Good nutrition and healthy eating practices in childhood are important in shaping lifelong behaviours. We also know that nutritious, balanced food improves children’s learning and behaviour.
Community Public Health health promoters regularly get asked by schools and community groups for nutrition advice for their students and community. Being focused on creating supportive environments, our health promoters noticed that while children learn about nutritious choices in class, when they attend an event or are asked to fundraise they may receive different, confusing messages about food.
This Healthy Events and Fundraisers Guide is designed to help us all maintain a positive food and drink environment that gives consistent, accurate messages about food and drinks. It seeks to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The guide provides sample food and nutrition policies for events and schools as well as ideas for healthy prizes, kai, and products to sell as fundraisers.
Copies of the guide may also be ordered here.