This school in New Zealand is showing great leadership in its steps to tackle childhood obesity. Sugars have been cut from the menu and carbohydrates replaced with whole foods and good fats using nutrition advice from dietician Dr Caryn Zinn and Dr Grant Schoffield.
Canned fruit, processed cereals and yoghurts for breakfast have been replaced with a daily cooked breakfast of sausages, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and more. Read more about it here.
Their public health advisor has stated “It is important to ensure that children and young people are equipped with the knowledge, attitudes and supportive environments to enable them to establish healthy eating behaviours and attain and maintain a healthy weight.” How true is that and so great to see them educating about eating whole low carb foods.
Today’s lunch is extremely quick and is strict low carb.
- 100g of smoked mackerel
- a handful of cherry tomatoes
- 2 tsp of olive paste
- 40g of cheddar cheese
Spread the olive paste over the mackerel and top with cherry tomatoes and cheese.
Place under a hot grill until the cheese is bubbling, approx 8 minutes should do it.