Health ef­forts prove fruit­ful

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

How to jazz up a bowl of fruit was a prob­lem solved by Rangikura School stu­dents with ke­bab sticks and some marsh­mal­lows last week.

The As­cot Park school’s stu­dent coun­cil cel­e­brated its once-a-term healthy eat­ing day by or­gan­is­ing fruit ke­babs for all 320 pupils last Wed­nes­day.

The school has fruit de­liv­ered ev­ery day as part of the Gov­ern­ment’s Fruit in Schools pro­gramme, but the coun­cil tries to or­gan­ise a spe­cial event for its healthy eat­ing day.

In the past stu­dents have carved an­i­mals from fruit and dec­o­rated lunch boxes.

‘‘Our school is a pretty healthy school be­cause we won a gold healthy heart award last year,’’ coun­cil mem­ber So­phie Phouphayly says. ‘‘ We de­cided to do ke­babs be­cause it’s a new thing and some­thing the kids would en­joy. We have been try­ing to pro­mote healthy eat­ing so the kids think it’s fun.’’

Fel­low coun­cil­lor Chris­tian Fenika was quick to point out the marsh­mal­lows were fat-free.

Stick­lers for fruit: Rangikura School’s coun­cil cel­e­brated its once-a-term healthy eat­ing day by or­gan­is­ing a fruit ke­bab snack for 320 pupils last week. From left, Bron­son Maka, So­phie Phouphayly, Rosina Matthews-peita, Jessie Soudachanh, Le­mani Hingano (ob­scured), Chris­tian Fenika, Elaina To­lai, Suayde Brightwell, Oz Beek and Den­zell Wiese.

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