CSIRO Helping Kids to Eat Better
According to the CSIRO, only six per cent of primary school-aged children consume the recommended amount of vegetables. In response to this staggering statistic, CSIRO has launched a new free program called Taste & Learn in collaboration with Hort Innovation.
The program provides primary school teachers with hands-on lesson plans aligned with the Australian curriculum that encourages science, not colourful cartoon characters, to sway children to eat more vegetables. The CSIRO research shows that eating vegetables is a learned behaviour and what works best with kids is repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables, objectively describing vegetables, and making vegetables fun in a positive, interactive environment.