Grant serves up healthy habits for students

Published on
17 May 2019

Students at St Helens District High School are being served up a bunch of healthy eating habits to help guide them through life.

The school recently received a $3,500 grant from Aurora Energy enabling it to roll out a nutritious cooking program.

The ‘Cooking for Life’ program provides students with an opportunity to gain basic cooking skills, learn aspects of the five food groups and the importance of nutrients.

St Helens District High School health nurse Siobhan Mead said the positive impacts of a healthy diet and active lifestyle are long-lasting.

“Developing a positive relationship with food, as well as a balanced approach to eating, can lead to better health outcomes in the long run,” Mrs Mead said.

“It enables students to establish good health habits for the future and be the best versions of themselves, assisting them to reduce the incidence of chronic disease.”

Aurora Energy CEO Rebecca Kardos said the energy retailer was proud to support a program which gave young Tasmanians the best chance of living a healthy and fruitful life.

“Changing habits is challenging whereas developing habits is a lot easier. Early intervention is the key,” Mrs Kardos said.

“Being able to contribute to this wonderful program ensures that students at St Helens District High School have equal opportunity to succeed in whatever path they choose in life.”