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Healthy Winter Warmers at Scott Lower School

Thursday 25th November 2010

 

The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, and some fun characters, in the form of adult-sized vegetables, will be visiting Scott Lower School’s school assembly at 10.15am, on Thursday 2nd December. The event is being organised to promote eating well in schools with the overall message to pupils that ‘it’s cold outside, so it’s important to enjoy a hot and healthy school dinner!’

 

Bedford Borough Council will be working in partnership with the Schools’ Dietetic Service and NHS Bedfordshire to ensure that schools across the borough will be taking part in activities to increase their education and exposure to eating well.

 

Cllr David Sawyer, portfolio holder for Children’s Services, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “A healthy school meal is so important for children to function well in their day to day lives. Eating healthy foods helps concentration levels and a child’s overall development. If we can get children to see the benefits of healthy foods, such as hot meals full of vegetables and vitamins rather than just a diet of ‘quick finger foods’, then we will serve them well.”

 

Carol Leverkus, NHS Bedfordshire Schools’ Dietician, said: “You really can’t beat a hot school meal for keeping warm and feeling good during cold winter days.

 

“Eating a well planned and balanced school meal, even on an extra day or two a week, is not only valuable in delivering essential brain boosting nutrients and energy for our active kids, but the body actually generates heat as it digests the food – again helping them to stay warm.”

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