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Friday, 23 September 2011
Forget the X Factor - Bolton School Year 3 girls have the H
The girls took part in 'The H Factor' an annual 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, which they then got to blend together by pedalling as
fast as they could on the Smoothie Bike! They were introduced to
plates of unusual and exotic fruits, vegetables and spices
including dragon fruit, star fruit, ginger,
mint and sage, 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.They also
each designed their own school lunch menu.
Catering Manager, Mrs Karen Riley, said: "The H Factor has again
been a huge success for the second year running and it has been
fantastic to see the children having so much fun with healthy
foods. The highlight of the afternoon has to be the Smoothie Bike
which the children thoroughly enjoyed."
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