Balmoral grade Prep to year 12 students enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables every Friday on their school!
Every week, the school spends $30 on purchasing fresh, seasonal produce from Peaches fruit market in Horsham. By purchasing a variety of fruits and vegetables and using what's in season, that $30 goes a long way, providing morning tea for all 118 students!
Four students are selected each week to work with the well-being officer and school chaplain to cut up and prepare the fruit/vegetable platters for the rest of the school, building their skills in food preparation and knowledge around different produce.
School well-being officer Jo McCure says the Fresh Fruit Friday ritual is very popular and something the students look forward to throughout the week, "the kids from grade prep right up to year 12 all love it and the platters are generally empty by lunch time!". A great way to celebrate the end of the school week.
It's known that bringing students together around healthy food improves their attitude towards healthy options and can even influence food preferences. Well-done Balmoral Community College for dedicating weekly resource to make this happen.
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