Delivered by Life Education Queensland, the Healthy Eats program is a whole of school nutrition education program focused on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption among primary school children.
Taking a place-based approach, and administered by Community Development Officers, Healthy Eats supports school communities to identify and implement a variety of initiatives, bespoke to the individual school needs, to empower students to make healthier food and drink choices.
In 2019 the Healthy Eats pilot program trialled in north Queensland primary schools was recognised for its significant social impact, with the project winning the 2019 SIMNA Award for Outstanding Collaboration in Social Impact Measurement.
The Healthy Eats team – one of 13 award finalists – received the prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony in Melbourne.
Schools can also choose to be part of the Healthy Eats Accreditation Program.
The Accreditation Program recognises a school’s commitment to creating a healthy food environment within their community and offers a suite of rewards and recognition to successful schools.