Kids’ pic­nic bears fruit

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

It will be a healthy start for Buck­land Street Child­care chil­dren af­ter they kicked the year off with a five plus a day pic­nic.

The an­nual pool-side pic­nic usu­ally con­sists of a bar­be­cue. This year staff made fruit and veg­eta­bles the star of the evening.

And it was only the be­gin­ning of a year full of changes ac­cord­ing to of­fice manager Megan Curtis-Sergeant.

‘‘We’re re­view­ing our food poli­cies, we want to get the par­ents on board.’’

She said the cen­tre pro­vides about 60 per cent of the chil­dren’s food per day.

And by get­ting par­ents on board she hoped it would make a change in the home.

‘‘ Teach them good habits now and it will last them a life­time.’’

Last week’s pic­nic was a suc­cess, she said, with chil­dren eat­ing the fruit be­fore go­ing for the sausages.

HEALTHY DIN­NER: Aaliyah De­har, left, teacher Ta­nia Ward, Tamsin Need­ham (back), Noah and Wy­att Davies en­joy the fresh fruit.

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