Our Big Kitchen’s Rugby League Alliance

December 2, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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Our Big Kitchen has joined forces with NRL side Wests Tigers to raise awareness of obesity in children…and to come up with solutions to the growing problem.

Two of the team’s squad took an hour off pre-season training yesterday to visit Our Big Kitchen in the Sydney Yeshiva complex yesterday and were shown round by Rabbi Dovid Slavin.

Blake Ashford, Mark Flanagan and Rabbi Dovid Slavin and healthy latkes

Nick Furley, Rebbetzin Slavin, Blake Ashford, Mark Flanagan, Manager Amon and Shlomie Slavin pix: Henry Benjamin

Blake Ashford and Mark Flanagan joined the club’s Community Projects Officer Nick Hurley in donning aprons and a chef’s hat before getting to work preparing healthy cookies.

Kitchen CEO Rabbi Dovid Slavin explained that the project would involve the rugby league club’s players in spreading the word through local schools about the need for children to eat healthily. He told them that the project would involve prizes for those youngsters who could provide the best recipes for healthy food attractive to children.

Following the food preparation, a tour of the kitchen and a briefing of its history, Flanagan and Ashford sat down at Our Big Kitchen’s own kitchen table…and got stuck into a healthy lunch Yeshiva-style. During the lunch Rabbi Slavin told theplayers: “Your talent is a very special gift from G-D and as with all gifts comes responsibility, in this case it is to be a role model to the many who look up to you”

And only hours before the lighting of the first Chanukah candle, the two league players had their first tase of a latke…baked, not fried.

Healthy eating at Our Big Kitchen.

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