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Teaching Resources

Cobs of corn

NSW Department of Education

Education about food and nutrition is an important part of the school curriculum in NSW. The goal is to help children understand the importance of having a healthy diet and developing healthy eating habits.

PDHPE K-6 syllabus for NSW schools (new window) 

Live Outside the Box resource

Live Outside the Box is a resource consisting of a teacher guide and a student passport that aims to involve Year 5 and 6 students and their families in a two week challenge to Live Outside the Box and to turn off the TV and computer games more often, get outside, get moving and playing and being more active. It also encourages students to eat less unhealthy foods and drinks and make more healthy choices as part of the Live Life Well @ School program.

Live Outside the Box

Crunch&Sip® resources

Crunch&Sip® is a set break during the school day for kids to eat fruit (or salad vegetables) and drink water in the classroom. The idea is to help students ‘re-fuel’ with healthy food during either a morning or afternoon break and boost their physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom.

Crunch&Sip® website

Kitchen gardens

Kitchen and food gardens are an increasingly popular way for schools to promote environmental and sustainability learning and to connect students with healthy food and lifestyles. 

NSW Department of Education and Communities: Programs; Curriculum support website (new window) 

Weigh up your lunch

This fun and interactive game invites kids to take a look in their lunchbox and see how different combinations of foods can add up to a healthy or not-so-healthy lunch.
Go for Your Life: Weigh Up Your Lunch interactive Flash Game - Victoria Government, Go for Your Life website (new window)

Heart smart mobstyle

Heart smart mobstyle has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by including culturally relevant resources and learning experiences. It targets Stage 2 outcomes and indicators from the NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus and Science and Technology syllabus documents. The Teacher's notes provide detailed lesson plans that cover heart health, healthy nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation. The accompanying Student activity booklet is a fun, take-home resource for students, which supports the skills and knowledge they build through the delivery of the lesson sequence.

Heart smart mobstyle - Heart Foundation website (new window)