Fresh for Kids food program success

FRESH For Kids’ food education program aims to get kids eating more fruit and veggies, which is topical given the latest ABS study finding that kids aren’t eating enough of these.

Another study from Living Healthy Report, says only one in 10 children aged two to 14 years, meet the recommendation for vegetable serves.
Having this program – fully funded by Sydney Markets Limited – in schools like St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School in Auburn, is taking a huge step forward in teaching kids healthy lifelong habits through the education of farm to plate and bringing cooking classes to the classroom.
St Joseph the Worker Kindergarten teacher Doris Alagha, whose students took part, said Fresh for Kids was a great experience for the students.
“Our session ran very smoothly and all the ingredients and utensils were provided,” she said.
“Students were very excited to use real cooking equipment and were highly engaged in the session.
“The students made bruschetta and absolutely loved it. Some students who were not fans of tomatoes totally changed their opinion of tomatoes and ate every last piece!
“It’s a wonderful program and great to see kids learning about healthy and fresh food from an early age.”
Principal Gabi Tobin said the school’s theme for 2024 is ‘Creating a difference by being a risk-taker’.
“This theme fits in beautifully with Sydney Markets Fresh for Kids Program. Our students are taking a risk in a fun and creative way, trying foods that perhaps are new for them,” she said.