School offers food for thought

Staff at Tedder Primary School dressed as fruit for the school's healthy eating week
Staff at Tedder Primary School dressed as fruit for the school's healthy eating week

Schoolchildren had some new information to digest when they learned which foods help to boost their energy and brainpower.

Youngsters at Tedder School, in Ashby de la Launde, spent last week learning all about healthy eating – with staff dressing for the occasion in giant fruit costumes.

As part of the week’s events, the pupils enjoyed a ‘big breakfast’ on Thursday with the whole school sitting down to enjoy healthy food, served by staff.

Headteacher Alison Cranshaw said: “Nothing is more important than giving the children the best possible start in life, and teaching them how to make healthy choices will be a lifelong skill.”

All week the pupils learned about varying aspects of health and wellbeing, trying different foods and becoming more active.

And it seems the week’s activities had a positive affect, with pupils reporting changes to their eating habits.

Comments by the pupils included:

l “I hadn’t tried bagels before but they were yummy” – Lucy, aged six.

l “Because of healthy week I now like apples” – William, seven.

l “My favourite food was the fruit and yoghurt” – Milly, eight.

l “I enjoyed eating couscous, seeded bread, breakfast and yoghurt. I loved the day, in fact I was sad when the day ended” – Daniel, nine.

l “I liked the plain yoghurt and apple. I tried pea pods”– Tamzin, seven.

l “I loved the breakfast in the hall because it was a chance to try new foods. I liked the dry rice. All the food looked nice, I thought the yoghurt was sour” – Zach, seven.

l “I really enjoyed healthy schools week because I got to drink milk again” – Sean, seven.