Healthy Start pilot program launched!

We are pleased to announce that the Healthy Start pilot program recently mentioned was launched on 25th August by the Mayor of Hume City Council Adam Atmaca and our Managing Director Paul Smith.

The Program was launched at Meadows Primary School in Broadmeadows and attended by 3 Hub Facilitators where the programs will be piloted, the school Principal’s and Hume City Council Officers. Approximately 57 children and their parents enjoyed breakfast in the morning served by the Mayor and Paul.

The investment made by KS Environmental, ensures that kids and parents from St Dominic’s Primary School, Bethal Primary School and Meadows Primary will be able enjoy breakfasts until the end of the year.

Mayor Adam Atmaca said “We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and children who start school with a good breakfast can achieve so much more than if they are hungry.”

The Mayor went on to say “The other great thing about this program is that parents are welcome to volunteer at the breakfasts and utilise the program to gain skills in food preparation. These breakfasts can also help newly-arrived parents become more established, meet other parents and get to know their neighbourhood. We also hope Healthy Start can provide a new career for some parents with courses in hospitality – available through community hubs – to those interested in jobs within the food industry.”

KS Environmental is thrilled to be associated with this program and look forward to getting involved at a ‘hands on’ level with a plan in place for some KSE staff to assist with serving breakfasts at some of the upcoming sessions.

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