Nutrition programme for 3 -7 year olds
A highly interactive 45 minute programme. A story-teller uses fresh fruit and vegetables, card matching, song and story to promote vegetables and fruit as a way to stay healthy and energetic.
He kaupapa whakahirahira, he mahi pãhekoheko. E whã tekau mã rima miniti te roa o te mahi nei. He pai mo ngã tamariki e toru tau ki te whitu tau te pakeke. Ka whakamahia e ngã kaikõrero o te whakaari paki nei, ngã hua rakau, ngã hua whenua mata, ngã kãri pikitia, ngã waiata me ngã kõrero hei toko i aua momo kai, kia tû ora, kia tû nakawhiti te tangata.
Whakataka te hau ki te uru, Whakataka te hau ki te tonga, Kia mãkinakina ki uta, kia mãkinakina ki tai, E hî ake ana te atakura, He tio, He huka, He hau hû, Tihe Mauriora.
Mihi tuatahi ki te kaihanga, nãna nei ngã mea katoa, Ki ngã mãtua tûturu, Ko Rangi-nui-e-tu-iho nei, rãau ko Papatûãnuku-e-takoto nei, tênã kôrua.
Ki ngã aitua, kua wehe atu rã, ki mua i Te-Arai-o-te-Aitua, Haere, haere, oki atu rã, Ki te tangata whenuea, ngã hapû, te whãnau whãnui o te rohe nei, tênã koutou, tênã koutou, tênã rã koutou katoa, Karanga mai, karanga mai! Nau mai, whakapiri mai, ki tênei kaupapa nui ki ngai tãtou, te kai tôtika.
'Crunching, munching every day
Fruit and vegetables help you stay
Full of energy all day long
Keep you growing big and strong.'
‘Thank you for coming to our school. You are a nice and healthy lady. I really really love fruit.’Rachel - St. Michael’s School April 7th 2008
‘Extremely well delivered. All children were totally engrossed all the way through. Children are identifying what colour group their fruit comes from. Many thanks, I hope you can come next year.’Teacher evaluation 2008
Crunch and Munch is a resource designed to complement your ongoing food and nutrition health education programme. Teacher preparation and follow-up will enhance its effectiveness. THETA provides written resources to help enable this. Programme content is current and is drawn from a variety of professional health sources.
… is ideally placed to complement the Healthy Eating – Healthy Action Implementation Plan in the Ministry of Health’s Cancer Control Strategy, and to enhance existing nutrition strategies from other providers, for example 5+ a Day.
This simple, participatory programme could easily be used as:
The Crunch and Munch presentation aims to enable students to:
These learning intentions are specifically linked to the Achievement Objectives at Levels 1 and 2 of the Health and Physical Education in New Zealand curriculum document. Links have also been made to the Wellbeing strand in Te Whãriki.
Teachers may use the performance as a learning focus to enhance their programmes for their students at any level within the target range.
THETA supports the framework of the “Health and Physical Education Curriculum” and is committed to working in partnership with New Zealand schools and health providers.
Recognising best practice models as well as the holistic framework of the Curriculum, THETA aims to integrate its programmes into schools’ existing health education strategies. Much of the effectiveness of THETA’s programmes is lost if they are implemented without this integration.
THETA recommends that students will be served best by the use ofCrunch and Munch as only one resource alongside others in the health education programme they are currently participating in.
Other school health education programmes which are relevant to those from THETA are sexual health; tobacco; alcohol and other drug issues; self esteem; relationship building; assertiveness skill development.
THETA is a member of the New Zealand Health Teachers’ Association; Health Promoting Schools; NZAAHD
To encourage young children to have a positive attitude towards vegetables and fruit.
To provide an educational experience using theatre which: