Company brings fresh, healthy food to New Zealand school kids

May 27, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
From: Fresh Express Group
Contact: Graeme Logan
Snail Mail: 36 Emmett Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9460 1400. Cell: 0438 300 485


Company brings fresh, healthy food to New Zealand school kids

Sydney. May 28th. 2006

A new fresh food and service company is causing a stir in the education market by being the first caterer to actively tackle childhood obesity through the serving of fresh and healthy food to New Zealand school children.

Fresh Express Group Australia has now moved across the Tasman to Christchurch, New Zealand to provide its nutritionally balanced food and menus as "The Healthy Choice" to New Zealand school students.

At present 25% of all school age children in New Zealand are overweight or obese. This staggering statistic is of great concern to the community, schools and parents. Increasingly parents are expecting school principals to assume some responsibility for the foods they are serving to their students and feel they should have access to a range of fresh healthy foods.

Graeme Logan the CEO of Fresh Express Group explains the reason why Fresh Express has already been so well received in New Zealand. "The time is right for a healthy fresh choice in school tuck shop catering. There has been so much focus lately on the rising rate of obesity in New Zealand children, and the attitude that this is a private problem is changing. More and more parents are expecting schools to assume some responsibility for the foods they are serving to our children.”

Initially established in Australia, The Fresh Express Group is now being inundated with inquiries from New Zealand school principals and P & C Committees wanting to find out more about what Fresh Express can do for their school.

The Fresh Express Group NZ menu consists of fresh foods made daily on the school premises, fresh fruits, fruit juice, healthy confectionary, less soft drinks and the use of low fat and low salt products in all cooking.

"Our menus reflect our research findings that show an increasing number of school kids are actually wanting fresh healthy quality foods to be available from they school canteen,” said Graeme Logan.

Fresh Express Group NZ Limited is a 100% New Zealand company that proudly employs New Zealanders.

It also is proud to be the major sponsor of the Boost Digital Student Arts Festival, an online competition for school and college students who can win big cash prizes for themselves and their school in the categories of music, short films, digital photography and on-line Games. Students are being told: “It’s time to shine online!” Details at

“Fresh Express…The Healthy Choice”

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For more information on Fresh Express Group NZ Limited and interviews please contact Graeme Logan