A recipe for good health and literacy

Working in partnership, Healthway, The Literature Centre and Foodbank WA have contributed to fostering healthy eating habits and literacy skills among Western Australian children.

The Literature Centre Education Officer Ms Beck Blaxell presented a series of literature workshops to students at Brookman Primary School, Langford in Term 1.

Students received a Let’s Cook recipe booklet with simple and delicious healthy snacks and meals including Super Sonic Dip, Sporty Banana Bites, Deadly Damper Scrolls and Rockin’ Rice Pudding.

The activities are part of Healthway and The Literature Centre’s partnership – the Go for 2&5 Primary School Literature Program, which encourages children to participate in arts and literature-based activities to increase literacy skills and nutrition awareness.

Ms Blaxwell showcased the travelling book exhibition to students through a number of healthy eating education lessons supported by teachers and education staff.

Through the partnership, workshops are also delivered at The Literature Centre in Fremantle as well as visits to schools in metropolitan, rural, remote and regional locations such as Christmas Island, Katanning, Dampier, Canning Vale, Kelmscott and Kalgoorlie.

Find out more about the Go for 2&5 Primary School Literature Program.

Photo by Ms Beck Blaxell, students from Brookman Primary School, Langford, 14 February 2019.