Healthy Eating Workshops at Stanford Primary School
This week our local Pupil and Parent Engagement Manager, Emma, led a range of healthy eating initiatives over 2 days at Stanford Primary School. We kicked off the first day with a whole-school assembly, introducing the topic of healthy eating using the Eat Well Guide to illustrate what it means to eat a ‘balanced diet’. Pupils from all year groups were eager to put up their hands and answer questions!
Following on from the assembly we delivered smaller classroom workshops with the Year 1’s, 3’s, 4’s and 5’s. This was a fantastic way to tailor our messages to the needs and abilities of each year group, as well as reinforce key messages that were introduced in the morning assembly. We were very impressed with the facts
and figures pupils were able to recall from the morning – they certainly proved they’d been listening!
The classroom workshops ranged from storytelling with fruit and vegetable tasting with the Year 1’s, designing healthy plates with the year 3 and 4’s, to sugar calculations and reading nutrition labels wit the Year 5’s.
Here’s just some of the feedback we received following the event…
Year 1 child
“The food that we ate was very nice. Some I have never even tried before. I know what foods will help me.”
Year 3 child
“Can she come back and look at my lunch? I want to tell her the food groups that I am eating. I love eating proteins and meats.”
Year 4 child
“My meal looks lovely – hope mum lets me make it at home. I have all of the food groups that Miss showed us – proteins, carbohyds [carbohydrates], dairy and fats. If I eat a balanced diet, it will help me to learn more in school. My focus will get better.”
Year 5 child
“I never knew that sugar was everywhere! I need to be careful as it will make me fat and have bad teeth. I [have] got to be better in choosing what I eat and if it is good for me. I enjoyed this session!”
A huge thank you to Mr Riedel, Science Lead at the school, who helped ensure the smooth running of the event. We look forward to returning to Stanford Primary School soon to lead further sessions with both pupils and parents.