The Tilda Together competition is back for a third time, encouraging schools to focus on the role nutrition can play on healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Schools can win £500 cash, a Tilda Together Day with a nutritional talk from dietician Dr Sarah Schenker, 25kg of Tilda Brown & White Rice, as well as a vegetable garden designed by horticulturalist, Frances Tophill from ITV’s Love Your Garden, as part of this year’s competition, which this year will focus on fresh, seasonal produce and the importance of where food comes from.
“With recent research from the British Nutrition Foundation revealing the startling misconceptions children have about where food comes from, ensuring children understand that dinner doesn’t grow on shelves has never been more important,” said Craig Dillon, head of foodservice at Tilda UK. “To date, Tilda Together has been a real success story in terms of educating and inspiring youngsters, and I’m thrilled that we’ve got Frances on board this year to boost our campaign and show the positive impact that growing food can have on young people.”
The competition is open to both primary and secondary schools. To enter, visit www.tildatogether.com by 29th March and explain in 80 words or less why you would like to win the prize.
“When I visit schools that have a veg garden, however big or small, the kids just love it. It’s a great opportunity for kids and young adults to try something they’ve never done before and show them how easy it is to grow their own food,” said Tophill.
The competition is part of Tilda’s commitment to work together with local authorities and school caterers in bringing healthy, balanced recipes that are easy to prepare to the dining hall. It also builds on independent research by Tilda which shows 90% of parents would like to see more education around health and nutrition in schools from an earlier age, while over four in five parents would like to see more rice dishes on menus for their children.