School children get healthy eating lesson at Harvester

Posted on Monday 11th July 2011 at 8:27 am by SH (Editor)

Bowsland Green pupils at the Harvester restarant, Bradley Stoke

Children from a Bradley Stoke primary school have taken part in a fun-filled practical session about fruit and vegetables at the Willow Brook Harvester.

Staff at the restaurant teamed up with a Harvester chef to teach 30 pupils from Bowsland Green Primary School about the importance of their ‘five-a-day‘.

Manager of the Harvester, Adam Giles, said:

“During a VIP tour of the kitchen, the children learnt about what the chefs’ jobs involve. The pupils then learnt about the origins of the freshly prepared fruits and vegetables in Harvester’s famous Salad Cart. There was also a blind taste test which was fantastic because it got the children eating vegetables they thought they didn’t like, or hadn’t had the chance to try before.”

“The session was a fun way to get the children talking about why their five-a-day is so important, and it’s part of Harvester’s mission to bring out the best in the local community by encouraging people of all ages to come together.”

Following their ‘training’, the children helped themselves to the Salad Cart, and had a special meal created from Harvester’s Young Guest Menu.

Each child received a personalized certificate to mark their participation in the event and went home with a Harvester goodie bag containing ingredients to make a salad at home.

Clare Whitaker, headteacher at Bowsland Green Primary, said:

“It was great to see the children getting so excited about fresh fruit and vegetables. All of them learnt a lot in the session and had fun in the process, so we would like to thank the Harvester for letting us all visit and have a delicious lunch too.”

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Tags: Bowsland Green Primary School, Harvester Restaurants, The Willow Brook Centre

One Response to “School children get healthy eating lesson at Harvester”

  1. Beatty Says:

    What a brilliant trip for the children. Well done Harvester.

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