Nundah State School Receives $5,000 for New Students’ Kitchen

How can children learn to appreciate nourishing and delicious meals whilst avoiding obesity? It starts with teaching them how to cook good food. Lucky for the students at Nundah State School, they now have a brand new kitchen space where they can experience the joys of cooking.

With a pizza oven, a dehydrator and a range of kitchen essentials and equipment, the new student’s kitchen at Nundah State School will allow the kids to prepare meals using fresh ingredients. The school transformed a former dental clinic and a section of a grassy slope into the students’ Village Green and The Treehouse Tinkering Studio.

This project was made possible by a $5,000 donation from Coles Toombul and a three-year membership subscription to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden cooking program.

“We are thrilled with the recent donation as it has allowed us to resource the space, and work with our classes and Coles to bring the curriculum to life,” Nundah State School Principal Deb Cox said. “Students are encouraged to explore the space and investigate different produce to grow, make and share in this outdoor learning area.”

Thomas Hunt of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation said that they are also happy to deliver this fruitful partnership with Coles Toombul and Nundah State School. Mr Hunt said that it always gives them pleasure to impart food education and to help kids understand where food comes from.

“It’s fantastic we’re able to support Nundah State School through the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and provide students with new skills in cooking and gardening,” Coles Toombul Store Manager Justin McLoughlin said. “Helping to sustainably feed all Australians so they can live healthier and happier lives is a fundamental part of why we do what we do at Coles, and it’s exciting to see that in action.”

Meanwhile, Coles Toombul recently unveiled its makeover with wider aisles, better layout and the addition of a coffee station and a special section for dog food.

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Coles Toombul Trials New Dog Food Pick ‘n’ Mix

Supermarket chain Coles is trialing a new method of selling dog food to its customers in Nundah by allowing them to purchase pick ‘n’ mix bags of treats via special snack dispensers. 

With the new addition of special pick ‘n’ mix snack dispensers, the Coles branch at the Toombul Shopping Centre allows dog owners to mix and match some of their pet’s favourite treats. Following the pandemic, many Queensland residents found themselves stuck at home. Given the complications that came with spending time with friends and family, people opted to stave off loneliness by taking on canine companions.

As a result, the pet market has boomed, and Coles aims to cater to dog owners by providing them with more convenient ways of purchasing the food and products necessary to keep their pups pampered and happy. 

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Some of the food items up for grabs at these dispensers include kangaroo tails and crocodile sausages, as well as a variety of training treats to facilitate dog training sessions. Training treats in particular play an important role in teaching dogs new behaviours, and having a variety helps owners discover their favorites while simultaneously preventing the dog from getting tired of having the same old snacks. 

Pick ‘n’ mix pet food was previously trialed at one of Coles’ branches in Melbourne in 2019. Following its success, other pet food dispensers were set up at select venues — with Coles’ Toombul being one of the first in all of Queensland.

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