Media Release - Tuesday 13 August 2013
Riverwood Public School Pilots Student Breakfast Club Program
Local school, Riverwood Public, will be piloting its very own Breakfast Club for its students on Wednesday 14 August, to encourage healthy eating habits.
Teachers at Riverwood recognise that if children start their day hungry, their learning and concentration in class is affected. Providing breakfast for all students, will provide essential nutrition and ensure that each child will start their day with a full tank of petrol, whilst promoting socialisation and better health & learning outcomes.
Enabling a Breakfast Club rides on the support of organisations such as Red Cross who have donated Weet-bix; Sydney fruit & vegetable providore John Velluti who will be donating fruit; and Seed Harvest Spoon - educators of healthy life skills, sustainability and growing food gardens, who will coordinate Breakfast Club activities.
Property developers Payce, responsible for the Riverwood North Renewal Project and renowned for developing dynamic and cohesive communities in and around their developments, have generously funded the running of Seed Harvest Spoon’s School Food Garden Programs (www.seedharvestspoon.com.au) at Riverwood Public School during 2013. This program has provided the platform for the Breakfast Club to be built upon.
It is hoped and anticipated that all of the Riverwood Public School Community – students, parents and carers, will support this wonderful initiative by attending this pilot Breakfast event. Not only will the attendance of responsible adults demonstrate to the children that breakfast is considered an important part of the day, but it will also determine the viability of a weekly breakfast club for the school.Daniela Frasca, Principal of Riverwood Public School says, "We hope to engage our students and our community members in this wonderful initiative and aim to encourage better eating habits that will impact on our students learning in the classroom, and in the future."