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Curious Information for Schools

The Curious Nutritionist endeavors to support school communities to learn about food, bodies and health through online resources and products. This aims to provide practical and simple tools to enrich families and schools to build healthy relationships with food, promote physical activity and body positivity along with learning to navigate wider health messages.

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Curious Information for Teachers

The Curious Nutritionist supports teachers and schools in understanding evidence based information about food and nutrition in a practical and realistic terms. Teacher professional learning, learning design as well as personal development is offered from a range of topics and can be tailored to suit your school’s needs.

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Curious Information for Parents

The Curious Nutritionist delivers a variety of food, nutrition and health presentations to parents on childhood food relationships, nutrition and body esteem. The aim of these presentations is to assist parents and school communities in providing home-school links that promote health in practical and realistic ways.

Primary School Incursions

The Curious Nutritionist works with primary schools to provide nutrition and health programs that promote healthy eating through engaging students with practical ‘hands on’ learning experiences.

Curious Articles

Creating Calm Classroom Mealtimes

How to implement trauma-informed care when returning to school after isolation Trauma can have a long lasting physical and mental impact. Adverse experiences and events affect children in multiple ways. Prior to entering isolation, Australia endured some of the most catastrophic bushfires we’ve ever seen. While we do consider ourselves …

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Cultivating food freedom during self isolation

During the COVID19 period you’ve been thrown the biggest curve ball of your career and work life has moved from school to your home with little time to prepare. The transition was sudden and unprecedented, thrusting you into the unknown. This unknown has heightened our awareness of how we ‘live’ …

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The Solution to Healthy Eating WITHOUT Lunch Box Policing

School lunch boxes are always up for a heated debate in the media and these conversations are sometimes replicated in the school staffroom. Everyone has an opinion, some sprout their ‘own’ expertise in nutrition, while others push for nude food or a strict adherence of lunch box rules with notes …

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The Very Hangry Teacher

There once was a teacher who was very hungry. She (or He) ate one almond, two slithers of cauliflower bread, three celery sticks, four kale leaves and five cherry tomatoes to fill the void, but soon enough discovered they were very HANGRY! So… she (or he) devoured one piece of …

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Bringing Harmony to the Halloween Hype

Dear Teacher, You might believe that my over excitable behaviour is from a sugar rush but this is far from the truth. Did you know that this is a myth? There are expectations from adults that children will be hyperactive because there’s sugar-laden food available but the reality is, that …

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Healthy and unhealthy food

The Curious Nutritionist rejects the ‘HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY FOOD’ narrative. That’s right and I agree that this may seem a controversial statement but I need to differentiate myself from the crowd and the common concepts taught by some teachers and health professionals too. I’m not your average nutritionist because I’m …

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Why children need to squirm to learn

A topic of conversation that comes up all the time in school staff rooms is children that squirm – fidget – jiggle – fiddle – twist and turn! Those who cannot sit still: they jump, spin, flop around on the classroom floor, lay down or slump over a table. Children like this …

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How sensitive is a child’s brain to food marketing?

How food is marketed has a powerful influence over consumer behaviour and purchases. Have you ever considered that food marketing targeted at children is to groom them towards lifelong brand loyalty? Children are particularly vulnerable to food advertising due to their stage of cognitive development. Young children think logically in …

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