If you are sick of arguing about vegetables at dinner time and would like healthier and happier kids, then you won’t want to miss the Mad Food Science Program at Toowoomba City Library. The 90 minute interactive school holiday workshops will be held on Monday 1 July and Sunday 7 July and will cater for even the fussiest eaters.

Toowoomba Regional Council Portfolio Leader for Library and Cultural Services, Cr Joe Ramia said the Mad Food Science Program creates a fun environment for children to learn and explore simple, but important, ideas about food and health. “The Mad Food Science Program is designed to start conversations with children, parents and teachers about food and how it impacts health, learning, waste and the environment. These fun and interactive workshops focus on educating young people about ways to start making better food choices straight away, using experiments, observations, and discussions to reinforce key health messages. The 90-minute workshop uses science experiments to engage the children and relate back to key health messages throughout the program,” said Mr Ramia.

The program is a family event aimed at children aged five years and older. During the activity participants will learn about topics like why the food rainbow is so important, what to do about fussy eaters and which foods help your child’s concentration, behaviour and academic performance

“The Mad Food Science Program is a program developed by The Root Cause and has been designed to address today’s food culture in children, and kick-start behavioural change around food choices. The Program features thought-provoking conversations, engaging experiments, and a taste-test for every student,” said Mr Ramia.

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