Fruit & Veg Month Celebration
September 2014 celebrated with Healthy Kids Association and Health NSW
Beresford Road Public School
At Beresford Road Public School the Year 5 and 6 run the Harvest Hub each week doing a divvy of fruit, veg and groceries into Harvest Hub bags which their teachers and parents pick up every Tuesday from the school. This gives the children the opportunity to touch and get to know local seasonal produce. They also learn to work as a team and take
responsibility for the Hub. It provides endless conversation about sustainability and food security at the school and taking these conversations home. What a great way to inspire these children to become informed consumers!
This week started with an early start 5am for Beresford Road Public School on Tuesday. We were there to celebrate Fruit and Veg Month with Healthy Kids Association with whom Harvest Hub put Food Hubs into Primary Schools in order to encourage healthy eating.
Channel 9 Today Show
Channel 9 TODAY show came and filmed the children packing their Harvest Hub bags, kiwi and spoon race and over & under melon race. Steve Jacob’s was fabulous. Getting the message out about healthy food choices and access to mostly local food. Thanks to all the parents, children and teachers from Beresford Road Public School for participating and a big shout out to Jane from Harvest Hub for organising the event. Well done all.
Write up in the local paper
There was a great write up in the Parramatta Sun about the day.