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Become a Certified Instructor and make the kind of difference that you dream about.

Join a dedicated, passionate group of individuals empowering children, parents, teachers and your community to make better food choices
 every single day. 

Are you passionate about children’s health, and want to impact young lives through health education? 

Have you got a business you want to add to, or have you always dreamed of being your starting your own small business? 

Would you like to see real food become normal again?

Then this exciting opportunity could be for you!

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If you missed the information session that we held on 3rd August, you can watch this here.

The Importance of Children's Health

Right around Australia, children are eating way too much processed packaged food every day, and not enough fruits and vegetables – the food they should be eating every day. 

Our job is made more difficult by food companies who use sophisticated tactics designed to get our kids wanting more and more processed food.

Studies show that eating too little fruit and vegetables leads to poor health, concentration and behaviour in our kids. This is not OK, and we're committed to doing something about it. 

At The Root Cause, we want to empower all children, parents, teachers and communities to choose real food every day, every week, every year, to create a tipping point where real food becomes "normal" again. 

Our Vision is to create a generation of healthy, food-literate children who choose real food first, every single day. 

Are you with us?

Many Hands Make Light Work

To make our vision a reality we need to have a much bigger influence on today's generation of kids. That's why we're looking for more people – like you! – to become Certified Instructors - so there are people on the ground, in communities, spreading the word. 

Our ‘done for you health education programs’ are engaging, interactive and wholistic programs, designed to kick-start behavioural change around food and sustainability, through education and inspiration.

The programs are designed to empower kids to make better choices, help parents like us get our kids to eat healthier, and encourage people in a position of influence to champion good food behaviours and conversations.

Our flagship health education programs include the Children’s Health Program which incorporates the Mad Food Science Incursion for schools and The Mad Food Science Experience for community groups. We are continually innovating, investing and developing additional programs and resources so we can have an even bigger impact in children’s health.

Our programs have reached over 180 school and 44,000 children, parents and teachers. Our Certified Instructors are working in their communities with groups like The Smith Family, Intereach, TAFE, Councils, Oosh Programs, local sports clubs and more.

Applications are now open for our Certified Instructor Program, giving you the opportunity to inspire kids to make better food choices, start healthy food conversations in your community, and make a living while you're at it!

Introducing The Certified Instructor Program

The Certified Instructor Program is a 6 month online group training program for people who are passionate about Children’s Health. You’ll learn how to deliver The Root Cause’s “done for you” health education programs, and help you kick start - or add to - your own small business. Here's what you'll learn:

  • You will experience The Children's Health Program and The Mad Food Science Incursion/Experience  in detail. This deeper learning will be the foundation to your ability to teach the program most effectively.
  • You will learn how to teach our 'Done For You Programs' to your communities and schools, and the why behind the lessons, so you can ensure your students get the best educational experience and outcome possible.
  • You will learn why our Programs are so successful at changing children's behaviour around food choices. You can feel confident that your work will change lives.
  • You will learn directly from Belinda and Israel Smith and other experts, in a combination of videos, workbooks, and live coaching video calls, so you know you'll be supported every step of your learning journey.
  • You will get access to templates and training materials you need to run our programs in schools and communities, so you can focus on delivering the best workshop possible, every single time. 
  • You'll get sales, marketing, business and personal development support, to help you build and grow your own business as a Certified Instructor.

Our ‘done for you and proven’ programs, give you the kick start you need to running a ‘for purpose business’ that aims to change the trajectory of Children’s Health.

Together, we can create a generation of children who choose real food every day. I don't know about you, but I find that super exciting!


Use your passion for nutrition to educate, inspire, and earn!

Apply for the Certified Instructor Program today, and get started on a new path for your career, helping the next generation live their best, healthiest life!

