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Nutrition Education in Schools

School Talks and Cooking Demonstrations.

Accredited Practising Dietitians offer relevant and inspiring nutrition education in schools across Brisbane.

  • Are you passionate about fostering a culture of wellbeing and healthy living within your school?
  • Looking for professional development opportunities?
  • Want to add to your HPE, cooking, hospitality or social and community study curriculums?

Tree of Life Nutrition provides school talks and cooking demonstrations for both public and private schools. Programs are formulated and presented by qualified dietitians and nutritionists from one of Brisbane’s longest-running practices. We aim to challenge the word “diet” and offer a sensible, empowered perspective on what it means to eat well.

nutrition education in schools cooking demonstration

“ Eleni lead our whole school staff on a food journey as part of our professional development. She talked about practical alternatives for cooking, demonstrated, cooked and shared food with staff to inspire them. Eleni was so knowledgeable and answered questions across the session all whilst smiling. Thank you Eleni for your time and expertise it was a fantastic afternoon and one I would highly recommend.”

Matthew Beacroft
Principal, Our Lady of the Angels

Empowering your school community to eat well, feel good and look great.

  • Expert Insights. Engage with certified and actively practising dietitians to gain invaluable knowledge on nutrition, fostering a healthier school environment.
  • Practical Skills. Equip your students and staff with hands-on cooking demonstrations, teaching essential culinary skills for a lifetime of healthy choices.
  • Tailored Workshops. Customised sessions to address specific needs

Our programs offer sensible, evidence-based advice about how to eat well, taught by Accredited Practising Dietitians. There is good evidence supporting nutrition education in schools. If your school wishes to provide more well-being education to students, we offer a ready resource.

How can nutrition education benefit school staff and students?

Learn about nutrition

🍏 Improving mental health and focus
🍏 Gut Health
🍏 Weight management
🍏 Mediterranean Diet
🍏 Optimising immune health
🍏 Wellbeing & preventing chronic diseases

Practical tips and inspiration

🍏 Lunchboxes for students
🍏 Work lunches for staff
🍏 Fitting healthy food into busy teaching lifestyles
🍏 Dinner meal inspiration
🍏 Balanced and energising snacks for on-the-run
🍏 Mindful eating, controlling stress related eating
🍏 Navigating allergies & intolerances

Pricing and packages

Masterclass + Cooking DemonstrationDuration 2 hours

$ 55

Per Person + Grocery Fee
  • Presentation customised to your school needs featuring practical tips, tricks and fueled by the latest scientific evidence.
  • Cooking demonstration showcasing 4-5 simple, practical recipes including lunch and dinner ideas.
  • Taste testing and sampling for all attendees
    Each attendee will receive e-book with recipes cooked, bonus recipes & nutrition information
  • Travel fees may apply
  • Minimum spend $750

Masterclass OnlyDuration 1 hour

$ 35

Per Person
  • Presentation customised to your school needs featuring practical tips, tricks and fueled by the latest scientific evidence.
  • Travel fees may apply
  • Minimum spend $650

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A range of programs to support your school

We customise every presentation to your school’s needs, but here are a few ideas on topics of relevance.

Girls schools.

The aim of our program is to give young women a sense of empowerment around food choices, body image and nutrition which they can carry with them throughout their whole lives. This includes exploring the misconceptions around dieting, social influences and peer pressure. In particular, how these common factors contribute to poor health. Rather than a dogmatic approach, we present girls with tools to help them make better decisions regarding their health which can cut through any trends or fads.

We also have a dedicated Year 11 and 12 girls program, which is a fun, relevant and interactive presentation tailored to the school year and the needs of the students.

