We were delighted yesterday when Darren from Roots To Food came along to school, to hold two very special events for the children.
In the morning, Key Stage 2 were treated to not only a really fun chat about nutrition and the foods that we need to be eating to maintain good health and vitality, but also an absolutely amazing healthy food cook-off between two teams of children from across the classes.
With Head chefs Mr. Ireland and Miss Mann helping (I think), the children made a delicious pasta dish with chicken and wilted green vegetables, and also Thai fish cakes with lemon rice, and a vegetable chop suey.
The rest of the children judged the dishes after the 15 minutes’ cooking time was complete, and the pasta dish was a close winner.
In the afternoon, Key Stage 1 were treated to a session on how to replace energy in a healthy way, which began with an exercise session (lots of star jumps), and then continued into a cookery session which involved delicious smoothies, and bananas, to replace the energy they had used up!
The whole day was a resounding success, and many children commented on the fact that they were going to be cooking much more at home. They also left with far better knowledge of what constituted a healthy, balanced diet, and the importance of eating a healthy breakfast too!
Darren will be returning in the Summer Term to deliver a demo for parents entitled “Cooking For Survival.” This will be a practical demonstration of how to cook healthy food for your children, and even how to hide the green bits!
Please follow the links to the two recipes used yesterday, so that you can cook at home!
Also, please enjoy the pictures below of the fun activities that took place.