The deadline for entries into the inaugural Healthy Canteen Awards has been extended to October 21.
The deadline for entries into the inaugural Healthy Canteen Awards has been extended to October 21.

Search underway for healthiest school canteen

THE search for the Coffs Coast's healthiest school canteen is proving so popular, the organisers are extending the deadline for the inaugural Healthy Canteen Awards until October 21.

"Having spoken to many of the schools on the Coffs Coast, we realised that there are some fantastic ideas out there to help promote the healthy eating message in schools," Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) Health Promotion Officer, Nicola Kerr, said

"To make sure that we capture as many of these ideas as possible, we've decided to extend the deadline until Monday October 21 at 5pm."

"The Healthy Canteen Awards aim to acknowledge the great work that school canteens do in providing healthy and nutritious meals to children across the Coffs Coast," Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, said.

"The Coffs Coast Growers Market and Council are very pleased to be able to partner with The Good Guys and the MNCLHD to champion the healthy eating message through this award."

There are two main Awards:

  • the Coffs Coast High School Award. The prize includes $1,000 to spend at The Good Guys and $500 cash from the Coffs Coast Growers Market.
  • the Coffs Coast Primary School Award. The prize includes $1,000 to spend at The Good Guys and $500 cash from the Coffs Coast Growers Market.

Also one school will win the opportunity to have a local chef and farmer visit their school to help promote the principal of the 'Fresh Tastes @ School' programme.

For further information, or to obtain an entry form, please contact Nicola Kerr at Mid North Coast Local Health District on 02 5622 8503.



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