COLES PARTNERS WITH STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN FOUNDATION
Today Coles Supermarkets has announced a three-year partnership with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation giving thousands of children across Australia access to a food education program that helps them develop a healthy relationship with food, self-confidence and life skills.
More than 2,000 schools and early learning centres around Australia currently participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, reaching around 250,000 children and their families each year.
The education-based food program founded by renowned Australian chef Stephanie Alexander AO, aims to make healthy eating second nature for children by making it fun for them to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal and delicious food.
In addition to the ongoing financial support Coles is providing to the Foundation to help spread the word about healthy eating, Coles is celebrating the new partnership by donating 10 cents from the sale of a selection of Coles salads until 24 March.
You can help support the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program by purchasing selected Coles Australian Large Bagged Salads, priced at $5 each for 280-300g, including spinach, baby leaf blend, and spinach and kale. With the support of Coles, the Foundation hopes to reach thousands more Aussie families while allowing schools and centres already running the program to continue their great work.
The announcement of the partnership comes as Coles today launches the Coles Fresh 5 Challenge, a brand-new national healthy eating program aimed at Aussie kids.
Endorsed by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, the challenge helps parents motivate their kids to eat a nutritious balanced diet by helping them track the amount of vegetables, grains, calcium, fruit and protein they consume each day on a specially-designed placemat chart that makes a mealtime game of healthy eating.
Families can pick up Coles Fresh 5 Challenge placemats for free in the fresh produce department at Coles supermarkets while stocks last, or download and print a version from www.coles.com.au/Stikeez
More info www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au