIONS

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SUPER Healthy Habits School Incursion (1 hour): taught using fun activities, food tasting, sugar awareness games and visuals.

  • Suitable for years 5 and 6.
  • How food influences our body systems long term using case studies.
  • Vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrate discussion. 
  • How to grow veg and food sustainability, plus take home seeds to grow.
  • Sugary cereals awareness activities & superhero mask making.
  • Curriculum focused to health and physical activity topics.
  • Includes take-home info for parents to reinforce messages.

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GROWING NUTRITION INCURSIONS

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Growing Nutrition School Incursion (1 hour): educates pupils about where different fruit and veg grow and which seasons to harvest the produce. We also plant veggie seeds in pots or in the school’s veggie garden.

  • Designed for kindergarten and all primary school years
  • Students plant their own seed in a mini pot to take home
  • Learn about where and how food grows
  • Recycling and composting
  • Planting and growing food
  • Curriculum focused to cover science, social learning, sustainability, and health topics.

Follow-up option (optional): cooking demonstration using produce grown by the class.

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ORAL HEALTH SCHOOL INCURSIONS

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  • Kinder and Pre-school/ELC – Prep/Foundation – for other school years options click here

The Health Smiles oral health school incursions (1hour) introduces children to what their teeth do, the anatomy and how to look after them by cleaning and choosing tooth friendly drinks and foods.

  • Pupils become familiar with how their teeth function and move
  • Pupils become familiar with how our dietary habits influence our dental health
  • Pupils learn about how calcium influences our teeth and bones
  • Pupils will be able to try a teeth healthy smoothie recipe
  • Curriculum focused to cover science, social learning and health topics

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For all our secondary school workshops please click here

  • Nutrition foundations for teens
  • Brain food & gut health.
  • Sports Nutrition for teens.
  • Cook4health cooking course

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HEALTHY FOOD WORKSHOP – for Parents

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Our healthy eating school incursions are a great way to empower children to make healthy changes in their diet.  However, parents are the biggest driver of healthy habits at home and school packed lunches.  Our parent’s nutrition information workshop is designed by Dietetic parents for school parents to learn about how food influences our children’s muscles, bones, brain development, balance mood levels and enable sustainable energy throughout the day.  The topics we cover are:

  • What is a healthy breakfast
  • Healthy lunchbox ideas and snacks.
  • Food mood and improving children’s learning capacity.
  • Food and physical activity.
  • Junk food advertising and their risks.
  • Sugar, fat and salt and your child’s health.
  • How to read a food label (including parent shopping cards).
  • Recipes and leaflets handed out.

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CREATE & COOK SCHOOL INCURSIONS

MUFFIN PIZZA FACES WORKSHOP

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MUFFIN PIZZA FACES (1 hour) – this incursion we set up because it is so much fun and we love to see how creative the pupils get with making their muffin pizzas.  Recipes are sent home to the parents to reinforce the benefits of the workshop.

  • Suitable for all school years
  • Each pupils can create a healthy muffin pizza face during the session.
  • We talk to pupils about the benefits of cooking from home
  • There is a big focus on eating fruit and veg with puzzle games to complete
  • We talk about the ingredients | Foods groups and balanced eating.
  • Children draw what they eat every day to reinforce healthy eating principles.
  • The pizzas can be cooked onsite or wrapped up and taken home to parents.

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The FACTS that motivate us

In Australia 95% of children and young people aged 2-18 years are struggling to achieve the recommended daily intake of  2 fruit and 5 veg.  Low fruit and veg intake can cause a range of health issues such as weight management problems, type 2 diabetes and can lead to unhealthy habits as an adult.  Our school incursions and workshops aim to prevent this from happening from an early age.  Our evaluation data shows promising results in children’s behavior change based around healthy eating when followed up after their school incursions.

QUOTES FROM TEACHERS

School incursionsThe kids really enjoyed the experience, especially the food tasting and art activity. The sessions were very engaging and Luke catered for their needs and knowledge really well”.

– Year 2 teacher – Kurunjang Primary School, Melbourne

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 “The children had a wonderful time during your healthy food incursions and definitely learnt something new about eating well.  It’s always difficult trying to think of ways to educate the youngest members of our school so that the information delivered is relevant and effective but you managed to do a great job and make it fun at the same time”.
– Year 6 teacher – Wesley College, Melbourne

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School incursions “We have continued to talk about where fruits and vegetables grow and have illustrated excellent pictures which are displayed in our room.  We even researched where pineapples grow which we learnt is on top of the ground!!”.
– Prep Teacher – Little Beacons, Beaconhill College

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school incursions quote“We thank you for your professionalism and positive approach to each session.  It was such a pleasure to have you at our school.  I would not hesitate to recommend Daley Nutrition”.
– Teacher – Oakleigh Grammar School

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School incursions “The healthy food school incursion by Daley Nutrition was great, really reinforced our leanings, the kids loved it,  I’m going to recommend this workshop to all our teachers”.
– Year 3 teacher – Holy Trinity Catholic School, Melbourne.

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“It was an absolute delight having Luke here.  We received fantastic feedback and the kids really enjoyed the healthy eating incursions”.  See you again next year!

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School Incursion Professionals

Daley Nutrition employ engaging staff that are full of energy for school incursions and have:

University qualification in Nutrition or Dietetics
Working with Children’s check
Years of experience teaching children
Public liability and indemnity insurance
First aid certificate

Recognised by the Health Industry

Daley Nutrition are well respected and have worked with a range of health organisations in the last year such as:

Diabetes Victoria
Nutrition Australia
The Department of Heath & Human Services
Dianella Community Health
Life! program

Cost Effective Service

Daley Nutrition offer great cost effective School Incursions including:

Trained Professionals
Interactive and memorable visuals
Up to date research
  Food tasting in all sessions
  Newsletter Info
Follow-up resources (if needed)

JAMIE OLIVER QUOTE

“We’ve got to start teaching

our kids about food in schools.

PERIOD!”

Jamie Oliver – TED talk 2006 click here to view

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