Cheshire primary schools take part in British Food Fortnight

Cheshire primary schools take part in British Food Fortnight

Darnhall Primary School in Winford and Victoria Road Primary School in Northwich are taking part in the Love British Food campaign British Food Fortnight.

Running until 6th October, British Food Fortnight is all about promoting the benefits of buying and eating British produce.

Food service provider Brakes is helping to run school initiatives to show children everything that’s great about British food. With the support of Brakes, supplier Essential Cuisine will be visiting the two schools whose catering operations are run by Brakes customer, Edsential.

Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, senior development chef for Essential Cuisine, will teach the children about cookery, food provenance, growing their own fruit and vegetables, and healthy eating. During the experiences, the pupils will explore the taste sensations of salt, sweet, bitter and sour, by trying a selection of foods, whilst Jonathan explains how the tongue tastes each flavour in different ways.

With supervision, the pupils will then be encouraged to prepare a healthy vegetable salad, using British ingredients. They can then eat their hand prepared salads and feel proud of their achievements in preparing the ingredients correctly.

“We are, once again, delighted to be supporting and promoting Love British Food and British Food Fortnight,” says Lisa Johnson, education sector marketing manager sat Brakes. “We see educating children about the great fresh produce and ingredients available on their doorstep as a key part of our role as a responsible supplier.”