Bolton School has the H Factor
Friday, 23 September 2011
Forget the X Factor - Bolton School Year 3 girls have the H Factor!
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."