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Children try kiwi fruit for the first time to celebrate Waitangi Day

To celebrate Waitangi Day, John Mason International is once again pushing the kiwi fruit into the spotlight.

Parents are always looking for more ways to encourage their children to eat more fruit and vegetables, but despite its presence in all the biggest supermarkets, the furry fruit is not as popular as we would like. The defining agricultural product of New Zealand, the delicious sweet green kiwi is packed full of vitamin C. It is great for the digestion, blood pressure and immunity and is bursting with antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage. It may be small, but the humble kiwi fruit sure can pack a punch and help keep your body moving!

With that in mind, for a second year running John Mason International delivered 500 kiwis (fruit!) into local schools as a way to encourage more children to enjoy the tasty super-fruit and help them to reach their five-a-day target. To our surprise, many children had never even seen a kiwi fruit before, and we were delighted to find that many of them loved the sweet taste and would be keen to eat them again. Others, however, are yet to be convinced. Last year we recorded a video showing the reaction of children trying the fruit for the first time.


Sales and Marketing Director, Simon Hood was delighted with the reaction to the native New Zealand fruit: “We know how good kiwis are for us, and we know that we need to be doing more to encourage children to eat more of their five-a-day. With child obesity on the rise, we hope something as simple as a delicious kiwi can go some way to helping improve the health of our country – starting with the smallest members of the population first! Reactions were very mixed, but we know that perseverance is key when it comes to trying new things.”

Waitangi Day might be over for 2019, but New Zealand is still calling! If you are looking to move over to the land of the kiwi, John Mason International can help! Click here for more details on our international removals services to New Zealand.

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