Being A Certified Instructor Means:

  • You will become part of a tight-knit group of like-minded peoplewho are dedicated and passionate about real food and improving children's health, and will become life-long friends.
  • You'll experience extraordinary personal growthas you progress through the training program, and learn how to. present confidently in large groups.
  • You will have the opportunity to build your own business and learn how to price, promote, and run successful Community Events, so you make a profit, and are awarded for your valuable time.
  • You will have the opportunity to earn even more income from delivering our 'Done For You Programs' both in school  environments, and for community groups, sport clubs, etc.
  • You will experience enormous satisfaction of helping kids create a better life for themselves  through taking responsibility for their own health, bringing you immense joy as you work.

Who Exactly Are We Looking For?

This IS for you if...

  • You love sharing your knowledge with others, especially kids.
  • You love to learn new skills and apply them in meaningful ways.
  • You are independent, reliable and have high standards of integrity in both business and life.
  • You're passionate about Children's Heath, and love making healthy choices for yourself and your family.
  • You’re prepared to invest in your development and business.
  • You want to grow a business, not  have a hobby.

This is NOT for you if...

  • You don't want to put yourself out there. If taking action and getting outside your comfort zone is a bit much, this isn't the right program for you. 
  • You give up if things get difficult. If determination and persistence aren't how you roll, then building your own business won't be right either.
  • You’re looking for any guarantees of income. What you earn is dependent
     on what you put into it.
  • You want a job, not a business. Being a Certified Instructor means building your own business, not being an employee. 

We Need Instructors In These Cities / Regions!

  • Northern Perth
  • Fremantle, Southern Perth
  • Rockingham, Mandurah
  • Geraldton
  • Bunbury, Busselton
  • South Coast
  • Pilbara / Kimberley

  • Alice Springs / Central

  • Port Augusta
  • Victor Harbour
  • Port Lincoln

  • Central Melbourne
  • Western Melbourne
  • Geelong & South Coast
  • Bendigo & Ballarat
  • Northern Victoria
  • Gippsland

  • Northern Tasmania

  • Far Western Sydney & Blue Mountains
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Central Coast
  • Wollongong & Illawarra
  • Newcastle & Hunter Valley
  • Central NSW
  • Tamworth & Armidale
  • Lismore & North Coast

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Rockhampton/Gladstone
  • Wide Bay-Burnett region
  • Mackay
  • Cairns
  • Central Queensland

Is your town/region not listed above? We may already have an instructor in your area – OR it may have been an unintentional oversight. Why not contact us and we can discuss it with you?

Could This Be You?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to grow and develop personally, as well as earn extra income for your family?

Would you like to make the investment to believe in yourself and become who you know you can be?

Can you see yourself building your skills, changing lives for the better, and moving towards the health career of your dreams?

Then we'd LOVE to see you apply to become a Certified Instructor. 

Places are limited, and applications are only open to our first 12 committed applicants. Apply now, and join us in making a massive difference in communities around Australia.

Remember: You can think and talk about what you want over and over again, but until you take the first step, nothing changes. The perfect time to take action is now, and the perfect person to take action is you!

It's Time to Take Action

Our Programs get amazing feedback and responses from every time an instructor runs it, in any format. This education is so needed. 

But Australia has thousands of sports clubs, thousands of After School and School Holiday Programs, thousands of organisations and over 6,200 Primary Schools, catering to over 2 million students!

Every year a new cohort of children go out into the world without the essential life skills of knowing how to make the best food choices for their bodies. 

This is why it's time for you to step up and help us!

We need you to make the brave commitment to becoming a Certified Instructor, and partner with us in achieving our vision of a healthy generation of kids who choose real food first. 

And most importantly, don't you deserve to be doing work you love, making an impact but doing it around your family?

Make a difference in the lives of THOUSANDS of children each year! 

Take charge of your future, and commit to making the difference you've always dreamed of. Apply for the Certified Instructor Program today.

Got Questions? We've Got Answers.

We've prepared a very thorough FAQ document here. Please have a good read-through. Chances are, whatever questions you have will be answered inside.

Still have more questions? No worries.  Email Certified Instructor Question and ask away. We'll do our best to answer your questions via email beforehand – but if time is getting short and the deadline is looming, perhaps submit your application anyway, and then when you receive the invitation email, make a booking for your video interview. We'll answer any remaining questions you have on that call, and make sure this program is a good fit for you.