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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 31, 2008 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Mortlake Public School students Matthew and Melanie grab an apple. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP173082 Healthy reward for school kids MORE than a million school chil- dren have turned to healthy lunchtime options since a healthy eating canteen campaign started in 2000. The Sydney Markets initiative, Blast off and Win, is rewarding children for eating healthy. Last year alone school canteens reported an 88 per cent rise in children buying fruit and veg, after nearly 250,000 students from NSW, the ACT and Queensland embraced the program. This August, every time local primary school children choose a piece of fresh fruit or vegetables they will receive sticker tokens. The tokens are an entry into a draw where prizes range from CDs, DVDs and games to a family holiday in Hong Kong Disneyland. They are also redeemable for glow-in-the-dark wrist bands. Sydney Markets marketing manager Melissa Kolc said the campaign made healthy eating fun and established a lifelong healthy relationship with fresh produce. ''It's a proven fact that develop- ing good nutritional habits early is one of the key ways to avoid obesity both developing and prog- ressing into adulthood,'' she said. Drummoyne State Labor MP Angela D'Amore is promoting a separate, state-wide campaign called Munch and Move. ''It's never too early to adopt a healthy lifestyle and through the Munch and Move program we're provid- ing parents and early childhood workers at Five Dock Preschool with the tools they need to start children off on a healthier lifestyle,'' she said. One in five kinder kids is over- weight or obese, she said. Bumbling criticism KIM SHAW state parliament A SCATHING attack by Oppo- sition leader Barry O'Farrell over Angela D'Amore's international travel has backfired, with the Drummoyne MP explaining her latest trip is not taxpayer-funded. Ms D'Amore said she would attend the Commonwealth Parlia- mentary Conference in Malaysia, an event attended by Labor and Liberal MPs, as the national rep- resentative of 215 women MPs in State and Federal parliaments. She said the position was one she took with great pride, which offered her the chance to raise paid maternity leave in an inter- national forum. ''I'll be sitting with colleagues from African and Asian parlia- ments who have paid parental leave in their countries. We are an advanced country and we do not offer it,'' she said. Membership fees for the confer- ence committee came out of her own salary, Ms D'Amore said. Mr O'Farrell had criticised Ms D'Amore for taking two ''taxpayer-funded'' trips this year, saying the money would be better spent on school maintenance or railway station upgrades. He called her a hypocrite for publicly criticising Premier Mor- ris Iemma's policies as being out- of-touch, while she had kept mum on issues such as the controversial Victoria Rd widening. But Ms D'Amore said she was well-known as a consultative MP. She said it was vitally important to both the electorate and the region to raise the matter of paid maternity leave in an inter- national forum, as well as the trafficking of women and chil- dren, HIV rates and birth rates. ''I'm disappointed that the leader of the Opposition doesn't think paid maternity leave is important to the women of Aust- ralia. It shows how out-of-touch he is with the needs of working families,'' she said. Ms D'Amore's trip earlier this year was as the Italian-speaking colleague of Regional Develop- ment Minister Tony Kelly. The trip to Milan and Rome to encour- age Italian investment in Aust- ralia was a taxpayer-funded trip estimated to cost about $50,000. ''Is Mr O'Farrell suggesting that government should sit back and not get involved in encouraging business investment in Aust- ralia?'' Ms D'Amore asked. She will leave for Malaysia in early August and expects to stay for five days. Your way to better health AUGUST SAVINGS MEGA SALE ON AUGUST 3 --- 16, 2008 2 for $17 95 Myadec†* Multivitamins 100 Capsules + 20 BONUS Capsules BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Ashfield Soul Pattinson Chemist Shop 5, Level 3, Ashfield Mall (between Coles & Kmart) Phone: 9716 0066 $795 Metamucil†* Fibrecaps + Calcium 75 Capsules from $795 ea Purchase any 2 products from the Soul Pattinson Sensitive Skin Range and get the cheapest one FREE BONUS OFFER †Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Incorrect use could be harmful. *Vitamin supplements can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. 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