When Australian Bananas return to school in 2022, they want to spark useful talks with youngsters, along with talks regarding their physical bodies. The national promotional body for bananas concentrated in on the stress and fear felt by students going to school, based on research done by Pureprofile on behalf of Hort Innovation in December 2021. Following months of being at home, 43% of 1000 Australians said their child was worried about returning to school. It also revealed that frequent developments over the past two years had taken their toll, with four out of ten (41%) Australian parents believing their child’s confidence had eroded and being particularly concerned about their ability to establish in-person conversation or make new friends (34pc).
Therefore, Australian Bananas recommends putting a fun letter with discussion points in children’s lunchboxes, or making individual back-to-school bananas with printable pink “banana swing tags” from the Australian Bananas website. Jessica Rowe, a journalist, author, and mental health advocate, is the campaign’s face. Ms Rowe, a mother of two children returning to school this year, said it can be difficult to get back into a routine, especially after the past few years. “The start of the school year can be hectic and chaotic. So I’m all for common sense and pleasant approaches to encourage our children to return to school.” Keeping the kids fueled is a must, so search for foods high in folate, magnesium, and vitamin B, such as bananas, which may help raise their mood and are a quick and easy lunch box snack that delivers all the natural, long-lasting energy kids require to get back out and play.
Bananas are Australia’s most popular fruit, new Nielsen research has found. After surveying Australian households, Nielsen discovered that in the past year, nine out of 10, or 94 per cent, purchased bananas. Nearly 90 per cent of Australian households purchased apples and citrus, 87 per cent berries and 79 per cent stone fruit. Sarah McKee, Associate Director of Client Services at Nielsen said on average Australians brought almost 20kgs of bananas in the past 12 months.
Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)