Healthy Conversation Skills workshop participants enjoyed summing up their knowledge by creating this poster at a recent hui

Healthy Conversation Skills workshop participants enjoyed summing up their knowledge by creating this poster at a recent hui

Chatting with parents about healthy lunchboxes and good food choices can be tricky, but an innovative new workshop gives you the skills to have those difficult conversations with ease.

The Healthy Conversation Skills workshop is free to all early childhood educators in West Auckland and gives you simple, but effective tools to discuss healthy food choices, good lunchbox options and physical activity opportunities.

Healthy Conversation Skills trainer, Susan Miller, says the workshop also gives educators strategies to help parents and caregivers plan changes that fit with their worldview.

“Educators have a close and trusted relationship with whānau, but they may be reluctant to discuss diet, food choices and lifestyle with families for fear of being judged.
 
“This workshop gives educators the skills to raise those issues in a simple way as opportunities arise so that it’s not about giving advice or telling people what to do.  You can work with whānau to find solutions that fit with the way they live,” she says. 

An evaluation of the Healthy Conversation Skills workshop found that 93% of participants felt it was either valuable or very valuable, while nearly 70% were much more confident in supporting behaviour change as a result of the course.
 
We are supporting a FREE workshop for West Auckland early childhood educators that is taking place on Tuesday August 1, 8.30am - 2.30pm in Henderson.
 
To enrol in the course, you have to register here

You can find out more on the Healthy Start Workforce Project’s website and Facebook page or download the flyer