Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children
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Woolworths Online
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Woolworths has teamed up with Jamie Oliver to promote his new super-fun fruit and vegetable garden adventure! The 'Jamie's Garden' album can be purchased in-store or online from Woolworths. In addition to this, you will recieve 4 stickers to add to your album for every $20 spent at Woolworths. Inside the album, kids and adults will enjoy finding lots to do, read, laugh and learn about. Kids can discover how making healthy food choices can help them to become faster, stronger and smarter!

 

Woolworths has also teamed up with Jamie to create an amazing selection of easy-to-cook meals using fresh Australian ingredients. You can find recipes on the Woolworths website that include many family favourites.

 

This is a great resource to help kids to learn about cooking and making healthy choices through accessing the information and recipes that are provided in the website, and also in the album.

 

This resource is great for teaching kids about the importance of buying produce from local farmers so that their ingredients are super fresh and healthy! This would be a great resource to use in the classroom as well as out in the school garden!


Australian Curriculum: Technologies links:

 

Years 5-6:

Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments(ACTDEK021)

 

Elaborations:

Sequencing the process of converting ‘on-farm’ food or fibre products into a product suitable for retail sale, that is, the ‘paddock to plate’ supply chain, or when making yarn or fabric from fibre.

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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Jamie Robins's comment, June 6, 2014 9:34 PM
Fantastic idea. I have collected the book and stickers but was not sure how to best use the resource. This is a great idea. Engaging students and encouraging them to learn through fun and interactive methods. Incorporates a wide variety of opportunities for learning. Great post!
Amy Jones's comment, June 10, 2014 7:08 PM
Yes, we are collecting the stickers too! I'm loving teaching my own children about where their food comes from!
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Get involved with Food Education Week - Food Education Week: 19 - 23 May - Food Education - TES Community

Get involved with Food Education Week - Food Education Week: 19 - 23 May - Food Education - TES Community | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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As well as many teaching resources, the TES website also offers community information. It is food education week and TES is providing ways that you can get involved in extra-curricular activities such as learning how to cook and eat healthily, which is a key part of the new design and technology curriculum. Teachers can log on and start a discussion about a topic in the forums about the new food education curriculum and provide ideas to help other teachers to implement this curriculum in schools. Teachers are also able to raise questions or concerns about the new curriculum and work together to find solutions. This webpage also provides a collection of resources for food education week which can be utilised in lesson planning. This is a very valuable resource for teachers teaching the Technologies curriculum!

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Karen Willis's comment, June 1, 2014 8:00 PM
Great scoop Amy, what a great interactive way for teachers to introduce and discuss concepts about food production for healthy eating!
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Annabel Karmel - Recipes, Baby Food, Books & Products for Babies and Children

Annabel Karmel - Recipes, Baby Food, Books & Products for Babies and Children | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
Annabel Karmel is the leading expert and best selling author on baby food and nutrition. Recipes for babies, advice on weaning, pregnancy, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, books and products.
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Annabel Karmel is an expert in her field of early nutrition for babies through to children and families. Her passion for encouraging the love of cooking and enjoying good, wholesome food is demonstrated through her website and her many books that she has written. Annabel’s website offers healthy recipes and information on meal planning and coping with kids and their fussy eating. This resource may be beneficial in complimenting the Technologies Curriculum in the area of food preparation and meal planning. Annabel works with many experts including Clare Byam Cook, Jo Tantum, Alison Scott-Wright and Dr Adam Fox. To view further information about the experts, click on the following link:

 

http://www.annabelkarmel.com/food-parenting/experts

 

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Food Safety Week 2014

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I just supported Food Safety Week 2014 on @ThunderclapIt // @foodgov
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This resource is a great way to communicate issues to a wider community. Thunderclap is the first platform for crowd-speaking that has been designed. It helps people to be heard by saying something together with others. If a 'supporters goal' is reached, Thunderclap will send out messages to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr from all of the supporters to create a wave of attention. Teachers can utilise this resource to keep up to date on issues that may interest them such as the current  topic of Food Safety Week.

