Long Flat School get free fruit and veges thanks to Healthy Communities

HEALTHY AND ACTIVE: The students at Long Flat School are enjoying the new regime.
HEALTHY AND ACTIVE: The students at Long Flat School are enjoying the new regime.

Students at Long Flat School are enjoying a wide range of free fresh fruit and vegetable every day thanks to a grant from the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Healthy Communities is one small part of an educational and healthy living program encouraging healthy eating and active lifestyles to help contribute to the Premier's priority of reducing obesity in children.

The children are relishing the delicious produce, rushing to see what is on offer each day when the fruit and vegetable boxes are taken out to the eating area.

YUMMY: Some of the tasty treats currently on offer at Long Flat School.

YUMMY: Some of the tasty treats currently on offer at Long Flat School.

The staff say Hastings Coop IGA Timbertown is being a great support to the school by providing a fantastic variety of fresh produce each week. They have even brought on board several of their suppliers enabling the students to try, some for the very first time, tasty treats such as golden kiwi, corn, qukes (baby cucumbers), grape tomatoes, rockmelon, watermelon, dutch carrots and radishes.

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