Pear Tree Health Festival

As part of the British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week we held Pear Tree Health Festival.

What a successful day!

The whole school tried to complete the 5 challenges:

  • have breakfast
  • have 5 A DAY
  • drink plenty
  • get active
  • try something new

To do this:

  • Each class chose a country to look at the food served there and made healthy alternatives.
  • There was a healthy breakfast tuck shop.
  • AFC Fylde came in to deliver a talk on sugar in food and drink.
  • Exercise activities including sports club at lunchtime.
  • Activities based around the Eatwell plate, lunchboxes, healthy meals and snacks and a bush tucker trial of unusual fruits.

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“Too much sugar is bad for you. Coke has 20 spoonfuls of sugar in it. I drink too much coke.”

DSC00732 “Sometimes the food I like is bad for me if I eat too much.”            DSCF0661 DSCF0674 DSCN5520 DSCN5549

“I’m not sure about these odd fruits?”

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“Italian and Chinese food can be healthy if you cook them well and don’t use lots of oil.”

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“It was good. Better than RE!”

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The Compass Centre were really motivated by the sessions and came over to main school to join in all the activities.

Staff comments: “Tasting really challenged the pupils and introduced new tastes”; e.g. passion fruit, mango, papaya

“Pupils made definite choices of what they liked and disliked.”

“Very informative”, “hands on”, “practical”, “fun”, “interactive”.

” The pupils used the tuck shop like they normally did and independently chose and bought their choice of breakfast.

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