Healthy Heart Award Whānau

Whanau award

The second level of the Healthy Heart Award is Whānau. This level is a step up from Rito as we help you to build on and strengthen your healthy eating and physical activity foundations. Joining the Whānau journey will help you to:

 

Strand 1: Physical activity policy

  • Develop or review physical activity policies to include daily physical activity education, professional development, staff role modelling and screen use.

 

Strand 2: Healthy eating policy

  • Develop or review Healthy eating policies to include birthday, celebration, fundraising, professional development, staff role modelling, nutrition and breastfeeding procedures or guidelines.

 

Strand 3: Food provision

  • Develop or review lunchbox guidelines to support your parents and whānau and ensure that they provide many every day and sometimes options and discourage occasional foods.
  • Develop or review a cyclical menu, display it to parents.

 

Strand 4: Healthy eating learning and teaching

  • Provide and record learning experiences on healthy eating and physical activity through your learning stories, also demonstrating staff collaboration, child’s voice and parent/whānau engagement.

 

Strand 5: Physical activity learning & teaching

  • Provide and record learning experiences on physical activity through your learning stories, also demonstrating staff collaboration, child’s voice and parent/whānau engagement

 

Strand 6: Collaboration Ngātahi

  • Let your parents and whānau know you are on your Healthy Heart Award journey.
  • Promote healthy eating and physical activity through newsletters, Facebook pages, parent’s libraries, display boards, and parents evenings.
  • Hold an event or develop a resource that engages the wider community.

 

Strand 7: Professional Development Tupu Umanga

  • Gather nutrition and physical activity resources for your team to help increase their knowledge and boost their teaching practices.
  • Develop or review your professional development plan to include healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Put in place procedures around knowledge and information sharing.

Need more information? View our Healthy Heart Award Criteria 

 

Not the right level for you ? Check out the Rito or Pā-Harakeke levels