The broader impact of school breakfast programs

Research led by Dr Kylie Smith at the Menzies Research Institute examined the effectiveness of school breakfast programs, interviewing parents, carers, teachers and students at five Tasmanian primary schools. Dr Smith's team found that while the nutritional value of [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News, Research|

Resettled refugees adopting our bad food habits

An article in The Conversation from a few years ago has resurfaced as part of an analysis of how better data access can enable urban planners to ease community weight problems. The article mentioned, written by former Griffith University [...]

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|

Orchard’s plan to give apples to kids

Hansen Orchards, in the state's south, has partnered with the Tasmanian School Canteen Association with the aim to make the price of apples in canteens as little as 20 cents apiece. Read the article in The Mercury. [...]

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|

Apples cost more than chips in some school canteens

Deakin and Monash university research has found that a meal containing fruit and vegetables costs on average around one dollar more than an unhealthy meal. Three-quarters of primary schools were selling foods like meat pies and hot dogs cheaper [...]

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|

Produce to the People

Produce to the People, in the state's north west, provides emergency food relief to the most vulnerable in the community. Most recently they've taken on the Burnie Farms School, where two acres of fertile land is being used to [...]

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News, Policy & strategy|

Kitchen on wheels for remote communities

A new kitchen on wheels will visit regional and remote communities to cook up healthy dishes and help to educate communities along the way. $50,000 has been given by the Tasmanian Government to the School Canteen Association to deliver [...]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|
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