Children’s Health Program

I am a Certified Instructor to run the Mad Food Science Program created by Belinda Smith from The Root Cause. The program has travelled across Australia and has reached over 35000 students, teachers and parents.

I have personally run 13 events having the opportunity to empowered 194 adults, 2175 children, 99 teachers for a total of 2468 to make better food choices.


A 90 minute school incursion (or community event) aimed at getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables and minimise processed foods.

What children will learn:
🌈 Why their body needs a rainbow of fruit and veg
😛 To taste with their tongue, not their eyes
🧠 How food can affect their mood, concentration and behaviour
🥦 To take responsibility for what they put in their mouth
👀 How to read food packets, and why real food is much better

For those of you who want more information The Root Cause has an amazing website, click on the following link

feedback mfsp geoff mcdonald

Here are some media clips thanks to Win News Toowoomba, 7 News Toowoomba and Toowoomba Regional Council for filming some footage of the community events I’ve hosted. 

Our local newspaper The Chronicle, Toowoomba has recently done an article on the program, see below

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Here is some feedback from a school I visited in April 2019

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Victoria Byrnes

Certified Instructor– Toowoomba and Darling Downs

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