Hamilton Alexandra College Boarders were recently visited by Western District Health Service Dietitian, Jessica Wark, to learn about making healthy food choices.
The group discussed the relationship between diet and health, and were introduced to resources that assist identifying healthy choices, including the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices Guidelines. The students were asked to think about the barriers to healthy eating in their environment and to provide some ideas on how the healthy choice could be made easier at the Boarding house.
Already some valuable suggestions have been put forward by the boarders, particularly around menu options. School nurse Jo Dillon is now organising a student working group to put these ideas into action! We can’t wait to see what changes are achieved!
If your community group, organisation or school is looking to make the healthier choice the easier choice and would like some assistance to do so, please contact us!