Enter a ‘Healthy Kids’ idea to win

A TWO-MINUTE video pitch on ways to encourage students to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle, could win your school $5,000 to bring your idea to life.

Cumberland Council’s ‘Healthy Kids Pitch’ is open to all primary and secondary schools across the local government area (LGA), and Mayor Steve Christou is calling for schools to get their thinking caps on and pitch their ‘Healthy Kids’ idea.
“With 80 per cent of Aussie kids not getting enough physical activity and only two and a half percent eating enough fruits and vegetables, we need to take action,” he said.
“In today’s age of iPhones, iPads and Xboxes, we need to do more to get kids active and encourage healthy eating habits. This is our next generation and we owe our kids the best possible start in life.”
Fifteen schools submitted videos for last year’s inaugural competition which was won by Auburn Girls High School, Cerdon College in Merrylands, Granville Public School and Guildford West Public School.
Each of the winning schools received $5,000 to implement their ideas which included healthy breakfast programs and buying sports equipment, however this year’s competition has a single $5,000 prize up for grabs.
Applications close on April 8, with details and entry forms at