To understand how the pilot had:
Increased awareness of healthy food options, especially local foods
Shifted children’s preferences towards healthy food
Raised awareness about the value of play-based and game-based learning using innovative technology
Taught the delivery team about doing innovation in the Pacific
The results confirm that innovative technologies are an effective education tool in increasing awareness of healthy food options and shifting children’s preferences towards healthy food.
increase in students’ ability to draw healthy foods
increase in students’ ability to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy food examples
double the number of teachers feeling ‘very confident’ using an iPad as a teaching tool by the end of the pilot
teachers recognise the benefits of using play and games to support young children’s learning by the end of the pilot
schools organise unprompted healthy food presentations of songs, games and in-class cooking
Our Special Island demonstrates the potential for innovative technology to affect positive change to health and nutrition in the region.