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Kananook Primary gets a health boost


July 9, 2018 by admin

KANANOOK Primary School has won a $46,000 makeover as the Victorian winner of the Let’s Live Better – Run Around Australia campaign.

The initiative was held by Colonial First State Global Asset Management shopping centres, in partnership with the Children’s Food Education Foundation.

Children were encouraged to include fresh food in their diets and exercise regularly. Families shopping at Bayside shopping centre earned one point for the primary school with every dollar spent. Double points were awarded for fresh food purchases.

The prize included a canteen makeover by Thermomix, $15,000 cash, $15,000 worth of sport and educational equipment and a food education seminar for pupils and their families.

Parent Nickie Fidge, who co-ordinated the school’s entry effort, said the two Thermomix appliances would come in handy for healthy cooking lessons by budding chefs.

Pupils in grades 5 and 6 hoped to use the versatile appliances, which chop and cook, to make fruit sorbets and soups with some of the produce from the school’s vegie patch and sell their healthy culinary creations to other pupils at the students representative council canteen.

“We also plan to use the Thermomixes in our school’s Kid’s Kitchen to help in preparing the healthy snacks and meals that all children in the school are involved in.

“They will speed up many of the cooking processes and allow us to cook a wider range of foods,” Ms Fidge said.

Healthy competition: Kananook Primary School grade 5 pupils Bhavik and Daniqua get ready to try one of the Thermomix appliances.Picture: Gary Sissons


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