A taste sensation for pupils

Co-operative chef James Holden with pupils at Millbrook Primary School
Co-operative chef James Holden with pupils at Millbrook Primary School

YOUNG pupils at Millbrook Primary School in Shevington found out that tastebuds can be tickled by nutritious food after enjoying practical cookery sessions with The Co-operative’s visiting brigade of community chefs.

The Co-Op’s North West Membership Team visited the school to help youngsters to learn about where food comes from, how to prepare it and how to understand the nutritional value of a dish.

The Chefs Adopt A School programme is part of The Co-operative’s long-stated commitment to promoting balanced diets and healthy lifestyles.

It sees children working alongside the chefs to create healthy, but tasty, dishes from scratch.

Co-operative and membership officer for Lancashire, Jenny Allen, said: “In an age of faddy diets and microwave meals, it’s crucial that young people not only learn to appreciate food but also to cook for themselves.

“We hope that our sessions have helped arm these young people with the knowledge to make informed food choices now and later in life.”