On the 25th May we held a special Food Education Event Day (FEED) in Bracknell Forest. The ISS Education catering team were there to welcome pupils and teachers from seven local schools to The Education Centre at Easthampstead Park, where the event took place.
Children aged from 5 to 11 came along to learn about the importance of eating good quality, healthy food and maintaining an active lifestyle. Partners and suppliers who had a variety of interesting stalls for guests to visit joined our team on the day.
Darren from Roots to Food was on hand to teach pupils about how food gives us energy. He got everyone moving with some exercise before restoring their energy with a delicious fruit smoothie! Emily from Crowland Primary, who had a turn as Darren’s assistant chef, said ‘I really enjoyed making smoothies with Roots to Food!’
ISS partners School Food Matters were there encouraging our visitors to get creative by drawing their favourite school lunches, and supplier NCB brought along a variety of unusual fruit and vegetables for the children to discover. Pupils were challenged to beat the Speed Bounce record by doing the most jumps in 60 seconds, with the high scorer winning sports equipment for their school!
Guests had to pedal hard to power the blender on our popular smoothie bike. The resulting drink was worth all the effort, and our catering team were on hand to keep the fruit and veg coming. Penelope from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary said ‘The smoothie was a bit strange with the spinach in it but we liked the banana & strawberries in it!’
Former Director of the School Food Plan, Myles Bremner, also paid a visit to the Education Centre on the day. Myles is currently working with ISS to help us make our service even better. He said, “it was a real honour to be part of the Food Education Event Day. It was amazing to see so many school pupils and their teachers taking part – whether peddling furiously on the smoothie bike, being quizzed on their favourite school lunch or learning new nutrition facts and figures. ISS works hard with schools to create a dynamic, successful food culture –
linking good food education to an excellent school lunch!”
We all had a great time and the ISS team looks forward to holding more FEEDs in the future! If you would like to find out more about our FEEDs, or request for one to be held in your local area, please get in touch! You can e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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