Just like a car needs petrol to help it run, our bodies too need proper nutrition to function optimally, especially if it is growing and developing rapidly.
Our curriculum refers to the Australian Dietary Guidelines to help students understand the amounts and kinds of foods we need to eat for health and wellbeing.
Each day our students have what we refer to as a ‘Brain Break’ where they snack on pieces of fresh fruits or vegetables, part way through the morning program. We also encourage each child to have their water bottle available on their desk, to stay hydrated throughout the day. Roslyn Primary School is an ‘H2Only‘ school.
As an H2Only school, Roslyn Primary School has worked closely with the Health Promotion Unit – Barwon Health to reduce children’s sweet drink consumption.
Research shows that high consumption of sweet drinks is associated with health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, dental caries, osteoporosis, and obesity. As an H2Only school, we hope to play our part in reducing the statistics, and spreading the message of ‘stop – rethink that sugar drink‘ beyond our gates.