Health efforts prove fruitful
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.