Youngsters dig in to learn about vegies
BROCCOLI has become a big hit at Shalvey Public School.
The school has recently implemented a new kitchen garden program, which sees Year 2 students grow, harvest and prepare healthy nutritious foods at school.
Kitchen Garden co-ordinator Benjamin Lam said the program aimed to combat unhealthy eating habits.
“We saw a need to change the way kids think about food — and stop the trend of kids bringing unhealthy junk food to school,” Mr Lam said.
“Parents have commented that their kids are eating healthier, trying new foods at home and even asking their parents to build vegie patches at home.”
The school received a $10,000 grant from the Stephen Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and another $2000 from Blacktown Council to set up the garden.
Shalvey Public School is still looking for community support and donations to build a kitchen within the school where the children can learn to cook.
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Britney Waters, Tristan Knight and Amaria Prentice tend to the vegie patch.