Healthy eating puts Wisbech schools on the map
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Three Wisbech schools were awarded for putting healthy eating firmly on the menu.
The awards were presented at a special ceremony at Peckover House, Wisbech, and hosted by the national programme, Food for Life Partnership.
The successful schools were Orchards Church of England Primary School, Peckover Primary School and Wisbech Grammar School who received bronze awards for completing the first part of a food for life programme.
The schools were joined by special guests, Cambridgeshire county councillor Kilian Bourke, chairman of the council’s health committee and Fenland District councillor Mike Cornwall, health and well being lead along with Wisbech Mayor, Michael Hill
The Food for Life Partnership is a national programme that works with around 50 Cambridgeshire schools and their pupils to transform eating habits. As part of the initiative, schools are encouraged to serve healthy and tasty menus and students learn about where food comes from, how it is produced and cooked.
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Cambridgeshire County Council’s Public Health team has commissioned the Food for Life Partnership to provide extra help to schools in areas of higher need where eating habits are leading to dietary problems or obesity.
Five of the schools attending - Peckover Primary School, Orchards Church of England Primary School, All Saints Inter-Church Academy, March, Park Lane School, Whittlesey and Spinney Primary School, Cambridge - have all received additional support.
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Kilian Bourke, said: “It’s fantastic to see schools, students and parents are working together to learn about healthy eating. The Food for Life Partnership is a brilliant scheme and can play an important role in tackling obesity, as well as reducing carbon emissions and boosting the local economy.”