About Us

Food for Thought is a nutrition education programme that encourages students to make healthier food and lifestyle choices.

  • Is a nutrition education teaching programme designed to assist the teaching of food and nutrition to Year 5 and 6 students.
  • Is intended for use over one school term.
  • Supports the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum.
  • Allows class visits to local PAKn’SAVE, New World, Four Square, Shoprite or Write Price supermarkets.
  • Allows students to design, purchase and create a healthy shared lunch.
  • Provides a nutritionist to personally implement, coordinate and deliver parts of the Food for Thought programme.

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Random Quotes

“The classroom session gave the students a good lead into our nutrition focus for the term. The supermarket task provided an authentic situation in which they could practise identifying the nutritional value of many of the foods eaten on a daily basis – they really enjoyed the practical aspect of this and the results of their investigation generated a good deal of discussion back at school.”

Nicola Couch, Long Bay Primary.