Boarding School Nutrition Program
Having a solid healthy foundation is critical for young people.
The Biting Truth’s Boarding School Nutrition Program is changing the way young people think about nutrition and their bodies.
We help develop students who are confident and empowered when it comes to making the best choices for their health.
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Boarding School Wellbeing Program
The Biting Truth are passion about about partnering with boarding schools to to provide ongoing nutrition support to students, staff, cooks and families.
The programs are fun, interactive and educational and build on knowledge the students learn at school. The program works to develop confidence and competence in the kitchen and in making decisions when it comes to diet.
All workshops are delivered by one of our Accredited Practicing Dietitians. We have a selection of packages available and can also provide customised packages to suit your schools specific needs.
We also work closely with chefs and cooks to ensure the food offering meets necessary standards and is optimising the needs and requirements of all students.
The Biting Truth School Partnership Includes
Trusted Nutrition Advisors
The Biting Truth’s team of dietitians will serve as trusted advisors with your school over a school year. This will enable an objective, external sounding board to be accessed without restriction. For example, on matters related to individual dietary behaviours/concerns, food allergies and intolerances, family concerns.
Includes selection of nutrition-related resources to be shared with the boarding school and students.
Nutrition Seminars & Cooking Workshops
The Biting Truth’s nutrition and cooking workshops for boarders are educational and engaging. The aim of these workshops is to build on student’s current level of nutrition knowledge and apply this in practical and relevant ways. Students will feel empowered to make positive dietary choices for themselves and more confident navigating the online nutrition world.
These workshops are an opportunity for students to interact closely with a qualified dietitian and ask any nutrition related questions they have.
The Biting Truth offers a number of different workshop options tailored to specific year groups.
- Year 7 or 8 – Introduction to Healthy Eating for Teens
- Year 9 or 10 – Healthy Cooking Workshop
- Year 11 or 12 – Nutrition for the Future
Menu Reviews & Supports
The Biting Truth’s team of dietitians work closely with your chefs and staff to review and assess your menu to ensure it meets necessary standards and is optimising the needs and requirements of all students.
A review by The Biting Truth will ensure:
- The five food groups are available daily and meet the minimum recommended number of serves
- Adequate variety throughout the week
- Menu uses a wide variety of foods, including foods from many cultures
- Discretionary foods are limited on the menu
- Most of the options on the menu are The Biting Truth approved
- Vegetarian meals (when provided) included a high-quality source of protein
High Schools We Work With
Who Are We?
We’re Anna and Alex, Accredited Practising Dietitians and Co-Founders of The Biting Truth. We are passionate about empowering young people with knowledge about nutrition, particularly as it relates to their overall wellbeing, body image and body satisfaction.
Our passion for nutrition education was born out of ours and our peers lived experiences during high school and university – as well as our love for science.
When we’re not delivering our High School Nutrition Programs in schools around Australia, we run a busy nutrition clinic, work with businesses and regularly appear as guests in the media and appear across TV, radio, online and print publications. We also run a successful Instagram account @thebitingtruth.
Interested in working with us?
Please complete the form below and we’ll send through our boarding school packages.