August is ‘Fruit & Veg Month’ in New South Wales primary
schools and this year’s theme is ‘Let’s Go Green’ - to encourage children to
eat more veggies and think about being sustainable with food waste.
Fruit & Veg month presents a great opportunity for local
schools to take up the challenge and promote healthy food initiatives in their
schools, while also developing their applications for the 2015 Healthy Canteen
Last year’s winners of the Healthy Canteen Awards, Boambee
Primary School used the month to replace
their usual menu with a fruit and veggie-packed
Rainbow Journey selection. They then used this example as part of their
successful Awards application.
“The menu was designed to be kid-friendly and encourage the children to try new foods from
all the colours of the Rainbow. With the added incentive of stickers and prizes,
our orders actually in increased by 25% during Fruit & Veg Month,” said
Terri Drayton, the Canteen Supervisor at Boambee Primary School.
“We are building on the
success of last year and offering a range of fruit and veggie meal deals and
smoothies for the children to enjoy from the canteen this month.
“Winning the Healthy Canteen
Awards last year enabled us to purchase a large freezer from The Good Guys.
This means that I can store more homemade foods and no longer have to defrost
The Healthy Canteen Awards are
now open to all schools on the Coffs Coast.
Application forms are
available from Council’s website at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au by clicking here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org