Mums serve up

Youngsters at Edgewater Primary School are planting fruit trees to encourage healthy eating by students.
Youngsters at Edgewater Primary School are planting fruit trees to encourage healthy eating by students.

Liane Brown, of Edgewater, teamed up with three other parents earlier this year to create a volunteer canteen committee dedicated to providing children with healthy and nutritious meals.

‘I like to eat healthy and want my kids to eat healthy too, I wanted better things to be available to them,’ Mrs Brown said. ‘We’ve revolutionised the canteen and the way the children eat.’

As part of the focus on fresh food, the school recently took part in Red Apple Day, run by Bowel Cancer Australia.

Different apple-themed meals were available at the canteen each day, with a portion of the takings donated to the cause, and children planted apple trees supplied by Arborwest.

Principal Julie Tombs said she had seen some positive changes since the introduction of the new canteen menu and said it was important to send out healthy food messages to children.

‘Promoting good health and making good food choices is vital,’ she said.

Red Apple Day was established to promote healthy messages to children and educate them about good food and nutrition.