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H is for Healthy Eating

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Once again Bolton School Year 5 Girls enjoyed an afternoon of healthy eating with the H Factor.

The girls took part in the 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, fennel, lemongrass, curly kale and quince jelly. Physalis peruviana, also known as the chinese gooseberry, and Mooli - a chinese radish that looks like a big white carrot - were also on offer! The girls were encouraged to touch, smell and taste the different foods.

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.

The event was run by the school catering department.



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The H Factor

Girls pedalled as fast as they could to blend their own smoothie

The H Factor

They were encouraged to touch, smell and taste the different foods

The H Factor

Pupils used netbooks to take part in food quizzes