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Friday, 08 October 2010
Bolton School Year 3 pupils have the H Factor!
The Junior girls and boys took part in 'The H Factor' a healthy
eating initiative which saw the children making smoothies,
researching healthy food options using netbooks, taking part in
quizzes and sampling a range of foods.
Over the course of the afternoon children had the chance to
choose fruits from a selection to make and taste their own smoothie
and they each designed their own school lunch menu, of which
one will be chosen by the Head teachers of each school to be served
in the dining hall one lunch time. They were introduced to plates
of unusual and exotic fruits, vegetables and spices including
dragon fruit, star fruit, ginger and rocket and were encouraged to
touch, smell and taste the different foods. The afternoon was run
by the school catering department who also produced some homemade
yoghurt for the children to try.
Pupils used netbooks to take part in food quizzes and were
taught about the 'eatwell plate' which shows them the importance of
including all the main food groups to maintain a healthy diet, and
how much of the diet should be made up of each food group.
Junior Girls' pupils Jennifer Doyle and Paige Twidale enjoyed
the afternoon: "We made smoothies with lots of different fruits,
went on the computer, and we got to taste lots of different fruits
and vegetables, some of which we had never seen before!"
At the end of the session the boys and girls were told about a
healthy eating competition which will run over the next few weeks.
Each child will be given a card and every time they choose a
healthy option from the lunch menu they will get a stamp on their
card. When the card is full they will place it in a box and a
winner will be pulled out to win an IPod shuffle! Pupils can enter
as many cards as they like so the more healthy choices they make,
the better their chance of winning.
Catering Manager Karen Riley said: "The afternoon was a huge
success - it was such a pleasure watching the children actively
trying different fruits and vegetables."
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