Developing culturally appropriate food literacy resources for Aboriginal children with Foodbank WA’s Superhero Foods®.
Foodbank WA’s article Developing culturally appropriate food literacy resources for Aboriginal children with Foodbank WA’s Superhero Foods® was recently published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
This article describes the rigorous process undertaken by Foodbank WA’s Public Health Nutritionists to develop food literacy resources for Aboriginal children. Working in collaboration with an Aboriginal expert and Aboriginal artist, local, regional/remote teachers, and stakeholders, a number of culturally sensitive resources were developed. Resources include; Superhero Foods characters that represent traditional and contemporary foods available in regional and remote areas of Western Australia, four school lesson plans, and a storybook “Let’s Eat”.
These resources have already been a great success with teachers, educators, health professionals, and many more people across Australia using the resources to engage all children in their understanding of Aboriginal culture and improving food literacy.
“We are very excited to have found the resources as we are just beginning our reconciliation journey and the vibrant easy to read activity sheets will provide many hours of learning for the children and Educators alike”. Long Daycare Centre Director.
We are grateful to our partner Healthway for their funding support which enabled this project to be undertaken.