Classroom Kitchen project inspiring children to eat better

Classroom Kitchen project inspiring children to eat better

Our healthy eating programme is inspiring children to make healthier choices and be open to trying new foods. Parents comments include:

“My son has really enjoyed the programme. He now eats different vegetables that he used to refuse before. Thank you.”

We have now completed the ‘Classroom Kitchen’ healthy eating programme at three primary schools – King’s Wood School, Foxes Piece School and Lane End School. We worked with two classes at each school for 5 weeks, reaching 6-8 year-olds. Typically in any class two out of every three children try a new taste or try a food that they’ve tried before but didn’t like the last time. Most of them tell us they like what they try. Parents have told us that it is a making a difference at home:

·       93% of parents said that their child is showing an interest in eating/drinking foods lower in sugar or eating less junk foods as a result of the lessons.*

·       76% said my child has shown greater willingness to try vegetables as a result of the healthy eating lessons.*

*statistics based on parent surveys.

We were delighted to receive this card from the children at Foxes Piece at the end of the project: 

Thanks to the children, parents and teachers of King’s Wood Primary, Foxes Piece School and Lane End School for helping us inspire the children to make healthy everyday choices.

And a very big thank you to our funders:

https://heartofbucks.org/community-visit-empower-to-cook/

 

Buckinghamshire County Council for funding an extension to the programme – we have recently been awarded funds via the Chesham and Chiltern Local Area Forum to run the healthy eating workshops and a follow up programme of parent and child cooking at Waterside Primary Academy in Chesham in autumn 2018-spring 2019.