Pa Harakeke award banner

The top level, the gold standard, is Pā-Harakeke. This level sees you weave healthy eating and physical activity practices sustainably into all aspects of your environment as well as engaging your community. For the journey to gold, we will help you to:

Strand 1: Governance and Management Whakahaere

  • Develop or review nutrition and physical activity policies to include birthday, celebration, fundraising, professional development and resource funds, staff role modelling, nutrition and daily physical activity education, screen use and breastfeeding procedures or guidelines
  • Develop or review lunchbox guidelines to support your parents and whānau and ensure that they provide many every day and sometimes options and discourage occasional foods, provide support and ongoing education for your parents and whānau
  • Develop or review a cyclical menu, display it to parents, support your cook to undertake food safety training

 

Strand 2: Learning and Teaching Whakaako

  • Provide and record learning experiences on healthy eating and physical activity through your learning stories, also demonstrating staff collaboration, child’s voice and parent/whānau engagement

 

Strand 3: Collaboration Ngātahi

  • Let your parents and whānau know you are on your Healthy Heart Award journey
  • Promote healthy eating and physical activity through newsletters, Facebook pages, parent’s libraries, display boards, and parents evenings
  • Hold an event or develop a resource that engages the wider community

 

Strand 4: Professional Development Tupu Umanga

  • Gather nutrition and physical activity resources for your team to help increase their knowledge and boost their teaching practices
  • Develop or review your professional development plan to include healthy eating and physical activity
  • Put in place procedures around knowledge and information sharing
  • Attend professional development workshops on nutrition and physical activity and complete a self-review.

Need more information? View our Healthy Heart Award Criteria 

 

 

Not the right level for you? Check out the Rito or Whānau levels

Whanau award

The second level of the Healthy Heart Award is Whānau. This level is a step up from Rito as we help you to build on and strengthen your healthy eating and physical activity foundations. Joining the Whānau journey will help you to:

 

Strand 1: Governance and Management Whakahaere

  • Develop or review nutrition and physical activity policies to include birthday, celebration, fundraising, professional development funds, staff role modelling, nutrition and daily physical activity education procedures or guidelines
  • Develop or review lunchbox guidelines to support your parents and whānau and ensure that they provide many every day and sometimes options and discourage occasional foods
  • Develop or review a cyclical menu, display it to parents, support your cook to undertake food safety training

 

Strand 2: Learning and Teaching Whakaako

  • Provide and record learning experiences on healthy eating and physical activity through your learning stories, also demonstrating staff collaboration

 

Strand 3: Collaboration Ngātahi

      • Let your parents and whānau know you are on your Healthy Heart Award journey
      • Promote healthy eating and physical activity through newsletters, Facebook pages, parent’s libraries, display boards, and parents evenings

 

Strand 4: Professional Development Tupu Umanga

        • Gather nutrition and physical activity resources for your team to help increase their knowledge and boost their teaching practices,
        • Develop or review your professional development plan to include healthy eating and physical activity,
        • Put in place procedures around knowledge and information sharing.

 

 

Not the right level for you ? Check out the Rito or Pā-Harakeke levels

rito award banner

The first level of the Healthy Heart Award is Rito. This level helps you to put some strong foundations in place around healthy eating and physical activity. Embarking on your Rito journey means we will help you with the following:

Strand 1: Governance and Management Whakahaere

  • Develop or review healthy eating and physical activity policies
  • Develop or review lunchbox guidelines to support your parents and whānau
  • Develop or review a cyclical menu and display it to parents

 

Strand 2: Learning and Teaching Whakaako

  • Provide and record learning experiences on healthy eating and physical activity through learning stories

 

Strand 3: Collaboration Ngātahi

  • Let your parents and whānau know you are on your Healthy Heart Award journey

 

Strand 4: Professional Development Tupu Umanga

  • Gather healthy eating and physical activity resources for your team to help increase their knowledge and boost their teaching practices.

 

 

Not the right level for you? Check out the Whānau or Pā-Harakeke levels