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VegKIT Project – Supply chain initiatives

In order to help increase children’s vegetable consumption, VegKIT has mapped out two initiatives that involve the industry supply chain through to early primary school settings. This component of the VegKIT program consists of two interlinking ...

Global rating

Our expert panel will review each initiative that is submitted to the resource registry to provide a global rating.   Global rating The Global Rating is an assessment tool used to determine the effectiveness of initiatives which aim to increase ...

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

Previous work by Hort Innovation has identified exposure, role modelling and conviviality (positive experiences and enjoyment) as effective ways to foster children’s long-term vegetable acceptance. However, advice on how to encourage acceptance of ...

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 clear synergy between ...

VegKIT Project – Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance

In previous work, Hort Innovation identified the need for an alliance to facilitate cross-sector collaboration to increase children’s vegetable intake. To achieve this, the Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance (VISA) was established to capture a wide ...

VegKIT Project – Register

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

Media release A NEW NATIONAL research initiative designed to educate and encourage children to eat more vegetables aims to increase their daily intake of fresh produce by more than half a serving per day. Supported by Hort Innovation through $4 ...

Frequently asked questions

How is VegKIT funded? This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the vegetable research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development ...