It is widely acknowledged that a student’s food choices impact their behaviour and concentration, especially foods high in sugar, additives and preservatives, and low in nutrition. These adverse impacts naturally lead to less effective classrooms, and lower academic outcomes. Less commonly acknowledged is the similar link between teacher food choices, and their performance, resilience and stress levels.
In this 90-minute training, the intention is for staff of all levels – executive, teaching, admin – to explore the relationship between food and overall wellbeing, with a view to improving each factor for the benefit of staff and students.
This program is designed to complement The Mad Food Science Program being hosted at your school, or for teachers who really just want to learn more about the impacts food maybe having on their own health, on students and in the classroom.
- What’s in a lunchbox these days?
- Impacts of food on brain function, mood, and overall health.
- Individual health benefits of better food choices.
- Classroom conversations, role-modelling, reward systems.
- Better behaviour, better performance, lower stress – through food.
After this training, staff will:
- Identify the impacts of student’s food choices on behaviour, concentration and performance.
- Identify the impacts of their own food choices on performance, resilience and stress levels.
- Understand their importance in role-modelling food choices and healthy behaviours.
- Be able to build a strategy to improve school and classroom food choices and wellbeing.
The program consists of 9 videos and a workbook. Each video will have a small number of items for you to complete in your workbook. The entire program should take you approximately 90 minutes depending on how much time you dedicate to your workbook.
On completion of the training, you will receive a certificate for 90 minutes of Unregistered Teacher Professional Development time.