HEALTHY CHOICE: Students Elijah Clarke, Gloriel Santos and Adior Majak from St Francis Xavier Primary School in Goodna received a healthy smart lunch box award from Selina Box and David McCallum from The Boogie Woogies.
HEALTHY CHOICE: Students Elijah Clarke, Gloriel Santos and Adior Majak from St Francis Xavier Primary School in Goodna received a healthy smart lunch box award from Selina Box and David McCallum from The Boogie Woogies. Rob Williams

Boogie Woogie Super Hero Band joins lunch box campaign

CHILDREN'S entertainers The Boogie Woogie Super Hero Band have started their campaign for healthier lunch boxes across Ipswich.

Led by Selina Box and David McCallum, the Eat Smart B Active Ipswich's Healthiest School Awards have returned for a second year.

It begins in Ipswich schools this month.

More than 6,000 students are taking part in this year's challenge, following a successful pilot program in 2012.

Ms Box said schools across Ipswich will wage a healthy battle against junk food and childhood obesity.

"We are really passionate about making a positive difference in the health and wellbeing of our community," she said. "It's thanks to our wonderful partnership with Happy Healthy Kidz Australia, along with the generous support from St George Foundation, Aurizon and Queensland Government's OLGR that we're able to deliver this valuable program to Ipswich primary schools."

Mr McCallum said the program's results have exceeded their expectations.

"To date, 97 per cent of teachers have indicated students have a better understanding of nutrition, 93 per cent of teachers noticed students made healthier lunchbox choices following the program, and there have been significantly noticeable improvements in children's concentration levels and physical activity," he said.



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