Children's Health Program
Partner with the team who are Standing for Children's Health.
The Root Cause is excited to partner with schools and families, empowering your children to have a positive life-long relationship with food and sleep, which underpins optimum health, behaviour and academic performance.
The Children's Health Program educates and empowers children, parents and teachers, while keeping it fun. With a focus on all stakeholders, this program creates positive health outcomes for the whole school community.
In years gone by it took a village to raise a child, and in today's world, it takes strong partnerships.
The Root Cause understands that positive change takes time to stick, which is why we partner with schools and families for the long term with relevant programs for all ages.
Get a quick overview of the Program:
Our formula for peak performance:
The Root Cause’s Children’s Health Program is an ongoing partnership with schools and families, designed to educate and empower children to make better food and sleep choices that will improve their behaviour and academic performance for the long term.
We educate families on how their food and sleep habits impact on their overall wellbeing and ability to be their best. The Root Cause has educated and empowered over 35,000 children, parents and teachers from over 145 schools across Australia.
THIS PROGRAM HAS ALREADY REACHED:
STATES & TERRITORIES
Our whole school approach:
We understand that as parents, sometimes our children don’t listen to us. This parent-child power struggle often leads to food becoming an uphill battle at home. Our program is built by parents for parents.
Science has proven there is a direct link between our food and sleep choices, and the effects of those choices on our behaviour, mood and ability to perform both academically and physically. This program provides a way of partnering with the school to help your children learn and thrive, both in and out of the classroom.
Our program is developed to be fun, with results that prove that through the program, children make better choices around food and sleep. Our participants show a great level of engagement which we believe builds accountability through awareness.
What people are saying:
“The children came in totally engaged, they learnt so much, and they loved the smoothie. They could not believe something green could taste so good. All the teachers came back and they had lots of great and positive words about the presentation. The teachers themselves also learnt so much. This afternoon at the parent workshop, you certainly had the parents’ full concentration as they listened carefully and they learnt a lot. I noticed people took lots of notes, which they don’t do when I do a presentation."
Primary School Principal
“Very eye opening! I need to be a better role model for my students too. Great way to start the conversation, thanks! I really enjoyed learning about foods. Even as an adult I sometimes feel misled and make unhealthy choices for myself.”
PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER
“I was amazed how easily the children picked up the concepts that I see even adults struggle with. The kids all had a brilliant time and I know a lot of children went home telling about their learning experiences!”
MUM AND P&C MEMBER
The Children's Health Program includes:
Food & Waste Research and Data Report
A snap shot of food at the school, and the waste generated by lunchbox food packaging.
Personal Wellbeing Journal
Students and Teachers track key markers of their wellbeing.
Student "Mad Food Science" Incursion
Gives the entire school a new way of viewing their wellbeing.
Teacher and Canteen Manager Professional Development
Online program to boost teacher and canteen manager knowledge about the impacts of food on wellbeing.
Communications Plan and School Aids
Online resources and teaching aids to support rollout and implementation of the program.
Community Engagement Parent Seminars and Events
In person and online education and Q&A events to reach more parents.
Support Tools for Families
A range of online tools and resources to supportongoing change in the home.
Online Subscription for Parents
Families of our Partner Schools receive free access to our Online Subscription for Parents, including access to lunchbox recipes and ideas to save time (valued at $60 per family).
Are you ready to have healthier, calmer students who are better learners?
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Your nearest Certified Instructor will make contact to learn more about your school and how we can best help your families and students.