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About the VegKIT Project

Results from consecutive Australian Health Surveys show children are not consuming enough vegetables. In fact, only 6% of children aged 2-17 years of age eat the recommended amount. The $4 million, five-year national VegKIT project brings together ...

VegKIT Project – Supply chain initiatives

With the goal of increasing children’s vegetable intake, VegKIT has mapped out two initiatives that involve the industry supply chain and early primary school settings. There are two interlinking activities: Activity 1: Developing new vegetable ...

Global rating

What is the Global Rating? The Global Rating is an assessment tool used to determine the effectiveness of initiatives which aim to increase children’s vegetable consumption and has been developed as part of the VegKIT project. The tool consists of ...

Initiatives for childcare centres

What is the challenge? Childcare centres can provide more than half of a child’s daily food intake and, together with learning activities and shared meal experiences, play a pivotal role in shaping children’s dietary habits – including a love of ...

VegKIT Project – Early years advice to foster a love of vegetables

Research has identified that acceptance of vegetables is a key factor associated with children’s low intake. However, advice on how to encourage acceptance of vegetables in the early years of life is lacking. One of the key activities of the VegKIT ...

Best practice guidelines

Australian children’s vegetable intake is below recommended levels and increasing consumption remains a strong focus for health, nutrition and obesity prevention initiatives. Increasing vegetable consumption is an example of a clear synergy between ...

VegKIT Project – Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance

The Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance (VISA) is a cross-sector collaborative working group, brought together by the mutual goal of increasing children’s vegetable intake. The VISA includes a wide range of stakeholders, representing the ...

VegKIT Project – Register

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$4M investment to get kids eating 19,000 tonnes more veg a year

VegKIT takes the pressure off parents October 2020 Parents know too well the struggle to get their kids to eat more veggies. It can be frustrating and often seems impossible. In fact, only 6% of children 2-17 years are consuming the recommended ...