Happy Fruit & Veg’tember! Family Challenge

Is your child’s primary school taking part in Fruit & Veg Month 2018? Then get happy with the Happy Fruit & Veg’tember! Family Challenge.

Did you know that only 1 in every 20 Aussie children (and adults!) are eating enough fruit and vegetables?

What can you do to help your kids eat more fruit and veg?

We know that the more fruits and vegetables you offer your family, the more likely they are to eat more of them. So, this Fruit & Veg Month, we challenge your family to get adventurous.

Introduce a new fruit or vegetable each week over the month of September, let us know about it and be in the running for a great prize pack!

Remember to work together as a family to plan which fruits and vegetables you will include and how you will prepare them. Then get the whole family involved in the shopping, preparation and cooking.

Need some help?

We understand it can be hard to introduce new fruits and vegetables if you aren’t sure how to prepare or cook them. So we have developed a flyer with a handy reference guide which you can find here.

How to enter

Let us know, in 25 words or less, how your family got adventurous and included new fruits and vegetables over Happy Fruit & Veg’tember. And don’t forget to send in images of your Family Challenge meals.

You can either print out and send in a hardcopy entry form or fill in the online form below.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY STUDENTS (AND THEIR FAMILIES) FROM A FRUIT AND VEG MONTH 2018 REGISTERED SCHOOL ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. (If you’re not sure whether your school is registered for Fruit & Veg Month, contact us to find out. Only NSW primary schools are eligible to register for Fruit & Veg Month.)

What prizes are on offer?

We have three great family prize packs to give away. Each pack contains:

  • 1 x Breville Searing Slow Cooker ($179 RRP) from Harvey Norman
  • 1 x Foost healthy shopping pack including a trolley bag, reusable shopping bags, meal planner and shopping list ($70 RRP)
  • 1 x $100 Harris Farm Markets online shopping voucher ($100 RRP)

When are entries due?

The competition opens Monday 6th August, 2018 and all competition entries must be received by 5pm, Friday 19 October, 2018. Winners will be notified by Friday 9 November, 2018.

Competition terms and conditions can be found here.

Attention: Fruit & Veg Month coordinators

Use this newsletter snippet to inform your families about the competition. You can also find a PDF copy of the Family Challenge flyer here. You can send a hardcopy of this flyer home to families or link it to your school website, school app (e.g. Skoolbag) or via your online school newsletter.

Happy Fruit & Veg'tember Family Challenge entry form

  • Please note that only students/families of schools registered for Fruit & Veg Month are eligible to enter. Call Healthy Kids on 02 9876 1300 to find out if your school is registered. By entering this competition you are permitting Healthy Kids to use your activity and photo in both hard copy publications and online.