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The Australian Government makes $5.4 million funding commitment to support the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Minister for Health, The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP with Stephanie Alexander. Photo by Marcel Aucar Photography.

Government makes new commitment to healthy eating program

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Thu, 02/08/2012

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program, which is teaching healthy eating habits to primary school aged children all over Australia, will receive a further $5.4 million investment from the Gillard Government.

This will build on the $12.8 million committed in 2008-09 over four years for the development of the program.

Announcing the three-year funding at Meadows Primary School in Victoria, the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, said the program would now reach up to 400 new schools, as well as the 170 that had previously participated.

“This is great news for kids all around Australia, who will grow, harvest and prepare fresh food, helping to improve their nutrition as well as developing lifelong healthy eating habits.” Ms Plibersek said.

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August 5, 2012   Comments Off