Edmonton Community Kindergarten in Te Atatu South worked with us and decided to trial water-only family and fundraising events. For their recent Family Fun night they had no sugary drinks, healthy options such as popcorn and fruit kebabs available and improved their sausage sizzle by changing the bread from white to wheat meal which was served unbuttered.
The kindergarten has also held a successful ‘green lunchbox day’ and it has now become a weekly routine for parents. Leading up to the day, the children painted their favourite healthy lunchbox items and displays educated parents and caregivers on the amount of fat and sugar in occasional drinks and food.
Edmonton Community Kindergarten is currently working towards gaining Silver in the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award- an initiative which has an emphasis on healthy lunchboxes.