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Munch Food Awards 2018 - Winner Announcement

The results are in and we are exited to announce this year's winners (and losers).
The purpose of the Munch Food Awards is to raise awareness of the good and the bad of the kid’s food industry. They are a way for us all to help in the fight against obesity in New Zealand in some way.
The “people” have spoken.
Our judges Nicola Galloway and Claire Turnbull then assessed the winner of each category to help us decide on the overall or 'Supreme' Winner.
The winner for the 'Best Kids Menu' was assessed by Asher Regan from the Heart Foundation gaining extra points for having a menu that meets the Heart Foundation Kids' Choice criteria.

'Good companies with good ethics and health values deserve recognition.'

'I want healthy kids!! Far too much junk advertised for kids.'

Munch Food Awards Winners 2018


Supreme Winner 2018 - Best Kid's Food Product:


We are exited to say that the good old "Fresh Fruit' has been voted to be the 'Best Kids Food Product' and also made it as our 'Supreme Winner'.

'Can't go wrong with fruit and veges.'

'I chose to vote for wonderful healthy options , not gimmicks.'

'Want healthy, waste free, plastic free, REAL food for our kids!'

Best Kid’s Food Marketing Campaign:


'New World's Little Garden is awesome! Great for kids to look forward to after going shopping with Mum'

'Little Garden - I love the idea of teaching children that things don’t just come in packets. They are grown and you can grow them!'


Best Kid’s Food Blog:


'Stacey is a down to earth mother of 3, that I feel I can throughly relate to. She serves up, good, honest advice - but not in a pushy way. Definitely deserves a win!! Well done for being nominated Stacey!'

'My kids lick the bowl blog is the best. I didn’t even know about them until I noticed every time I found a recipe for my 1 year that was healthy, easy to make and Archer would eat the source was this blog. And that was the best recommendation I could have.'


Best Kid’s Food Packaging:


'I love the kai carriers for my kids, they’re so easy to use, reuse, clean.'

'We use kai carriers every day to reduce our food waste and as we DIY loads of foods to save money.'


Worst Kid’s Food Marketing Campaign:


'Junk food in relation to sports, don't get it?'

'Fast Food sponsoring sports is just revolting and basically a joke!'


Best Kid’s Food Menu:


“Wagamama has shown a long-term commitment to providing healthier children’s meals that are both tasty and nutritious. Its kids’ menus are in line with Heart Foundation Kids’ Choice criteria, and I am delighted to award Wagamama with the Best Kids’ Food Menu 2018 Munch Award,” says Asher Regan, Heart Foundation Food Service Advisor.

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