Vic Kids Eat Well reveals the ten winners in its first Awards since the program launched last year.
The Award ceremony was streamed online, hosted by presenters Lucinda Hancock (Nutrition Australia), Sandro Demaio (CEO, VicHealth), Todd Harper (CEO, Cancer Council Victoria) and Tope Adepoyibi (Head, Achievement Program).
From 12 primary students running a ‘Camp Kitchen’ offering tasty weekly specials; a school canteen offering meals made from their veggie patch; and a sports club offering kids hearty soups and free fruit post games; these are just some of the inspirational stories that have been recognised from 45 community nominees.
These awards celebrate Victorian schools, Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), sports clubs, community organisations, local health promotion teams and individuals, who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to boosting healthy, delicious food and drinks options for kids in 2022.
Over 650 organisations have now joined the Vic Kids Eat Well movement that sees local organisations, health promotion teams and Healthy Kids Advisors from Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation working together in creative and innovative ways to support kids’ health and wellbeing as they grow, helping them learn, play and be active.
Vic Kids Eat Well is supported by the Victorian Government and is delivered by Cancer Council Victoria’s Achievement Program, in partnership with Nutrition Australia’s Healthy Eating Advisory Service.
Watch a video about the ‘Kids Champion’ Branxholme Wallacedale Community School students, who have participated in the program, with the support of their Healthy Kids Advisor, Monique Sobey.
Read about the Vic Kids Eat Well Award winners.
Schools, sports clubs, outside school hours care and community organisations can join Vic Kids Eat Well for free at vickidseatwell.health.vic.gov.au.
How has a Healthy Kids Advisor helped to support your school or organisation to become healthier? Why not submit a blog story using the template below.