We’re The Root Cause
We start conversations with children, parents and teachers about food, and how it impacts health, learning, waste and the environment. By working with families throughout Australia, The Root Cause team has seen first-hand that what children eat at school holds a massive key to better childhood health, behaviour, academic results and attendance.
Founded by Bel Smith – mother, wife, Health & Wellness Coach and believer in empowerment through education – The Root Cause took on the mission of Standing for Children’s Health.
Fast forward a few years, The Root Cause has educated and empowered Children, Parents and Teachers, while keeping things fun. Throughout the journey, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting over 140 different schools nation-wide, meeting over 35,000 Teachers, Students and Parents through the Mad Food Science Program along the way.
The Root Cause has seen changes in families beyond our expectations. We’re honoured that our work has been so inspirational that we now have an active network of Certified Instructors! Each of these wonderful Instructors have taken on our mission of Standing for Children’s Health, and have trained up to deliver The Mad Food Science Program in their local communities across Australia.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself: “I really should pack healthier lunch boxes but –”
- I don’t know where to start!
- I don’t have time!
- Packing lunches is already too stressful!
- My kids are fussy eaters!
- I just put in what I know they will eat!
Then don’t worry – you are certainly not alone. You’ve come to the right place. We have the tools and resources to help you along your journey toward healthier choices.
Throughout our site you’ll find:
Fun For Kids: Here you can get free activities, recipes, and fun experiments to do with your kids. Using these resources, you’ll be better able to start and continue healthy food conversations with your kids.
Australian Tour: Revisit The Smith’s tour around Australia, where The Root Cause bus took our message on the road right across the country.