5 + A day ham­per shared

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Deb­o­rah Camp­bell, co-or­di­na­tor for Horowhenua District Neigh­bour­hood Sup­port, and Otaki MP Nathan Guy pre­sented a ham­per full of fruit and veg­eta­bles to Taitoko School as part of the 5+ A day pro­gramme.

Two mem­bers of the school’s Ju­nior Neigh­bour­hood Sup­port class re­ceived the do­na­tion: Michelle Pa­iaaua, a Year 6 stu­dent and Juliet Va­hai, a Year 7 stu­dent. Ms Camp­bell said Mr Guy is a great sup­porter of Taitoko School and the JNS pro­gramme. Prin­ci­pal Rachel King said she was pleased with the ges­ture.

A re­cent sur­vey last term con­firms the JNS pro­gramme is de­liv­er­ing and keeps kids health­ier with a more bal­anced diet.

Mr Guy, who was given the ham­per of fruit and veg­eta­bles pro­mot­ing the 5 + A day pro­gramme, said, “I de­cided to do­nate my gift bas­ket to Taitoko School who will hand it out to chil­dren in need.”

The 5 + A day pro­gramme is op­er­ated by a Char­i­ta­ble Trust and funded by the Min­istry of Health.

It op­er­ates in 548 decile one and two pri­mary and in­ter­me­di­ate schools through­out the coun­try with some decile three schools tak­ing it up too.

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PRIN­CI­PAL Rachel King and pupils Michelle Pa­iaaua and Juliet Va­hai with Otaki MP Nathan Guy.

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