Kel­lie will help Healthy Harold ed­u­cate lit­tlies

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

KEL­LIE Sloane knows the im­por­tance of healthy eat­ing and is keen to share her wis­dom in her new role as the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Life Ed­u­ca­tion NSW.

Mon­day was her first day on the job, based in Coly­ton, and it was a busy one with vis­its from two bus­loads of school­child­ren in­clud­ing stu­dents from Coly­ton Public School.

Ms Sloane, a for­mer news­reader, was ap­pointed to re­place re­tir­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of 14 years, Jay Bacik.

“I guess hav­ing kids of my own made me un­der­stand the value of what we’re do­ing,” Ms Sloane said.

Us­ing her jour­nal­is­tic back­ground, Ms Sloane said she hoped to be able to spread the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s mes­sage even fur­ther.

“We’re in the busi­ness of com­mu­ni­cat­ing so that’s some­thing that comes pretty nat­u­rally to me,” she said.

While Ms Sloane ad­mits her first love will al­ways be media, she said she was happy with her de­ci­sion.

“I’ve had of­fers to go back into the media but I chose a dif­fer­ent path. This path will be the most re­ward­ing,” she said.

Pic­ture: DAVID SWIFT

Kel­lie Sloane and Healthy Harold want to help ed­u­cate young chil­dren about good lifestyles.

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