Jarod Jones and Carlie Boyes of The Good Guys, with Nicola Kerr, Health Promotions Officer for Mid North Coast Local Health District.
Jarod Jones and Carlie Boyes of The Good Guys, with Nicola Kerr, Health Promotions Officer for Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Healthy Canteen Awards comp seeks to promote sound eating

THE search is on to find the Coffs Coast's healthiest school canteen.

Thanks to the Good Guys, Coffs Coast Growers Market and the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) the Healthy Canteen Awards are back.

Last year's winning schools, Woolgoolga High School and Sawtell Public School, are busy implementing their big ideas to help reinforce the healthy eating message in their school community.

"Last year's entries clearly showed that all Coffs Coast schools have some excellent ideas and, as a result, the judging was very competitive. So in 2014 we're looking for even more great ideas and creative approaches to supporting the healthy eating message in schools," Jan Rooney from Coffs Coast Growers Market said.

There are two main Awards this year:

  • The Coffs Coast High School Award and
  • The Coffs Coast Primary School Award

Both include $1000 to spend at The Good Guys and $500 cash from the Coffs Coast Growers Market.

As well, one school will win a visit by a local chef and a farmer to help promote the principal of the MNCLHD's Fresh Tastes @ School program. The Good Guys Coffs Harbour manager Jarod Jones said involvement in the promotion was a natural fit for the business.

"The Good Guys partnered with Jamie Oliver and the Good Food Foundation to deliver projects across the Coffs Coast for Food Revolution Day in May this year and we are passionate about supporting this healthy food initiative," he said.

Entry forms will be sent to all Coffs Coast Schools in the coming weeks. Entries close September 12.



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