Eatwise for a Happy Healthy Classroom & School - Summer CPD Course
Learn how to teach about nutrition in a way that children can relate to and understand. Throughout this summer cpd course, you will learn why nutrition is so important and how good nutrition enhances our lives. You will be provided with imaginative, creative ways to promote and support nutrition and health, involving games, ICT, real world examples, real life practical recipes and tools. These tools will challenge children to reflect and think about what they eat. Allowances and awareness will be made of special needs, special dietary needs and cultural needs. You will be encouraged to look towards your own health and nutrition and ideally involve the whole school in this consciousness.
Good nutrition is the foundation to well-being in the classroom and school, join us this summer and start building that foundation.
All summer cpd courses are approved for EPV days.
Understand the main food groups needed for optimal child growth and development.
Practical guides for individual portion control.
Understanding of a balanced diet that incorporates variety and the effect of hydration on well-being and behaviour.
Examples of good hydration methods to apply to the classroom.
Demonstrate simple healthy meal plate.
Know the difference between products and produce.
Why the 5 a day rule applies.
Explore the eat a rainbow concept.
Understand and demonstrate food pyramids and what should be on a balanced plate of food.
Learn to efficiently read and interpret a food label and bring this skill to a child’s level.
Identify the main conditions that children are diagnosed with and how they relate to learning abilities.
Identify the effects of particular foods.
Knowledge and understanding of special diets.
Understanding and identification of inflammatory foods and their attributes.
Good mood food, how food relates to energy and concentration and how to make healthy food swaps.
Learn about mindful eating and how to bring it to the classroom.
Nutritionally assess food choices found in the classroom in an inclusive and supportive way. Understanding of branding terminology e.g. low fat, sugar-free.
Debunking myths about healthy eating.
Demonstration of affordable healthy food options, simple recipes, tasty food.
Teach a range of ways to involve the class in their food choices.
Simple games to demonstrate a healthy food plate/lunchbox.
Practical, interactive methods to understand the food groups.
Ways children can work in groups to make healthy choices.
Guide to assess the individual needs of a class and involve children that might have an issue with food.
Bonus Module - Restorative Practice
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Course Author - Eatwise
Carina is a naturopath, herbalist, nutritional therapist, iridologist, reflexologist, reiki practitioner and qualified nurse. Having experienced health problems herself, Carina’s goal is to show as many people as is possible that they can take control of their health and nutrition with a little guidance. Carina runs a holistic clinic in Mayo. She also holds workshops and is currently writing a series of books on nutrition for children.