Food For Thought

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Food for Thought is a FREE national nutrition education programme developed for years 5 and 6, based on the NZ curriculum, using an inquiry based learning approach.

Creating healthy students for a healthy future!

By participating in Food for Thought you will receive:

  • classroom nutrition sessions delivered by a nutritionist
  • a supermarket visit with an inquiry learning nutrition focus
  • a gift card to the value of $60 per class to sponsor a healthy class lunch which the students design, calculate a budget, buy, prepare and enjoy
  • a FREE lunchbox for each student in the class
  • a prepared Solo Taxonomy teaching resource for additional nutrition learning sessions

You will also have completed three of the five modules needed to achieve Heart Start: Toitoi Manawa. These modules are Brain Booster - staff, Brain Booster - students and Spread the Healthy Word.

With one third of New Zealand children currently overweight or obese, the need for Food for Thought is particularly relevant today. The Food for Thought programme was developed by nutritionists and several teachers with the support of the Food for Thought Education Trust and Pams. The Food for Thought programme is now being implemented in schools nationwide through the Food for Thought Education Trust and the Heart Foundation.

For more information, visit the Food for Thought website