 

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Back to School Food Safety Tips at Australian Food Safety Blog

Back to School Food Safety Tips at Australian Food Safety Blog | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
Gourmet Guardian: Providing safe food solutions and quality assurance services
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This blog post by the 'Gourmet Guardian' provides insight into safe food solutions. The author, Gavin Buckett, is a food safety specialist and award winning chef. In this post, Gavin talks about the importance of keeping food cool. Kids lunch boxes are often kept in their bags, out in the sun, or in warm areas. Gavin provides some easy to follow steps to ensure that children's lunches are kept safe for them during the school day. The tips that are provided in this post are of benefit to teachers when teaching kids about food safety. Gavin's profile can be viewed through Linked in:

 

http://au.linkedin.com/in/gavinbuckett

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Home - Children's Food Education Foundation

Home - Children's Food Education Foundation | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
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The Children's Food Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes an understanding of health and nutrition through healthy food choices for children and young people. There are many projects running through this organisation such as the 'Kitchen Garden.' This project aims to raise funds for developing multi-media guides and resources for schools, teachers and students.  The Children's Food Education Foundation also has a newsletter that can be subscribed to in order to stay up to date with all new information that this foundation has to offer. A wonderful resource for teachers planning to teach the Australian Curriculum: Technology.

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The Guidelines | Eat For Health

The Guidelines | Eat For Health | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it

ebsiteThe Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality

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The 'Eat For Health' guidelines provided by the Australian Government, provide an excellent resource for teachers looking to teach students how to balance their diets for overall health and well-being. The website offers brochures, posters, media resources and an educator's guide which are of benefit to teachers looking to provide school students up to date information regarding the amounts and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and well-being. The site also provides an 'eat for health' calculator where daily energy needs, nutrient requirements and the number of serves needed from the five food groups are calculated. Also, a healthy day of meals and snacks can be planned through the 'food balance' game. Orders can be placed via email for printed brochures, posters and media resources free of charge. A fantastic resource! 

 

This website and its associated resources is a necessary tool for teaching alongside the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), in particular the Year 5/6 strand of the technologies curriculum. This strand states that students will investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining health, and food safety and hygiene is also explored. The following link will take you directly to the site which provides further information on this strand.

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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smart-choices-strategy.pdf

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This resource from education Queensland has an abundance of information regarding healthy food and drink choices for schools. It is based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines for children and adolescents (2003) and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. Although this document is aimed at school canteens, it is full of helpful information regarding children's dietary health. Topics such as food safety, the five food groups, healthy serving sizes, deciphering nutritional panels and healthy food choices are just some of the information that is presented in this resource. The document provides great information  for teachers to use when educating students further in the importance of healthy eating.

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Grainchain | Grain Based Food Education Resources | School Teaching Materials

Grainchain | Grain Based Food Education Resources | School Teaching Materials | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
Find lesson plans and classroom activities to discover where bread comes from; nutrition and healthy eating. Includes literacy and numeracy resources.
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Grain Chain is a curriculum linked education resource for teachers and parents which teaches school-aged children about the story of grain-based food - from the farm to the mill to the plate. The website provides tailored teaching materials, worksheets, videos, quizzes, recipes and activities about farming, milling and baking. The Technologies Curriculum is linked in many ways, through strands such as: 'Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012).' For more information on the Technologies curriculum strands and elaborations click the following link:

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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Kathb123's curator insight, May 20, 2014 3:10 AM

I scooped this resource from a fellow student, Amy Jones. This resource is relevant to my curation project as it caters for all learning levels and there are worksheets, videos and quizzes to assist in the learning of where our food comes from. The recipes are also an added addition. The resource supports the Technologies Curriculum and is linked in many ways, through strands such as: 'Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012).'

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Food education in schools for healthy eating, cooking and recipes

Food education in schools for healthy eating, cooking and recipes | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
Food education in schools for Key Stages 1,2,3 and 4. Teaching resources covering healthy eating, cooking and recipes in the classroom.
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The TES Connect website offers a great resource for educators in discovering the importance of healthy eating by learning about the digestive system, where food comes from and what makes a balanced diet. Other topics such as cooking skills, equipment, food hygiene and food safety are also addressed. Free teaching resources are available to download and recipes are provided to help students learn how to cook. This easy to use website also provides information about what is currently in the news regarding food education.

