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Training & Services

Training opportunities

Food&ME Teacher Professional Learning opportunities

Our Professional Learning (PL) session gives school teachers the knowledge and confidence to effectively teach nutrition to primary school students using the curriculum linked Food&ME™ nutrition education units. Delivered by the authors of Food&ME™, this 2-hour Teacher Quality Institute accredited session equips teachers with the tools and resources to deliver consistent nutrition messages in the classroom. 

Professional Learning Workshop: Nutrition Australia ACT runs regular Food&ME PL face-to-face training sessions for individual teachers to access. For details of our upcoming PL sessions visit the events calendar.

On-site sessions: Nutrition Australia ACT can visit your school to deliver the two hour PL to all school teachers. Fresh Tastes Schools can access a free PL session by using their financial grant. Find out how to get involved in Fresh Tastes here


Food Safety Supervisor Training

This full day workshop prepares food safety supervisors to supervise and oversee day to day operations and prevent and recognise food safety hazards.Our training course meets the requirements of Nationally Recognised Training.

For further information and to register for upcoming courses check out the events calendar.


Healthy Food and Drink in Schools Workshops

These workshops support the Fresh Tastes Action Area 1: Healthy Food and Drink Guidelines providing training for the school community on a traffic light food system to assess the nutritional value of foods and drinks.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian from Nutrition Australia ACT will visit your school to deliver an interactive workshop on applying the traffic light system in your school. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn about and address all queries and concerns associated with the traffic light system and is designed to suit the entire school community including parents, teachers and canteen staff.

 The one-hour session will cover the following:

  • why have a school Food and Drink Policy? 
  • what should children be eating?
  • the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines Traffic Light System 
  • categorising food and drinks into their traffic light criteria
  • selecting healthy recipes 
  • healthy ingredient swaps 

ACT primary schools involved in the ACT Health Fresh Tastes Initiative have access to Traffic Light Workshops at their school. 


Nutrition services for ACT schools

Let us inspire healthy eating in your school with our interactive presentations, demonstrations and workshops:

Nutrition presentations

 Our dietitians can cover a range of topics of interest to the school community including packing healthy lunchboxes, managing allergies and coping with fussy eaters. 

Cooking demonstrations

These demonstrations and workshops run for 1-hour, including taste testing time. School-based children's workshops and parent and family workshops are available.

Staff wellbeing sessions

Our nutrition presentations are designed to motivate and inspire teachers to make healthy food choices for themselves and convey healthy messages to their students.

Classroom visit

A dietitian will visit your classroom and deliver an age appropriate healthy eating lesson to students in a fun and engaging manner.

Senior student cooking workshops

Designed for older students, years 9-12, these interactive 1-hour workshops give students the opportunity to develop basic skills in food preparation, recipe selection, meal planning and food budgeting.


We can tailor all of our nutrition activities to meet the needs of your school. Contact us for more information!