  • Balanced diets – what, why and how
  • The busy teenage life
  • Nutrition for exams, assignments and studying
  • Body image
  • Safe weight loss
  • Balance in vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • Eating disorder myth-busting
  • Fad diet myth-busting
  • Women’s nutrition
  • Stress eating
  • Mindful eating exercises
  • Sport nutrition
  • Life after school

Boys schools

Tree of Life Nutrition offers your school a program focused on issues specific to young men. We teach boys how to tailor nutrition for their lifestyle, and offer several ways they can ‘hack’ their diet to optimise school or sports performance. We also help them understand the unique correlation between the gut and the brain, and how a great diet can promote whole-body health, including mental health. We offer advice on poor body image, eating disorders (yes, boys experience this too!) and bust some of the common myths about fad diets. The seminars are delivered in a fun and interactive way, where boys are given the chance to participate and ask questions on topics relevant to their lives.

  • Balanced diets – what, why and how
  • The busy teenage life
  • Nutrition for exams, assignments and studying
  • Nutrition for skin health
  • Fad diets and eating disorder myth-busting
  • Sport nutrition
  • Body image
  • Life after school
  • Protein, zinc, fibre and other nutrients for healthy young men
  • How healthy eating can improve mental health

Co-educational schools

School talks tailored to the needs of the students at primary or high school level in both a private and public environment. The program focuses less on telling young people what to do, and more on giving them tools to make better health decisions. We aim to help them see through the misconceptions around diet and many fads out there, to be able to make educated decisions based on evidence. We also help them see nutrition as something empowering rather than restricting. To see for themselves how food can be medicine.

  • Balanced diets – what, why and how
  • Myth busters around some common fad diets
  • Safe weight management
  • How to balance a vegetarian and vegan diet
  • Exploring poor body image
  • Restrictive eating and peer pressure
  • Nutrition for skin health
  • How to manage stressful eating around exam times
  • Improving energy levels for study

Sports programs

Young athletes and sportspeople will learn and develop skills required to eat appropriately to meet their training and competition requirements. The contents of the program are flexible and adapted to the specific sport, age group and the number of sessions requested. Lettuce Eat Sports Nutrition provides education on:

  • The role of carbohydrates and proteins for fuel and performance
  • Nutrient timing for carbohydrate foods and protein foods
  • Using everyday foods and healthy snacks as part of sports nutrition
  • Event nutrition strategies – pre-event, pre-training, post-event and recovery
  • Nutrition strategies for competition and sports carnivals
  • Focused nutrition strategies specific to a defined sport or training program

Parents and guardians

Evidence shows that parental/guardian habits and behaviours, both food and lifestyle based, influence those of their children. It is for this exact reason that educating parents/guardians is fundamental to the overall health outcomes of adolescents in today’s society. Being on the ‘same page’ with the correct information for diet and health can be supremely beneficial. This presentation can educate parents on topics such as:

  • How parents/guardians can affect their teenager’s diets
  • Modelling healthy choices
  • A balanced diet, what it is, why it is important and how to get it
  • How various foods can impact behaviour
  • Interpreting a Nutrition Panel on packet foods
  • How to manage stressful eating in your child and yourself
  • Mindful eating
  • The changing nutrient needs of teenage girls
  • Body image and eating disorder myth-busting
  • Supporting an adolescent’s nutrients through exams


Teachers have a demanding and intense workload that requires a lot of energy throughout the day. Eating appropriately can really help. Whether it’s avoiding an afternoon low or learning how to maintain a strong immune system by consuming a balanced healthy diet. We also show you how to understand eating patterns that may affect behaviour in your students. Topics can include:

  • What is a balanced diet? Why is it so important?
  • How to get a balanced diet.
  • What is energy? Foods that provide us with energy.
  • Some common energy drainers.
  • Improved immunity
  • Stress and eating
  • Beating a mid-afternoon low
  • How various foods can affect behaviour
  • Sports nutrition sessions
  • Key nutrients and their importance

Interested in more information?

Reach out to us for a confidential chat about your school’s needs on +617 3891 6199 or fill out the form below.

School Nutrition Program Enquiry