Students and staff at Walton High took part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week from 12-16 June 2017.
The aim of the week was to promote healthy eating, cooking, being active and awareness of where food comes from.
Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education at the British Nutrition Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Walton High is joining in BNF Healthy Eating Week, providing its students with the opportunity to have fun and learn valuable lessons about food and nutrition throughout the week. Schools play a vital role in helping to shape student health and wellbeing – and being part of BNF Healthy Eating Week can contribute to this.”
During the week students were set five challenges: to eat breakfast, to have five fruit and vegetables a day, to drink plenty, to get active and to try something new.
Students were told about each of the five challenges each day in tutor time and the Food Curriculum Area organised themed lessons and other activities such as pancake eating for breakfast before school and the tasting of different fruit flavoured water. Miss Millar took on the challenge to eat a different healthy breakfast every day for a week!
Students at the Brooklands campus spent Tuesday break time trying Brownies with hidden healthier ingredients! These included beetroot, courgette and even sweet potato!
Martha Sankoh (WRP) said, ‘The idea of putting vegetables in a brownie was not appealing! However I tried them all and really liked the beetroot one it was really gooey like a brownie should be and liked the colour it reminded me of a red velvet cake with its purple/red look. The courgette one was horrible and more cake like.’
Some year 7 and 8 students had the opportunity to take part in live cook-a-long sessions on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday’s group made some crafty koftas using vegetable batons as the sticks. Friday’s group made a cheesy courgette, potato and tomato gratin.
After making the gratin Kiera Footman’s (7WJS) comments were, ‘1000/10. This experience was amazing. I can’t stop eating it!’
Throughout the week staff were wearing ingredient tags as part of a recipe hunt completion. The challenge was for students to find as many of these ingredients as they could to make up a range of recipes. All students who took part have been awarded with achievement points. The winning students with the most points were Madlen Shopova and Jonathon Carlson –Jones.
Thanks you to everyone who supported the week’s events.
Miss Millar, Mrs Robert and Mrs Culver