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Healthy Eating Inspiration From The H Factor

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The H Factor has once again inspired Year 3 girls to eat healthily. This special event takes place each year at Hesketh House, Bolton School’s Junior Girls’ School, and Park Road, the Junior Boys’ School, and helps the youngest pupils to better understand healthy eating.

Catering Manager Mrs Karen Riley, Catering Coordinator Mr Andrew Scialpi-Sullivan and the Junior Girls’ dinner ladies led pupils through a variety of activities to help them learn more about healthy eating and why it is so important. As well as playing games on the iPads to learn more about types of food and drawing pictures of healthy options to make a collaborative poster about ‘The H Factor’, the girls also had the opportunity to try new foods that they might not have seen before.

Mrs Riley showed the girls a range of different fruits and vegetables, including prickly pears, starfruit, dragonfruit, Chinese lantern fruit, kiwi fruit and various others, including better-known options like melon and grapes. She talked about several of the unusual fruits and let the girls taste each one, allowing them to discover something new and helping them to overcome any reservations they had about the oddly shaped or coloured fruits. She also showed them a number of herbs and explained how they can be used in cooking. There was also the opportunity to smell fresh leaves of coriander, basil and mint.

Meanwhile, Mr Scialpi-Sullivan helped the girls to create smoothies using nothing but their own pedal-power! This was definitely one of the girls’ favourite activities and they were all excited to have a go. The girls chose their favourite fruits and juices from the selection on offer before jumping onto the smoothie bike to mix everything together. They were all really enthusiastic and enjoyed drinking their delicious creations afterwards.

Year 3 had lots of fun finding out more about healthy eating and trying new things. They also learned about the many different varieties of fruits and vegetables, and why it is important to eat healthily.

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Mrs Riley talks to the girls about an array of unusual fruits

Mrs Riley talks to the girls about an array of unusual fruits

Creating a smoothie using only pedal-power was lots of fun

Creating a smoothie using only pedal-power was lots of fun

One of the girls working on her healthy eating poster

One of the girls working on her healthy eating poster