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Healthy Eating on the Menu at Hesketh House

Friday, 18 October 2013

Once again pupils at Hesketh House 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. 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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