18 May 2015 The Food Wizard Of OZ

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18 May 2015 The Food Wizard Of OZ

Students, staff and teachers at Repton Public School were treated to a Wizard of OZ themed lunch on Food Revolution Day - Friday May 15.

As a Highly Commended winner in the 2014 Coffs Coast Health Canteen Awards, the school earned the privilege of hosting local chef Joel

McCulla from Zulu’s Restaurant to create a healthy lunch for the entire school community.

“As the students will be putting on a performance of The Wizard of Oz at the end of the year, I thought that it would be great to incorporate that sense of fun and adventure into the theme of our lunch,” said Chef Joel McCulla.

Joel took inspiration from the Lunch Pail Tree that Dorothy discovers during her adventures in Oz and is laying on a lunch pail hunt in the trees around the school grounds that the kids have to find before enjoying the healthy treats they contain.

The Healthy Canteen Awards are a joint initiative of Council’s Growers Market and the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

In the school’s submission to the Healthy Canteen Awards, Repton proved they are committed to the aim of providing fresh healthy food to their students and incorporating produce from the school garden into the canteen menu wherever possible.

“Schools are places for learning so it is important that healthy habits are taught in the classroom and encouraged through school activities, such as a daily ‘Crunch&Sip’ break, healthy school events and nutritious canteen menus,” said Nicki Kerr, Health Promotion Officer, Mid North Coast Local Health District. “Repton Public School is committed to ensuring their canteen menu is as fresh as possible. They source fresh produce from their school garden and link this to students’ learning.  

“They’ve also made healthy food fun and exciting for students, using events such as their Hogwarts Lunch for Book Week to showcase healthy food options to their students and the wider school community,” she said.

The 2015 Healthy Canteen Awards are running again in Term 3 and offer all schools on the Coffs Coast the opportunity to showcase the great things that they are doing to create a healthy food environment in their school.