Students who eat well and are physically active have better: grades, school attendance, attention span
Did you know that students who eat well and are physically active, almost always learn better?
Together with parents, all South Australian schools and preschools have an important role to play in helping children and teenagers fulfil their healthy growth and development potential by promoting healthy eating.
The Eat Well SA Healthy Eating Guidelines for SA School and Preschools were developed to provide a springboard for promoting an integrated approach to learning, health and wellbeing through food and nutrition. The guidelines can be applied in six areas:
Supported by government recommendations on healthy eating, the guidelines recognise that good nutritional habits established during a child’s early and teenage years can improve attention span, work capacity and classroom behaviour. Schools provide a great opportunity to role model and encourage healthy eating to our children, teenagers and their families.
There are four key healthy eating messages that schools can support and promote including:
Below are some examples of current programs, initiatives or resources that can help schools to implement the healthy eating guidelines:
For more ideas for promoting healthy primary schools check out the
‘What’s happening in Primary Schools?’ page.
For more ideas for promoting healthy secondary schools check out the
‘What’s happening in Secondary Schools?’ page.