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Fair promotes fruit and veg

By Cobram Courier

Cobram families are invited to experience the first ever Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Fresh Fair, to learn more about fruit and vegetables in a fun and interactive way.

With almost 95 per cent of Australian children struggling to meet their recommended intake of fruit and vegetables, Woolworths is committed to making it easier for them to get acquainted with their greens and find fruit and vegetables they enjoy.

Fresh Food Kids Fresh Fairs will be held at Woolworths Cobram from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, providing a fun learning experience for children while their parents do the grocery shopping.

Children will have the opportunity to explore three stalls where they can try new fruit and vegetables, learn some easy fruit dishes, explore their various textures and colours, and play veggie-inspired games.

Woolworths’ Cobram store manager Craig Kelly said getting children to eat fruit and vegetables every day could be tricky.

‘‘Helping our kids make smart and fresh food choices is important to us, and the Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Fresh Fair is a great way to encourage children to embrace fruit and vegetables in an entertaining way.’’

Families can pick up a ‘passport booklet’ as they enter the store and then visit three stalls within the fruit and vegetable department, collecting stickers for getting involved in activities along the way.

‘‘It’s going to be a fun family event where the kids can really deep dive into the wonderful and colourful world of fresh fruit and vegetables. They will have something to play, learn and try as they visit each stall,’’ Mr Kelly said.