Healthy can­teen, healthy stu­dents

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS - Rachel Ver­coe rachel.ver­coe@coff­s­coas­tad­vo­

FRESH car­rot sticks and school-grown corn rel­ish are some of the healthy snacks avail­able at the can­teen of an award-win­ning lo­cal pri­mary school.

Pro­mot­ing healthy food, Nar­ranga Pri­mary School was pre­sented with the 2016 Coffs Coast Healthy School Can­teen Award ear­lier this week.

“It’s nice to see what we’ve done has paid off,” can­teen co-or­di­na­tor Ali­son Ha­ley said.

The award is aimed at en­cour­ag­ing healthy eat­ing in lo­cal schools and was awarded to Nar­ranga for its whole of school ap­proach through the can­teen and liv­ing class­room pro­gram which in­volves kids learn­ing cook­ing and kitchen skills.

The can­teen co-or­di­na­tor and par­ent vol­un­teers pro­vide stu­dents and staff with healthy and eco­nom­i­cal lunches and snacks through the can­teen.

“Com­bin­ing a love of the gar­den and an en­thu­si­asm for cook­ing with fresh pro­duce has the kids en­joy­ing the food more, know­ing that they have helped pro­duce it”.


GOOD GONG: Can­teen co-or­di­na­tor Ali­son Ha­ley is proud of the achieve­ment.

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