Schools School Resources

‘Hands of Doom’

  • Description

    Drama Kit on the importance of hand washing.  The “Hands of Doom”drama kit aims to teach primary school pupils  (3rd-6th Class) the importance of hand washing.  Taking the classic concept of good triumphing over evil, the kit can be used by teachers in the classroom to put on a drama show by pupils which uses comic characters, jokes and songs to communicate simple hygiene messages.  The kit is aimed at 3rd-6th Class in Ireland and Key Stage 2 Drama in Northern Ireland.  The kit also includes a CD soundtrack and a VHS recording of schools performing the drama.  For free copies of the kit contact safefood’s helpline on 1850 404567 (Republic of Ireland) or 0800 0851683 (Northern Ireland).

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Taste Buds

  • Description

    Interactive CD on food and eating (8-10 year olds) – Taste Buds aims to help children enjoy learning about the origins and production of food and the importance of eating a balanced diet.  The interactive resource consists of eight sessions which help teachers deliver the Food and Nutrition Component of the Social Personal Health Education curriculum.  Each session takes 30-40 minutes and consists of Classroom Slides, Extension Activities,  Teacher’s Notes and Homework suggestions.  For free copies of the CD contact safefood’s helpline on 1850 404 567 (Ireland)

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Leaflet on Lunchboxes

  • Description

    safefood has produced a leaflet for parents/guardians in the Republic of Ireland on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox.  Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs and it can be challenging trying to come up with new ideas for interesting and healthy lunchboxes.  It’s also important to put some thought and planning into lunches, as good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime.   For free copies of the leaflet contact safefood’s helpline on 1850 404 567.

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Organic Gardening for Schools DVD

  • Description

    Bord Bia have developed a DVD that shows teachers and pupils how to plan, build, develop and maintain a school garden using organic principles.  The work is based on four schools based in Ireland over an 18 month period. Children from all classes were involved in the project and the DVD demonstrates the children’s involvement in creating a garden.  The project was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food.

  • Publisher

    Bord Bia
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3 Week Menu Plan: A resource for Pre-Schools

  • Description

    The Menu Plan provides a guide for breakfast, lunch, tea and snack suggestions for five days of the week.  A full selection of tried and tested child-friendly recipes is included.  Ingredients required to make meals for groups of 10, 20 or 30 children are detailed.  The menu plans have been analysed to ensure they meet the recommended daily amounts of key nutrients for pre-school children aged 18 months to three years.

  • Publisher

    HSE
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Growing Together

  • Description

    Does your school have a garden? Would you like to develop this garden to help children grow, prepare, cook, and eat fruit and vegetables? The Organic Centre in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim have developed a booklet for School Gardens which provides healthy eating recipes using food from the school garden. The guide was developed by children from schools in Leitrim, Fermanagh and Cavan and funded by the International Fund for Ireland’s ‘Growing Together’ Programme 2008 – 2010.  Copies of the guide can be purchased for €2.50 from The Organic Centre.

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Developing a Healthy Eating Policy in Post-Primary Schools

  • Description

    Guidelines for Developing a Healthy Eating Policy in Post-Primary Schools (2008) – the Department for Health and Children, Ireland, and the Department for Education and Science released guidelines in 2008 on developing a healthy eating policy in post-primary schools. To download click here.

  • Publisher

    Department for Health and Children 2008
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Food and Nutritional Guidelines for Primary School Service

  • Description

    The Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health and Children, Ireland, in conjunction with the Health Boards through the Community Nutrition and Dietetic Services and School’s Health Promotion unit have developed food and nutrition guidelines for primary school services.

  • Publisher

    The Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health and Children 2003
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