Vegie garden revamp promotes healthy eating

Mt Whitestone State School have teamed up with ‘Pick of Crop’ to revamp their vegetable garden. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Mt Whitestone State School students are lucky enough to attend one of 31 schools in the state teaming up with Pick of the Crop and OzHarvest to revamp their Stephanie Alexander vegetable gardens.

The aim of the program is to focus on a whole school healthy eating program with the aim to increase students’ vegetable and fruit intake.

The Pick of the Crop initiative was developed by Health and Wellbeing Queensland to increase opportunities for Queensland primary school students to learn about and eat more vegetables and fruit.

Principal Leticia de Mey said it was a positive program for the students of Mt Whitestone as they not only develop healthy eating habits but build relationships with local farmers and suppliers.

“We are in the process of inviting local farmers to our school to help map out what vegetables are best to plant and when, as well as visiting local farms to witness first hand the planting and harvesting process,” she said.