Food&ME® – A tasty resource for teachers
See how Kingsford Smith School uses the Food&ME resources to teach nutrition to their students.
If you’re a teacher wanting to educate your students on nutrition for good health, then you’ll find Food&ME a big help. Food&ME is a suite of nutrition-focused education resources that support schools to deliver the Classroom Learning action area of Fresh Tastes - it’s practical, convenient and ready for the classroom.
The resources are a series of evidence-based nutrition education units linked to the Australian Curriculum, and they align with the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013). They have been developed by Nutrition Australia ACT in consultation with teachers from ACT schools and ACT Health staff.
Food&ME is made up of six nutrition education units:
- Years 1 & 2
- Years 3 & 4
- Years 5 & 6
- Years 7 & 8
The best part is, these resources are completely free – all you need to do is register and you can download them right away.
Register to download the resources
If you’d like to know more about Food&ME, contact Nutrition Australia ACT on 02 6162 2583 or by email.
Food&ME Professional Learning
Enrol in the Food&ME Preschool or Kindergarten-Year 6 online courses
These free courses provide practical ideas and materials to support the delivery of nutrition education in the classroom using the Food&ME Kindergarten – Year 6 and Preschool resources. Each course can be completed either individually or in teaching teams in a minimum of two hours and is accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute.
Network sessions: Free network sessions on how to apply the Food&ME K-6 and Preschool resources in the classroom are available at the Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning. These two-hour sessions are accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute. Educators can book into these sessions using the Education Directorate's Professional Learning and Events Calendar.
On-site sessions: By being part of Fresh Tastes, your school will be able to access a TQI-accredited, two-hour session that’s run on-site at the school by Nutrition Australia ACT using your financial grant. When your school hosts a session they receive all the books referenced in the Food&ME units for free. Find out how to get involved in Fresh Tastes.