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Munch Food Awards 2016

Munch Food Awards 2016

The Munch Food Awards are back with a little bit of innovation in the mix this year.

We have a brand new Supreme Award Judge, the fabulous Dr Julie Boshale. We are also teaming up with the Heart Foundation and getting on board with their Kids Choice menu campaign.

The Munch Food Awards are an opportunity for parents to have their say about some of the key issues relating to food and kids. Nominations are open now until 3 November. Voting for the winners will commence on 7 November. Our judges will then evaluate the Supreme Award Winner contenders with results published on the 5 December.

Best Kids Food Menu changes

We have made some exciting changes to the Best Kids Food Menu category this year.

Munch has teamed up with Heart Foundation and their Kids' Choice intitiative and the winner of this category will also be put forward to compete for the Supreme Award 2016.

We will be considering the Kids' Choice criteria when evaluating the winner of this category this year. The top ten chosen by voting will have their menus assessed by the Kids' Choice creator Asher Regan.

Kids' Choice is a fabulous new initiative that aims to support and promote food services that provide healthier options to children. It works by allowing food services to use uor Kids' Choice branding on their menus to highlight the healthier choices.

How the Munch Food Awards work?

The Awards give parents and whanau a chance to have their say about the food industry in relation to their kids. Parents and member of the public nomiate in each of key categories.

The key categories for nominations are:

Best kids food blog

Best and worst kids food marketing campaign

Best and worst kids food product

Best kids kitchen products

Best kids food menu

Winners of the each category is selected by a voting, which is also completed by parents. It is open to the general public. The winner of each of the Best categories is then considered by a panel of judges who vote for the Supreme Winner 2016. An evaluation criteria is used.

How to nominate a business organisation

Jump in and get nominating and tell us what you think about the goodies and baddies of kids food. Below are the categories for the 2015 Munch Food Awards. Click on each category badge to find out more about the category.

Parents nominate and vote on the best kids food product.

Parents nominate and vote on the worst kids food product.

Parents nominate and vote on which restaurant or café offers the best kids food menu.

Parents nominate and vote on the best kids kitchen product.

Parents nominate and vote on the best kids kitchen product.

Parents nominate and vote on the best kids food blog.

Parents nominate and vote on the best kids food blog.

Parents nominate and vote on the worst kids food blog.

Our judges will decide the Supreme winner award after the ‘peoples votes’ are in.

Want to know more 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 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 Food Awards wants to recognise innovation and aim to raise awareness of the following;

• What foods are good and bad for our kids

• Innovtions in delivering good health outcomes to kids

• Techniques that advertisers use to promote unhealthy food to our kids,

• To recognise the advertisements 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

• Companies that promote healthy living for our kids.

• Who offers great menus and dining experiences for our kids

Judges to select Supreme Award winner

We are excited to announce our 2016 panel of Judges. Our three judges will select a Supreme Award winner after all the ‘peoples votes’ have been counted.



• This is the fourth year MunchNZ has run these popular awards.

• Results of nominations and voting for Munch Food Awards 2015 and earlier 2014 and 2013 are also a good read.

• More information on the Munch Food Awards 2016.

• The Kids Choice campaign is an initiative of the Heart Foundation is an online network that has a following of over 10,000 parents, grandparents and carers, who are interested in improving the food, food products and physical activity environments of New Zealand children.

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