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Healthy school lunches

Healthy school lunches

Unhealthy diet is a major cause of disease in New Zealand. Some schools encourage children to eat healthy food in the hope that this will become the habit of a lifetime. Britney Williamson (8) and Tan-Charlie Malam (8) of Glen Innes Primary School in Auckland are eating sandwiches they made using salad greens grown in the school garden.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Health and society - Lifestyle and environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018