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Become a Certified Instructor and make the kind of difference that you dream about.

Join a dedicated, passionate group of individuals empowering children, parents and teachers to make better food choices every single day. 

Are you passionate about children’s health, and want to impact young lives through food education? 

Have you always dreamed of being your own boss, or starting your own small business? 

Would you like to see real food become normal again?

Then this exciting opportunity could be for you!

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The Importance of Children's Health

Right around Australia, children are eating way too much processed packaged food every day, and not enough fruits and vegetables – the food they should be eating every day. 

Our job is made more difficult by food companies who use sophisticated tactics designed to get our kids wanting more and more processed food.

Studies show that eating too little fruit and vegetables leads to poor health, concentration and behaviour in our kids. This is not OK, and we're committed to doing something about it. 

At The Root Cause, we want to empower all children, parents and teachers to choose real food every day, every week, every year, to create a tipping point where real food becomes "normal" again. 

Our Vision is to create a generation of healthy, food-literate children who choose real food first, every single day. 

Are you with us?

Many Hands Make Light Work

To make our vision a reality we need to have a much bigger influence on today's generation of kids. That's why we're looking for more people – like you! – to become Certified Instructors for The Mad Food Science Program. 

The Mad Food Science Program is our flagship food education program, which has already reached over 140 schools and communities, and over 35,000 children, parents and teachers right across Australia. 

The Program is an engaging, interactive and wholistic program, designed to kick-start behavioural change around food and sustainability, through education and inspiration. It's designed to empower kids to make better choices, help parents like us get our kids to eat healthier, and encourage teachers and schools to champion good food behaviours and conversations. 

Applications are now open for our Certified Instructor Program, giving you the opportunity to inspire kids to make better food choices, start healthy food conversations in your community, and make a living while you're at it!

Introducing The Certified Instructor Program

The Certified Instructor Program is an online training course you can study at home, with a final in-person practical assessment. Here's what you'll learn:

  • You will experience The Mad Food Science Program in exceptional detail. This deeper learning will be the foundation to your ability to teach the program most effectively.
  • You will learn how to teach The Mad Food Science Program to your communities and schools, and the why behind the lessons, so you can ensure your students get the best educational experience and outcome possible.
  • You will learn why The Mad Food Science Program™ is so successful at changing children's behaviour around food choices. You can feel confident that your work will change lives.
  • You will learn directly from Belinda and Israel Smith, in a combination of videos, workbooks, and live coaching video calls, so you know you'll be supported and encouraged during every step of your learning journey.
  • You will get access to templates and training materials you need to run The Mad Food Science Program in schools and communities, so you can focus on delivering the best workshop possible, every single time. 
  • You'll get sales, marketing, business and personal development support, to help you build and grow your own business as a Certified Instructor.

Use your passion for nutrition to educate, inspire, and earn!

Apply for the Certified Instructor Program today, and get started on a new path for your career, helping the next generation live their best, healthiest life!

Being A Certified Instructor Means:

  • You will become part of a tight-knit group of like-minded peoplewho are dedicated and passionate about real food and improving children's health, and will become life-long friends.
  • You'll experience extraordinary personal growthas you progress through the training program, and learn how to. present confidently in large groups.
  • You will have the opportunity to build your own business and learn how to price, promote, and run successful Community Events, so you make a profit, and are awarded for your valuable time.
  • You will have the opportunity to earn even more income from delivering The Mad Food Science Program both in school  environments, and for community groups, sport clubs, etc.
  • You will experience enormous satisfaction of helping kids create a better life for themselves  through taking responsibility for their own health, bringing you immense joy as you work.

Who Exactly Are We Looking For?

This IS for you if...

  • You love sharing your knowledge with others, especially kids.
  • You love to learn new skills and apply them in meaningful ways.
  • You are independent, reliable and have high standards of integrity in both business and life.
  • You're passionate about food, and love making healthy choices for yourself and your family.​​
  • You have small business experience, and can apply those skills to new opportunities. 

This is NOT for you if...

  • You don't want to put yourself out there. If taking action and getting outside your comfort zone is a bit much, this isn't the right program for you. 
  • You give up if things get difficult. If determination and persistence aren't how you roll, then building your own business won't be right either.
  • You want a job, not a business. Being a Certified Instructor means building your own business, not being an employee. 

We Need Instructors In These Cities / Regions!

  • Northern Perth​
  • Fremantle, Southern Perth
  • Rockingham, Mandurah
  • Bunbury, Busselton
  • South Coast
  • Pilbara / Kimberley

  • Darwin, Katherine
  • Alice Springs

  • Northern Adelaide
  • Port Augusta
  • Victor Harbour
  • Port Lincoln

  • Eastern Melbourne
  • Western Melboune
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Geelong & South Coast
  • Bendigo & Ballarat
  • Northern Victoria
  • East Gippsland

  • Hobart & South
  • Launceston & North East

  • Western Sydney & Blue Mountains
  • Sydney Hills District
  • Newcastle & Hunter Valley
  • Central NSW & Riverina
  • Tamworth & Armidale
  • Lismore & North Coast
  • South Coast

  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Bundaberg
  • Mackay
  • Cairns

Is your town/region not listed above? We may already have an instructor in your area – OR it may have been an unintentional oversight. Why not contact us and we can discuss it with you?

Could This Be You?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to grow and develop personally, as well as earn extra income for your family?

Would you like to make the investment to believe in yourself and become who you know you can be?

Can you see yourself building your skills, changing lives for the better, and moving towards the health career of your dreams?

Then we'd LOVE to see you apply to become a Certified Instructor. 

Places are limited, and applications are only open to our first 20 committed applicants. Apply now, and join us in making a massive difference in communities around Australia.

Remember: You can think and talk about what you want over and over again, but until you take the first step, nothing changes. The perfect time to take action is now, and the perfect person to take action is you!

It's Time to Take Action

The Mad Food Science Program gets amazing feedback and responses from families every time we run it.

But Australia has over 6200 Primary Schools, catering to over 2 million students! Every year a new cohort of children go out into the world without the essential life skills of knowing how to make the best food choices for their bodies. 

This is why it's time for you to step up and help us! We need you to make the brave commitment to becoming a Certified Instructor, and partner with us in achieving our vision of a healthy generation of kids who choose real food first. 

Make a difference in the lives of THOUSANDS of children each year! 

Take charge of your future, and commit to making the difference you've always dreamed of. Apply for the Certified Instructor Program today.

Got Questions? We've Got Answers.

We've prepared a very thorough FAQ document. Download it here, and have a good read-through. Chances are, whatever questions you have will be answered inside.

Still have more questions? No worries. Reach out via email and ask away. We'll do our best to answer your questions via email beforehand – but if time is getting short and the deadline is looming, perhaps submit your application anyway, and then when you receive the invitation email, make a booking for your video interview. We'll answer any remaining questions you have on that call, and make sure this program is a good fit for you.