Theme: Physical & Mental Health, Community

The Root Cause is a national health transformation social enterprise, with Certified Instructors serving their local communities around Australia. We Stand for Children’s Health. With 10 years experience of working with over 260 schools across Australia, The Root Cause is your trusted education partner. We guide schools on their journey toward empowering students to have a healthy relationship with food for life – taking schools from wherever they are to where they would like to be.

Making Friends with Food is an innovative program, with a focus on educating and empowering children, parents and teachers, while keeping it fun. With a focus on all stakeholders, we guide and mentor you to create a healthier community together.

Why is this important? Nutrition is at the heart of learning. This is not just some thought bubble of ours. It is grounded in science. Julie Matthews, Master of Science in Medical Nutrition says, “the foods we digest become nutrients for the brain to function.” The body and brain are connected. Everyday food choices affect students’ readiness for learning (alertness, concentration, sleep quality). We can help guide your school community on the best choices for today’s learners.

In years gone by it took a village to raise a child, and in today’s world, it takes a genuine education partnership.  We look forward to partnering with your school.