A Word From Sally Blane

"The Hills Orchard Improvement Group generously support schools in Perth's South East through donations of fresh fruit.  These donations go directly to students, who enjoy fresh, straight-from-the-tree stonefruit, apples and pears several times a week.  Teachers at these schools have reported that students who normally shy away from eating fruit are now happily tucking in!

The free fruit packs and fruit kebabs at the 2009 Karragullen Expo also saw many (normally reluctant fruit eaters) digging in to a fantastic array of strawberries, apples, bananas, pears and more.  This reinforced the Department of Health's Go For 2&5 message.  Children were encouraged to try fruits they may have not had before, and were encouraged to take fruit to school each day.

Congratulations to the Hills Orchard Improvement Group for supporting healthy eating to children."

Sally Blane

Schools Nutrition Consultant

Cancer Council WA