F.R.E.S.H. (formerly NEST) – Mosman Youth’s volunteering program that focuses on activities around healthy eating and nutrition – have ended term 2 by running two workshops for the children that attend Mosman Before and After School Care at the Mosman Drill Hall.
The workshops were jam-packed with games, cooking activities and trivia with the aim of passing on knowledge about healthy eating and nutrition in a fun and engaging way.
Members of F.R.E.S.H. used their nutritional knowledge that they had developed by participating in the program for the past year to inform their workshops for the children. Their main challenge was thinking of ways to pass on nutritional knowledge not only in an age-appropriate way, but also in a way that is interesting and engaging for the kids!
We started with a game that required the kids to match pictures of different foods according to the traffic light system.
RED = eat the least or sparingly
ORANGE = eat sometimes or moderately
GREEN = eat the most
Next, three teams were made and a challenge was set: come up with a song, rap or jingle about a nutrient or food. All the teams came through with excellent performances, and in the end everyone was decided to be the winner!
This week F.R.E.S.H. members and our participants went on a treasure hunt to decide what healthy afternoon snack they would be making! The choices were vegetable sticks with tzatziki, rice cakes with toppings and fruit skewers.
F.R.E.S.H. Members had a blast, and we think the kids did too with some of these comments:
“that was the best”
“THAT WAS SOOO MUCH FUN”
A big thankyou to Mosman Children Services at the Drill Hall for letting us run the program, and the F.R.E.S.H. members for all their hard work in developing 2 exciting sessions for the kids!