Teachers at a north Suffolk school are confident pupils will choose healthy foods over sweets, after a supermarket visit broadened their knowledge of healthy living.
The Year 1 and Year 2 Oak Class of St Edmund’s Primary School in Hoxne were invited to the Morrisons store in Diss to learn more about healthy foods, as part of their school topics on health and fitness.
Guided by Morrisons staff, the children tasted a wide variety of fruits and worked together to create healthy lunch boxes for themselves.
Nicola Rednall, Oak Class teacher, told the Diss Express: “They were completely engaged throughout because it was so practical and hands-on. They really enjoyed it.
“Hopefully, when they go shopping, instead of nagging for sweets, they can think ‘these are healthier options’.
“We promote healthy eating in our school policy and also within school, we make sure children have the opportunity to cook and learn how to make healthy meals.”
The school said it reinforced what they had learned in class, having recently finished their ‘Fit in Space’ topic, inspired by the endeavours of British astronaut Tim Peake.