Veg it up at home – veg up your snacks!
Only about 5% of NSW children eat enough vegetables. And the statistics are similar for adults. To help our community do better, our school is participating in Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch.
To encourage our school families to eat more vegetables we will be sending home hints and tips.
Up the veg at your place by…vegging up your snacks!
Include vegetable sticks with dips, cheese and crackers as a filling snack
Add vegies to after-school toasties. Check out the recipe for Cheese, tomato and spinach pockets via The Vegetable Week webpage – there is even a video to show kids how to make them!
Put cold cooked vegies in your child’s lunchbox – try corn on the cob, small roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli or baked cauliflower florets
Cook up some heavy-on-the-veg, muffins and fritters for lunchboxes. Most recipes can be prepared in bulk and frozen until needed. Look for the Hulk Fritters recipe (complete with how-to video) via The Vegetable Week webpage. Your kids will love them!
Family nagging you about when dinner will be ready? Put out a plate of cut up veg sticks – it’s unlikely to spoil their appetite and is a great way to get them to eat extra vegies at dinner time. You’ll be amazed at how much they will eat when they are hungry and you make it easy and accessible!
If you require more information on what activities our school is doing over Vegetable Week, please contact me or your child’s teacher.
Mrs Kirsten Hanson