Delicious and so nutritious
ACTIVE children in Bundaberg have been getting their fill of healthy education this week, with junior sports clubs in the region taking a hands-on approach to nutrition.
Bundaberg Celtics Basketball Association is one of the clubs aiming to get kids educated this Nutrition Week, with a combination of fun and food.
“We're going to make some really yummy foods,” Bundaberg Celtics Basketball Association president Anthony Parry said.
“We're also going to give kids cooking manuals and healthy recipe books.”
“It's a complete guide for anyone who wants to get involved in sports.”
Nutrition Week, from October 11 to 17, is designed to raise community awareness about healthy living and eating options.
The Healthy Lifestyle Group (HLG), in partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council, have focused on healthy breakfast and nutritious food choices to boost children's sporting performances and to support sporting clubs in promoting the healthy eating and living message.
The association is integrating Nutrition Week education into its successful Future Superstars League program, and Mr Parry said they appreciated HLG and council funding the free fresh fruit and vegetable selection, and taking care of printing costs for literature.
“We are in our sixth season of the future superstars league and part of that is feeding the kids healthy fruit and vegetables,” Mr Parry said.
“The kids will do elite training for two hours (on a Thursday night) and we'll feed them healthy food.”
Mr Parry said the Future Superstars League would focus on improving motor skill development for primary school kids and overall health and fitness, while offering a league where kids play in teams for the season.
“They'll be training and playing in teams as part of their long-term athletic development,” he said.
“It will be basketball from 4pm to 6pm, and then cooking from 6pm to 7pm.”
Mr Parry said the association wanted to ensure the message was also spread to parents, with fresh juice being sold through the canteen and discounted YMCA gym memberships available.
The basketball association launched their Nutrition Week and Junior Superstars League combination on Saturday.
Telephone Mr Parry on 0410 449 997 for more information.
New members are welcome.