Medibank launches Healthy Kids

Published: June 16, 2017

Medibank is excited to announce that Healthy Kids, the latest collaboration between Medibank and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is now live! The online platform brings fabulous recipes and activities, straight from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF) program, to families right across Australia.

Growing Healthy Kids is an important priority for Medibank. We are taking action to support community initiatives that address the growing problem of childhood obesity.  This chronic problem, affecting one in four Australian children, from all backgrounds, brings with it a range of serious long-term problems for the community and the health sector.

The SAKGF program is a school-based healthy living program. Working from the ground up, its purpose is to educate children about the importance of healthy eating, for a lifetime of better health; through fun and interactive food education.

Cooking up a storm in the Medibank kitchen, preparing some of the SAKGF healthy recipes.

Through the partnership, Medibank and SAKGF are working together to provide further opportunities for more Australian children to experience pleasurable food education in schools and learning centres, and now in the home, to learn and adopt healthy living habits that last a lifetime.

“It takes a village to raise a healthy child. That’s why together, we’ve started Healthy Kids, a website where we can share the love of food and grow a healthy community.” Said Rita Marigliani, Head of CSR & Wellbeing at Medibank.

“Healthy Kids brings the amazing recipes and activities kids enjoy as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation program out of the classroom and into the home for the first time. It’s one of the ways we are extending pleasurable food education to children and families across Australia.

We hope families take the time to have a look around the platform, share it with their friends and try out a recipe or activity with the family!”

To read more about Medibank’s partnership with SAKGF and broader community engagement, click here.


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