Students enjoy healthy lunches at Deniliquin St Michael’s School.CASS SAVELLIS September 3, 2014 9:30am
(Back, from left) Kellie Crossley, Shannon Haase, Mary-Ellen Dempsey and Alice Osbourne; (front) Rebecca Searant and Shelley Scoullar.
There was not a sugary treat in sight when Deniliquin St Michael’s School launched its healthy canteen menu last Wednesday.
There were 117 orders placed with the canteen for its ‘long lunch’, which saw students, teachers and family enjoy an extended lunch on the oval.
The launch was a joint initiative of the school’s Parents & Friends Association and teachers who wanted to improve the quality of food available.
Teachers Alice Osbourne and Rebecca Searant said they implemented ideas from a two-day workshop they attended earlier this year, called Live Life Well.
‘‘Live Life Well is a government funded health project connecting healthy eating and levels of activity in schools,’’ Miss Osbourne said.
‘‘Following the workshop we’ve changed the canteen menu, adding options like corn on the cob and steamed dim sims and taking away some of the sweeter foods.
‘‘We have also looked at the sizing of products, such as the size of the cupcakes.
‘‘It’s about making students aware of their choices and encouraging them to be active.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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