Berrymede Wins Health Eating Award
School programme committed to changing food culture
Berrymede Infants joined 13 other schools from across London and the South East at an award ceremony in central London, held to recognise their achievements in gaining a bronze Food for Life Partnership award.
Pupils Mariki and Pedro (age 5) from Berrymede Infant School "We loved Kentish Town City Farm and learnt lots and lots about food and farming"
Growing fruit and vegetables at school just one aspect of the Food for Life Partnership award scheme that supports schools to improve their school food and help pupils, teachers and parents learn about good nutrition and where their food comes from through practical food education.
The schools were greeted by Jeanette Orrey, Policy Advisor at the Food for Life Partnership and presented their awards by TV presenter and author Stefan Gates.
Speaking at the awards today Jeanette Orrey said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to meet pupils, teachers and cooks involved in the Food for Life Partnership and present their award today, these schools are going above and beyond to teach children about where food comes from, how to cook and about healthy eating. They are investing in our futures and it is an honour to recognise them today”.
Stefan added: “These awards are SO exciting because they recognise the essential child-nutrition paradox: kids don’t pay a blind bit of notice if you tell them what to eat, but when you allow them to take control of their food and have fun doing it, the transformation is spectacular, fundamental and long-lasting.”
After the awards all guests enjoyed a freshly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced lunch and also took part in a seed sowing workshop, ideally timed for them to make the most of spring planting on their return to school.
17th October 2013