A Coorong District council initiative was recognised at a state level and secured a community award

AWARD: Coorong District council mayor Neville Jeansch, Kellie Jaensch, Emily Arbon and Nat Traeger receive the $2000 award from Ross Verschoor. Photo: Supplied.
AWARD: Coorong District council mayor Neville Jeansch, Kellie Jaensch, Emily Arbon and Nat Traeger receive the $2000 award from Ross Verschoor. Photo: Supplied.

The Coorong Healthy Highways program was picked from a pool of 280 nominees as an award winner at the community achievement awards last Friday night.

The Coorong District council established initiative – the only on of its kind in Australia –claimed the Flinders Foundation Leadership and Innovation in Health at the gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel. 

The program was established by the council and their Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle team to provide healthier and more wholesome food choices for travelers throughout the Coorong district. 

Thanks to the program Coorong Healthy Highways outlets throughout the region serve nourishing meals and offer healthy drink options where possible and cook with local fresh produce. 

Business in the Coorong district can request to become a Coorong Healthy Highways outlet by providing selected healthy food choices at their establishment.