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Healthy Harold and Bakers Delight launch school garden grants

Monday, 3 Jun 2024

Life Ed, and its iconic mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe, has teamed up with Bakers Delight’s Healthy Solutions range to give primary schools, preschools and early learning centres across Australia a chance to secure a share of $25,000 in school garden grants.

As part of the new Growing Good Grains Grants (GGGG) program, which launches today, schools are invited to apply online by sharing their vision for their school food garden for a chance to win one of 25 grants, valued at $1,000 each.

Schools will also be provided with free resources to boost their applications and to empower students to learn more about the origins of food as they plan their garden with their school community.

With 1 in 5 students unaware that bacon is an animal product and 30 per cent of students confused about where yoghurt comes from1, we wanted to use this opportunity to encourage fresh thinking to sprout healthy habits – in and beyond the classroom.

We have been partnering with schools to deliver preventative health education for 45 years now, and what continues to be clear is the importance of memorable, immersive experiences to embed learning. It’s because children learn by doing and that is what GGGG is all about, encouraging kids to dig in to the facts as they work together to create a healthy food garden that their whole school community can benefit from.
Russell D’Costa, CEO at Life Ed Australia.

Thanks to major partners Bakers Delight’s Healthy Solutions range, schools will have more chance to win with applications categorised by school type and size. Plus the first 50 submissions will receive a $100 Bakers Delight e-gift card!

Throughout the four-week campaign – from 3 to 29 June – schools will also be able to access free resources online to assist with their submissions and to create unique learning experiences in the classroom. From taking a journey through the life cycle of bread, through to growing their own wheat and making their own fresh dough, Life Ed and Bakers Delight’s Healthy Solutions range have created a variety of hands-on activities and easy lesson plans that can be tailored according to class needs.

Understanding where our food comes from is an incredibly important part of the way we educate our kids on how to make healthy eating choices, so we and our network of franchisees around the country are delighted to be partnering with Life Ed on this important grants program.

The journey that a single seed of wheat goes through before it winds up in a delicious sandwich is a fascinating one and we can’t wait to start educating kids on where their ingredients come from today, so we can help them have a happier and healthier tomorrow.
Elise Gillespie, Bakers Delight Joint CEO.

To find out more and to secure your share of $25K in grants, visit lifeed.org.au/gardengrants