Today children are presented with more food choices than ever before but getting them to eat their ‘fruit and veg’ is no easy feat – just ask any parent!
Some children don’t eat enough, whilst others only consume certain types of foods which is why the Sydney Dietetics team developed a specialised food education workshop program just for children - entitled ’Kids Nutrition Workshop'.
These workshops offer children invaluable nutritional advice and address common diet and nutrition myths. In particular, children will gain a better understanding of buzzwords and slogans like superfoods, low GI and low carbs and the hidden chemicals and preservatives found in processed and fast foods will be explored in a simplified manner.
Through this unique series of workshops, the Sydney Dietetics team will help children view food as part of daily life; children will learn that food is nourishing, gives them energy and helps them grow and will explore a smorgasbord of colour, tastes and textures rather than just ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food.
By participating in these workshops, children will understand the long-term health effects of excessive consumption of salt, fat and sugar and will learn to think critically about attractive food packaging and television advertisements.
Each workshop will be facilitated by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and will include an interactive lesson which will involve completing a worksheet.
Children will then be invited to view a cooking demonstration with the facilitator, who will break each recipe down into a series of easy to follow steps. Following the cooking demonstration, children will head to their own workstations and create the dish. At the conclusion of the class,children will enjoy their dishes together as a group.
Sydney Dietetics believes it is vital for all children to develop a healthy relationship with food; whether your child is a fussy eater or inquisitive about nutrition – these workshops will tap into their natural curiosity and equip them with the knowledge and skills for happy and healthy life.
The lessons they learn from these Kids Nutrition Workshop will last a life time!
The Kids Nutrition Workshop has been run as part of vacation care program and after school care program across Sydney.
A brief nutrition talk and a cooking demonstration by one of our dietitians before a hands-on cooking session by the kids.
Saturdays 2:30pm to 4pm or Sundays 11:30am to 1pm
Pennant Hills or Balmain
$30 to $45 per child. All ingredients, recipes and information sheets included.
27 September 2015, Sunday, 2:30pm to 4pm Hannaford Centre, Rozelle (To be confirmed)
Theme - preschoolers' Paint and Eat workshop (2.5 to 5 years old)
This workshop is specifically designed by one of our in-house dietitians to get your preschoolers to try new foods. They will be creating their masterpiece using a variety of foods with different colours and eat their creation at the end.
Cost: promotional price at $40 per head
5 September 2015, Saturday, 2:30pm to 4pm Hannaford Centre, Rozelle
Theme - Japanese bento box (healthy lunch box)
How Japanese school children's lunch box is prepared.
Recipe - rice balls and other popular lunch items found in bento box.
Cost: promotional price at $40 per head
Interested? To book your child into any of the workshop please fill in the form below. Please fill in one form per child.
PLEASE NOTE that by submitting the form above you are not guaranteed a position in that workshop. You will be notified with a confirmation email closer to the date of the workshop. No bookings are confirmed until full payment has been received.
Kids Nutrition Workshops run for an hour and a half and include food for all participants. Cooking equipment are supplied for use in class and for OH&S reasons please ensure suitable clothing, including enclosed shoes, are worn. Please notify us of any food allergies or dietary requirements by completing the form on this webpage and try to arrive a few minutes early so everyone can start on time.
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