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Munch Food Awards 2015

Munch Food Awards 2015

The results are out!

The people have spoken, and we now know who they think are the goodies and baddies of the kids food industry. We had votes from all over the country, from Australia and around the globe. The results have now been tallied and we are excited to tell you the results.

Like previous years, we are letting you know the results and what the people had to say about the products and campaigns they voted for…

Supreme Award Winner

The Supreme Award was introduced in 2014 and is an opportunity for us to identify the best of the best in the kids food industry.

This year the Supreme Award goes to WeetbixTRYathalon – again!

Category Award Winners

This award goes toCoca Cola.

Here are some of the voters comments:

Full of sugar and E numbers.’

‘No nutritional value, full of sugar and terrible for growing teeth!’

‘Rots teeth, no value at all and terrible for adults let alone children.’

This award goes toWeetbix TRYathalon.

Here are some of the voters comments:

We eat and love Weetbix…High in fiber, healthy, tasty with honey and milk.’

‘It gets kids active and feel a part of something, regardless of their ability..’

This award goes to All Good Bananas.

Here are some of the voters comments:

Unprocessed natural goodness.’

‘Promoting healthy, organic, fair trade products with little/no packaging is the best thing for the health of our kids.’

This award goes to Kai Carrier – Reusable Food Pouches.

Here are some of the voters comments:

Amazing, durable, cost effective.’

‘Make your own delicious suckies with smoothies for school lunches.’

‘So useful and allows parents to make their own healthy unsweetened foods.’

This award goes to New World Little Shop.

Here are some of the voters comments:

Absolute junk and will all end up in a landfill!.’

‘It’s just annoying.’

‘So much plastic waste.’

‘Selling to kids directly. Manipulative. ’

This award goes to: Fun with Allergy Kids.

Here are some of the voters comments:

So many tasty options to help with restricted diets!.’

‘This site is creative and caters for everybody.’

‘Great resource for kids with allergies.’

Best Kids Food Menu

This award goes to Chocolate Fish of Wellington

Here are some of the voters comments:

‘Sea food and a great outside play area.’

‘Kids love it, and their fish and chips is grilled not fried.’

About the Munch Food Awards

Parents are key in keeping their children healthy, and it is easy to shift the blame to them for the obesity epidemic. However, our kids are constantly targets for junk food ads, whenever they switch on the TV, walk down the street, surf the internet, or even go out to play sport. It’s tough for parents!

The awards were first launched in September 2013 and were a great success. Our Awards give parents and whanau a chance to have their say about the food industry in relation to their kids. Parents have a voice through the Munch Food Awards nomination and voting process.

The Munch Awards aim to raise awareness of the following;

• What foods are good and bad for our kids

• The techniques that advertisers use to promote unhealthy food to our kids

• Who is offering great food menus for kids

• To recognise the advertisements and products that promotes healthy food to children in a fun and appealing way

• What kitchen products are good for our kids

• The best of what parents have to say about kids food through blogs

This year parents were asked to nominate over a four week period followed by four weeks for parents to vote on our site. The judges then evaluated category winners to enable us to identify the winners of the Supreme Award.

A huge thank you to our three awesome Judges

Our three judges will select a Supreme Award winner after all the ‘peoples votes’ have been counted.

Bret McGreggor has a weekly food column for New Idea along with his latest book Taste of a Traveller and of course he was our first NZ Masterchef winner.

Claire Turnbull is a Registered Nutritionist and fitness trainer who has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 10 years.

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu is Programme Leader for Nutrition Research at the National Institute for Health Innovation.


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