Healthy Eating & Active Living


'Cooking with your kids' in Primary Schools

The EACH Health Promotion Team and Holy Trinity Primary School in Knox held a parent and child cooking class for students in prep to grade 2 to encourage cooking with children at home using fresh vegetables.

This class is one of many initiatives the school is rolling out, as part of their commitment to the Victorian Government’s Healthy Schools Achievement Program, to create a school that encourages and supports the health and wellbeing of their students.

The cooking class was a big success with the following outcomes:

  • Parents learnt simple, healthy and fresh recipes for the lunch box.
  • Nearly all the students tasted something new during the class.
  • Parents were delighted to see their child willing to try new foods when they saw their friends trying it also.
  • Many parents were also pleasantly surprised to learn their children were more capable in the kitchen than they originally thought.

“Having leadership support and a truly dedicated and passionate Wellbeing Leader within the school is one of the key factors that has enabled Holy Trinity Primary School to excel in meeting state-wide benchmarks as part of The Achievement Program and in turn becoming recognised as a Health Promoting School” says Catherine Delaney, Health Promotion Officer EACH.

Organisation: E.A.C.H

Contact: Catherine Delaney, Health Promotion Officer, EACH