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Kaingaroa Forest School

Joining the Fruit in Schools programme was the catalyst for Kaingaroa School’s health promotion drive. In a very short time, the school community has moved from zero awareness of healthy lifestyles to it being the norm to talk about healthy eating and physical activity.

The school has established a Health committee made up of staff, students, parents, and Board of Trustee members. The structure of the day has been changed to incorporate a fruit break in the morning, and teachers have become role models. The school has also persuaded local shops to stock healthier items.

The children are taking the healthy eating and physical activity messages they learn at school home to their whānau.