Downsend Pre-Prep Ashtead – Delicious!

Tasty treats came to school yesterday with nutritionist Julia Hayes. Platters of interesting fruits and vegetables were shared with the children as they learned all about different foods that keep us fit and healthy. The colourful array tempted the children to try pineapple, papaya, figs, pomegranate, beetroot, radish and many more besides. It was wonderful to see the children so engaged with Julia’s activities and willing to try new foods. Our healthy school ethos is promoted through PSHE, PE and class cooking sessions, fostering an understanding in the children about how to live a healthy life. Mrs McCluskey’s school lunches and snacks offer the children a wide variety of tastes, textures and foods from different cultures. She does an amazing job tantalising young taste buds and certainly helps   our children become adventurous in their food choices. All this and 95% sugar free, what a talent!

Some of you may have read an interesting article in the Times last Saturday about nutrition expert Lucinda Miller. Her studies have revealed that by broadening a child’s diet, their health, mood and even IQ can be boosted. The article is certainly worth reading and if you are keen to find out more about what she says, she has a book based on her findings called ’The Good Stuff’.


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