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2009 Join Forces and Win Canteen Campaign

Registrations are now closed - Winners listed below

The 2009 Sydney Markets ‘Fresh for Kids’ Canteen Campaign challenges schools from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in a competition to eat the most fruit and vegetables.

School participation list
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Canteen campaign recipe ideas booklet
Canteen Campaign
Recipe Ideas Booklet

The 2009 campaign, titled ‘Join Forces and Win’ is designed to encourage kids to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and to purchase them from their school canteen. The campaign commences Monday August 10 and concludes on Friday September 4, 2009.

During the ‘Join Forces and Win’ campaign, children who make the healthy choice and purchase fresh fruit and/or vegetables from their school canteen will instantly win a sticker card containing a large sticker to keep and a token sticker which must be placed on the entry form. Once children have collected all 4 token stickers, they return the entry form to the canteen where they receive a Fresh for Kids mini finger projector. On doing so, they are eligible to enter the draw to win some fantastic prizes including:

5th Prize

  • 20 CD packs

4th Prize

  • 15 G-Force figurine packs

3rd Prize

  • Five DVD packs

2nd Prize

  • Three G-Force videogames on Wii and three x Nintendo Wii consoles

1st Prize

  • Guest role as the Film Reviewer of G-Force on Saturday Disney on the Seven Network

Craig Stevens

“Getting kids to eat fresh food is one of the most important steps in promoting health. Kids don’t have access to expert guidance, so rewarding them for smart food choices and being active helps to set the next generation on the road to a healthy lifestyle- Craig Stevens


Guest Film Reviewer on Saturday Disney on Seven

O.C, 10, Birchgrove Public School

Nintendo Wii Consoles and G-Force Video Game
M, 6, Kogarah Public School
M.S, 7, Coogee Public School
M.H, 7, Newbridge Heights Public School
Disney DVD Packs
A.A, 10, North Haven Public School
K.C, 9, Southside Montessori School
M.C, 8, Meadowbank Public School
R.H, 9, Deniliquin North Public School
T.G, 11, North Haven Public School
G-Force Prize Packs
C.B, 8, Tuntable Creek Public School
C.J, 6, Al Sadiq College
C.R, 10, Hassall Grove Public School
E.S, 12, Haberfield Public School
E.V, 7, Barnsley Public School
J.M, 7, Neutral Bay Public School
J.R, 9, Coal Point Public School
K.M, 10, Tuggerah Public School
K.P, 5, Dulwich Hill Public School
L-A.M, 9, Gardener’s Road Public School
M.F, 11, Meadowbank Public School
N.S, 6, Berry Public School
R.P, 12, Quirindi Public School
W, 10 Budgewoi Public School
Z.B, 7, St Ives Public School
Disney CD Packs
B.R, 10, Temora West Public School
B.W, 5, Cobar Public School
D.F, 5, Coal Point Public School
E.D, 5, Wentworthville Public School
E.T, 10, Morpeth Public School
H.M, 7, Bexhill Public School
J.A, 7, Warilla North Public School
J.C, 7, Mt Kuring-Gai Public School
J.F, 8, Denistone East Public School
J.M, 7, Bexhill Public School
K.I, 12, Baulkham Hills North Public School
K.M, 9, Thornton Public School
M.B, 11, Callala Public School
M.C, 6, Dunoon Public School
M.H, 8, Forrest Primary School
M.H, 11, Forrest Primary School
M.I, 9, St Laurence’s Primary School
J.B, 11, Stockton Public School
R.C, 7, Dubbo Public School
Z.R, 10, Forrest Primary School

Winning School of the Riverina Citrus Sectionizer
Tuntable Creek Public School

More than 400 primary school canteens participated last year and research from last year’s campaign concluded that 91% of canteen managers who were surveyed said that the number of purchases of fresh fruit and vegetables increased.

The ‘Join Forces and Win’ canteen campaign is modelled on other successful programs conducted by the Sydney Markets that proved extremely successful. During previous campaigns, fruit and vegetable consumption in some schools increased by 200%.
In 2009, NSW Swifts player Susan Pratley, and former Olympic swimmer Craig Stevens have joined the campaign as Ambassadors.

Two-time World Championship gold medallist and Olympic silver medallist, Mr Stevens said dieticians, doctors and trainers had all reinforced to him that only fresh food would give him the energy he needed to perform.

“Getting kids to eat fresh food is one of the most important steps in promoting health. Kids don’t have access to expert guidance, so rewarding them for smart food choices and being active helps to set the next generation on the road to a healthy lifestyle,” he said.

About the ‘Fresh for Kids’ Canteen Campaign
In 2009, the ‘Fresh for Kids’ Canteen Campaign will urge school students to ‘Join Forces and Win’, with prizes donated by The Walt Disney Company.

Join Forces and Win Canteen Campaign 2009 registrations close Friday, 10 July. The campaign runs from Monday, 10 August to Friday, 4 September.

Developed in 1997, Fresh for Kids Program was created by Sydney Markets Ltd to help school-aged children achieve a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and participate in regular physical activity.

In 2009, the ‘Fresh for Kids’ Campaign will run alongside the Premier’s Primary and Secondary School Sport Challenge in NSW.

The Challenge aims to engage young people in sport and physical activity and encourages them to lead healthy, actives lifestyles. The Challenge includes a range of initiatives with one common purpose - to have more students, more active, more often.

The 2008 ‘Fresh for Kids’ Canteen Campaign

  • In 2008, 440 schools and 146,969 students participated in the Canteen Campaign.
  • More than 160,000 pieces of fruit and vegetables were purchased over the four week campaign.
  • Of the schools that took part, an outstanding 91% of canteen managers reported an increase in students buying fruit and vegetables.

How the 2009 ‘Fresh for Kids’ Canteen Campaign works
School students are rewarded with a token sticker each time they buy a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable from their participating school canteen.

When they have collected all four token stickers, they receive a Fresh for Kids finger projector. There are six coloured projectors to represent each of the Fresh for Kids Fruit and Veg Gang members.

They are then in the running to win one of five larger prizes donated by The Walt Disney Company, which will be drawn on Tuesday, 15 September 2009.

To read terms and condition click here.

Sydney Markets Limited
Sydney Markets Limited owns and operates Australia’s largest market and is recognised as a world leader in fresh produce and community market management.

For Further Information please contact:
Melissa Kolc
Marketing Programs Manager, Sydney Markets Limited
Tel: 02 9325 6830

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