Pegs Creek kids get a taste for healthy living
Budding young master chefs at Pegs Creek Primary School received a special visit from Population Health to learn about nutrition and healthy eating earlier this month.
Students from kindergarten to Year 6 participated in the Food Sensations session, sponsored by Foodbank, where students learned about food preparation and hygiene rules, and cooked a variety of healthy meals.
Pegs Creek Health and Physical Education teacher Kristy McKenna said the sessions consolidated lessons being taught in health about eating a balanced diet and how nutrition could affect wellbeing.
“In the Year 5/6 class, we completed an activity measuring out how much fat, salt and sugar are in takeaway food,” she said.
“After all of the foods were measured, it was all grouped together and the students were disgusted at what is in foods that they didn’t normally know about.”
Ten-year-old Bayden Robertson said he enjoyed learning how to cook delicious, healthy meals.
“My favourite food was the beefy sausage rolls,” he said.
“I really want a recipe book so I can cook them at home too.”
Ms McKenna thanked the parent helpers who volunteered at the Food Sensations sessions.
“Parents not only helped out, but also learnt a lot about eating a balanced diet and providing their children with healthy recess and lunch options,” she said.
For more information about Food Sensations and for a list of healthy recipes, visit http:// www.healthyfoodforall.com.au/food-sensations
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