Kids all over Australia, including the Gladstone region, will be taking food to school without packaging next week.
Kids all over Australia, including the Gladstone region, will be taking food to school without packaging next week. Submitted

Schools love Nude Food

THE kids certainly think Nude Food Day is a bit of a laugh, but it is getting the message across.

Six schools on The Discovery Coast have signed-up for National Nude Food next Wednesday as part of Nutrition Week, promoted by Nutrition Australia to get Aussies, and particularly kids, thinking about what they are eating.

Some like to think of next Wednesday as rubbish or packaging free – but the kids of Agnes Water, Bororen, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Rosedale and Wartburg schools like the idea of Nude Food to get the message across.

As part of the Mobilising our Community project, the Discovery Coast Community Health Services has obtained federal funding to get the “eat healthy and be active” message to the people of the Discovery Coast.

DCCHS dietician Marina Chang said the theme of healthy food, healthy planet was being embraced by the schools, and students would have a bit of fun while caring for their health and that of the environment by eliminating packaging for a day and reducing it into the future.

“National Nude Food Day is about food without packaging, looking after the environment, as well as making healthy choices,” Ms Chang said.

“Six schools have already registered here and they have already started with projects and some great ideas of how to incorporate the ideas into their school lives.”

Nutrition Australia says each Australian household produces an average of 1.14 tonnes of waste per year. Nude Food is all about encouraging kids and their families to pack their lunches and snacks without the use of any wrapping.

It’s about what they put into their lunch box and how they pack it to minimise waste.

The official website www.nudefoodday.com.au will be a reference tool to assist people to make the most of Nude Food Day.



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