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Niki Bezzant appointed Ambassador for Garden to Table


Monday, September 26, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

 

Niki Bezzant, well-known health and nutrition commentator and editor-in-chief of NZ’s top-selling food magazine, Healthy
Food Guide, has been announced today as an Ambassador for Garden to Table.
 
 Ms Bezzant is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to our childhood obesity crisis, with New Zealand ranked the third most obese country in the OECD. One in nine children in New Zealand is obese (11 per cent) - about 85,000. A further 22 per cent are overweight - about 170,000.“The recent report from the World Health Organisation Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity is a blueprint for what we need to do.

One of the things it emphasises is the importance of food education in the curriculum of formal child-care settings or institutions,” says Ms Bezzant. Garden to Table is one of a number of non-government groups who are taking action. Their curriculum-integrated programme is offered in primary and intermediate schools and provides children with the knowledge and skills to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food.

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Area Coordinator Role, Northland


Monday, August 22, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

We're looking for a new Area Coordinator in Northland (from Whangarei to Kaitaia), to support our Garden to Table schools and be the local face of Garden to Table! This is a 15 hour per week position (excluding school holidays) and an opportunity to really make a difference in the way our children think about food.

You will be the key contact person for our Northland Garden to Table Schools and will sell the programme to potential schools and support existing schools with all aspects of programme implementation, including encouragement and trouble-shooting, arranging Garden to Table training, and fundraising, to name just a few!

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Join us at VISA Wellington on a Plate!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

We very excited to be involved with Visa Wellington on a Plate this year!

Together with Lewis Road Creamery and Nairn Street Cottage, we are offering "A Taste of Old: Pioneer Cooking for Kids" on Saturday 13th 20th August, and Sunday 14th and 21st August.

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Announcing Al Brown and our Online Programme


Friday, June 24, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

Al Brown lends support to children’s food education charity

The simple act of planting a seed as a child can sow a lifetime of love for fresh produce and home-made food. This is the vision of NZ food education charity Garden to Table, which is encouraging every child in New Zealand to learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food.

 

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Al Brown visits Garden to Table!


Thursday, June 23, 2016   |   Linda Taylor

Celebrity Chef Al Brown had a wonderful time when he visited Garden to Table at Owairaka District School.   We're not sure what was more exciting for the year 5 & 6 students - a visit from Al, or the Seven Sharp cameras!  Have a look at Al's visit here, as he enjoys pumpkin ravioli made with home-made pasta, with a sorrel butter.  Thanks for allowing us to visit, Owairaka District School!

You can watch the clip here, and feel free to share with a school near you

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