As part of our continued support of our local schools, we took the Greencore Smoothie Bike to Barlby High School in Selby earlier this week.

Mr Nick Dawson, the PE lead at Barlby Primary School has been leading a project in conjunction with the High School to promote good nutrition to families with children in both schools.  Along with Nutritionist Caroline Hind, Nick designed a programme based upon presenting demonstrations and nutritional talks with a weekly theme.  Nick and Caroline demonstrate the cooking or tasks and the families leave with the ingredients required to make the food in their home.

This week was based around the theme of Micronutrients and presented in the form of making smoothies.  That’s where Greencore came in.  Martin Brooks, L&D Co-Ordinator at Greencore Selby, took our smoothie bike to the session and gave a short talk on how we manufacture millions of jars of sauces every week on the school’s doorstep.  The children had great fun using pedal power to drive the blender that the smoothies were made in.

The session was really good fun, bringing families together to learn more about good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

In addition, Greencore donated £200 to the project to help support the cost of the ingredients across the seven week programme.

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