WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK FOOD SMART SCHOOLS COMPETITIONS
As part of the Nutrition Week 2013 activities students were invited by NAQ Nutrition to take part in two “design” competitions. All schools that completed these activities to promote Nutrition Week were eligible to submit their classes’ healthy dinner meal activities and tuckshop menu items to NAQ Nutrition for judging.
Students were judged on the nutritional quality, balance, variety and creativity of their dinner meals and tuckshop menu items and their explanation of the importance of the items they have chosen.
Greenslopes State School won the ‘Dinner Designs’ competition with Lachie Pitcher a Year One Student having the winning entry. Lachie’s entry ‘Smoothy Noodles’ was a delicious combination of noodles, chicken and vegetables and a smoothie with milk and banana.
Greenslopes State School was awarded the prize of sporting equipment from Smash Gear valued at $500; a NAQ Nutrition cooking demonstration and taste test for the winning class. All students in the winning class also received a Rubbish Free Lunchbox and water bottle from Smash Enterprises.
Luca Plant a Year One Student at Eatons Hill State School won the ‘Top Tasty Tuckshop’. Her entry wowed us; especially her reasoning behind her entry:
My handberga is small so little kids can finish it before the bell. It fits into your hand. It has chicken, lettuce, cheese and tomato on a roll with sesame seeds. I made a meal deal for $5. It has some milk, handberga, a pear and a muffin. You can have carrot on your burger if you like. Mrs O (the environment team) grows these so they’ll be free”
Eatons Hill State School received kitchen equipment from TEFAL valued at over $450 for use by their school tuckshop.