Open to all current Healthy Eats schools, the Healthy Eats Accreditation Program recognises the effort and commitment shown by schools in creating an environment that supports and encourages healthy eating.
Schools must meet 10 accreditation criteria in order to become an accredited Healthy Eats school and official partner of Life Education Queensland.
Once accredited,schools will be able to promote their achievement both internally and externally and will receivea suite of great rewards– including a grant of up to $1000 to support the schools healthy eating journey.
2021 Healthy Eats Accreditation Criteria
A Healthy Eats session is delivered annually by Life Education Queensland to all Year 5 classes.
All Year 5 classes participate in the Healthy Eats Passport Competition.
The school Tuckshop is Smart Choices compliant and the school provides food and drink consistent with Smart Choices at school organised events.
The school provides healthy eating information to families through a variety of mediums including newsletters, social media, information sessions etc.
The school has a healthy food and drink policy.
There is an established Healthy Eats Student Leadership Team who run school activities that encourage students to eat more veggies and fruit.
All classroom teachers have attended a Healthy Eats in-service professional development session.
The school has a well-maintained vegetable garden.
All classes provide a daily Brain Break (vegetable and fruit break) for students
All classes display an Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and Frankie Fresh poster.
Schools who achieve accreditation receive a suite of rewards including:
A one-off grant up to $1000* to be used to supporthealthy eating initiatives within your school .
Official Healthy Eats Accreditation badge provided for use on all promotional material online and print.
Recognition as an official Healthy Eats accredited school on the Life Education Queensland website .
School spotlight on the Life Education Queensland Healthy Eats website and social media channels .
Profile of the school Healthy Eats Student Leadership team on the Life Education Queensland website and social media channels.
Official school accreditation presentation by Healthy Harold .
Plus, many more!
A full list of rewards and details, along with the accreditation terms and conditions can be accessed via The Life Education Hub. Rewards are subject to change without notice.
*Grant amounts are determined by student population between Prep and Year 6.
A school with more than 100 students receives $250
A school with more than 250 students receives $500
A school with more than 500 students receives $1000