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Country fair celebrates 85 years of Children’s Health Stamps

Country fair celebrates 85 years of Children’s Health Stamps


A country fair with a focus on healthy eating marked 85 years for Children’s Health Stamps when the new issue was launched today by Stand Children's Services and NZ Post.

The 2014 Health Stamps were launched by East Coast MP Hon Anne Tolley at Stand's Children’s Village in Gisborne.

The theme for this year’s stamp is ‘healthy eating: fruit and vegetables’ and ten cents from each stamp goes toward helping Stand provide support services to vulnerable children and their families around New Zealand.

Stand held a country fair to launch the stamp, with bobbing for apples, a kumara dig, a coconut shy and other fun activities. The day was also an opportunity for the children of Stand’s Gisborne Children’s Village to learn more about the fruits and vegetables that make up a healthy diet, and the importance of healthy eating to their growth, learning and development.

Stand Chief Executive Dr Fiona Inkpen said this year’s launch was significant given the milestone of NZ Post and Stand Children’s services’ partnership.

“We’ve had a long and positive association with NZ Post through the years. We’re grateful for their support as we work with vulnerable children and families around the country,” Dr Inkpen said.

“This year’s theme is one that’s dear to our hearts. We see first-hand the positive impact good nutrition can have on improving physical health, achieving a healthy future and learning the importance of food in the healing process and family life.”

Each child at the Health Stamp launch will receive a miniature sheet and two first day covers from NZ Post that carry on the theme of ‘Growing a Healthy Future’.

Stand Children’s Services focus on reducing risk and increasing protection for children aged 5 to 12 through an intensive wraparound approach to change within the family/whānau, school and community. Their unique Therapeutic Care and Education Service supports children’s recovery and improves their wellbeing.

Stand acts alongside other health, education and social service providers to deliver solutions that make a child’s world a safer, happier and healthier place – a World Strong with Children.

More about the Health Stamp: https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand/2014/childrens-health-growing-healthy-future

More about Stand Children’s Services: www.standforchildren.org.nz

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