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Lynette Avis's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:52 PM

Well you just can't start early enough thinking about healthy eating!

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Leftovers and Food Safety

Leftovers and Food Safety | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
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When teaching students about food safety, we need to assess whether our leftover meals are still safe to eat. To make sure of this, we must check that our food is cooked to a safe temperature and then refrigerated promptly. Not adhering to these guidelines may cause food to be unsafe to eat. It is important to teach students how to handle leftover food safely in order to avoid food-borne illness. This informative resource follows the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service’s recommendations. It also offers information and fact sheets on many topics such as how to cook food safely, cooling food rapidly, reheating leftovers safely, storing leftovers safely and refreezing previous leftovers. 


 

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Food Safety Knowledge - Basic Level Requirements Online Course

Food Safety Knowledge - Basic Level Requirements Online Course | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Food Safety Knowledge - Basic Level Requirements
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As teachers, we all need to brush up on our food safety knowledge if we are to teach it to children. This link provides all the information that is needed for teachers to register themselves in a free online course in food safety knowledge at a basic level.

 

This course offers topics such as food safety knowledge, hygiene, water quality, allergens and pest control, as well as contamination, food hazards and incident management. The course also outlines practices which adhere to internationally recognized standards, codes of practice and guidelines relating to food production and safety. It is also recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is an ideal course for food educators teaching the Technologies Curriculum or Heath and Physical Education.

 

For more information on what is required from the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, click here: http://www.acara.edu.au/technologies.html

 

For more information on what is required from the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, click here: http://www.acara.edu.au/hpe.html


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Jamie Robins's comment, June 6, 2014 9:37 PM
This is a great resource. I can see it would have applications for student use as well as the teachers using it to 'brush-up'. There are many ways this information could be used within the curriculum. a handy resource to keep.
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Nourishing Thoughts Blog

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Family Nutrition Blog
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The 'Nourishing Thoughts' blog is written by mother of two, Maggie LaBarbera. Maggie is a nurse who has a passion for children's nutrition and exercise. Her blog enables readers to keep up with the latest trends in children's nutrition and exercise. This website includes tabs for parents, teachers and kids and provides many helpful resources to cater for each group. Interactive nutrition tools are a feature of this website along with lesson plans that incorporate these. A reliable and credible nutrition educational resource! Maggie can be followed through twitter @kidshealthtips.

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Jamie Oliver Foundation

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Jamie Oliver believes that cooking is one of the most important skills that a person could ever learn. This is why he has a passion for food and teaching others about food. Jamie runs programs such as the 'Fifteen Apprentice Program' where he helps teachers to teach young people about the joys of growing and cooking fresh food. Jamie also runs a 'Kitchen Garden Project' in Primary Schools through an exciting hands on food education program. These are just a selection of the programs that Jamie Oliver runs. More information can be found on his website, or follow Jamie on Twitter @jamieoliver.

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Home - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Is An

Home - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Is An | Healthy Food Planning and Preparation for Primary School Aged Children | Scoop.it
A not-for-profit organisation assisting Australian schools to implement and deliver the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
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Stephanie Alexander is a celebrity chef and food writer. Her passion for educating primary school aged children about the pleasure, flavour and fun of food makes her an expert in her field. Stephanie has established a not-for-profit organisation entitled the 'Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.' This foundation takes a revolutionary approach to food education through avenues such as food preparation from seeds to planning menus and implementing recipes, modelling good food choices, and expanding student's vocabularies for describing food, flavours and textures. You can follow Stephanie's travels through her twitter page @SAKGF.

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Danielle Flower's comment, May 31, 2014 8:29 PM
I think is a fabulous resource! Educating students from the seed to the plate is a unique and clever way of instilling a life long passion for not only making healthy food choices but it creates an understanding of foods and enables students to take pride in what they have been a part of. When students grow, prepare and cook their meal they have been part of the process from beginning to end. This resource can also link to other learning areas such as science and maths too.
Amy Jones's comment, June 1, 2014 5:41 AM
I agree Danielle, such a wonderful way to help students to become excited about healthy food and what they themselves can do with it!