Tighe Foster, Chelsea Henderson, Ezekiel Jacobson and Tahni Gibbons.
Tighe Foster, Chelsea Henderson, Ezekiel Jacobson and Tahni Gibbons.

Fruit'n veg at schools

THIS is one food fight teachers are encouraging students to take part in.

Students at Crystal Creek Public School, along with other primary schools on the Tweed, are taking part in the Fresh for Kids Canteen Campaign, which challenges schools in NSW in a competition to eat the most fruit and vegetables.

Although the contest does not start until August, Crystal Creek principal Brad Davis said students have al- ready changed their diets.

“Last week we had a day where parents donated pumpkins and all the students had pumpkin soup and banana muffins,” Mr Davis said.

“We're moving away from pies and sausage rolls and into healthy alternatives.

“Not having rubbish in the canteen has not dropped sales one bit.”

The new food options are part of a sustainable living culture the school is developing, which will include vegetable gardens and a chook pen.

Schools must register by July 3 to take part in the campaign, which rewards students for buying fresh fruit and vegetables at their school canteen. The campaign runs from August 10 to September 4.



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