Thursday, 14 May 2015

Happy Food Revolution Day

First of all a huge thank you to our parent helpers this morning: Mrs Jorgensen (kale maker extraordinaire), Mrs Gough, Mrs Tuffley, Mrs McLaren, Mrs Gonzales, Mrs McNaught, Miss Cunningham, Mrs Criddle and Mrs Finn.

Today we took part along with millions of other children around the world in Jamie Oliver's food Revolution. We listened to his video and rap about looking after your body because we only have one! Also our half the world are starving while the other half are consuming too much. We talked about the importance of not being wasteful and eating foods that are in season. We used vegetables from our very own garden and made our own hummus- it was so easy, delicious and nutritious.

St Joseph's Smash It Sandwich!
- Whole grain bun or roll
-Various lettuce leaves

Can of Chick peas, Tahini, garlic, olive oil (we used rice bran oil) and blend.

Mix all the vegetables together in a bowl, spread hummus onto a bun, add the veggies and smash it together. ENJOY

Kale Chips
 a bunch of Kale leaves, one teaspoon of seasoned salt, One tablespoon of Olive Oil

  1. Preheat an oven to 175 degrees C. Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.


  1. Eden raved about the kale chips. Well done team. Great to see so many kids handling and loving healthy food

    1. Thanks Melissa it was lots of fun, and it got lots of the kids thinking about how easy and fun it can be to make healthy snacks. I'm off to the supermarket to make some hummus!

  2. Well done everyone - I never knew healthy eating could be so much fun :) Keep up the great learning.

    1. It has given us so many ideas for Discovery time and how to better use the veggies in our School Vegetable Garden. Thanks for popping into visit Mrs Jackson. Enjoy Australia

  3. i loved eating the squash it sandwich and the kale chips yum yum
    from rebecka

    1. Fantastic Rebecka- you are such an active learner and an amazing role model to others. Keep reaching for the stars and sharing your learning with us. You wrote a lovely deep letter to Miss Day and I love how you shared what you learnt from Michael Mangan's visit and poetry. So beautiful!

  4. Charlie highly recommended the kale chips so I think it will be getting tried at our household one day very soon. Great way of broadening food groups for the children by offering this experience!