Nutrition and exercise on the menu - Hampshire children celebrate National School Meals Week

Hampshire County Council’s award-winning catering service, HC3S, has been encouraging pupils to watch cooking demonstrations and do simple, fun exercise to help boost nutrition and energy as part of National School Meals Week (12-16 November)

Nov 20 2018

HC3S has hosted a week of activities at schools around the county to inspire and show pupils the health and wellbeing benefits of cooking and eating nutritious food and taking part in exercise. As part of HC3S’s work with LACA’s Big Regional Tour, the County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, visited pupils St Columba C. of E. Primary Academy in Fareham at their breakfast club. 


Councillor Woodward, said: “HC3S is doing fantastic, collaborative work with schools across Hampshire to ensure that our young people can learn the important, life-long skills for healthy eating and cooking.


“It has been great to meet St Columba pupils as they tuck into a healthy breakfast, and hear howtheir understanding of food that’s nutritious, and beneficial to them in many ways, is being helped through work being done by HC3S. An important message is that nutritious food isn’t bland and boring, it’s tasty and flavoursome.”


During National School Meals Week, HC3S has held various interactive events at schools:

  • Great British Bake Off inspired baking sessions, teaching children about reducing sugar, making butter from milk, organic yoghurt production and farming;
  • Live cooking events with meat-free alternative, Quorn, at primary and secondary schools;
  • Inviting families into schools to enjoy a roast dinner for National Roast Dinner Day.

Find out more about the award-winning work of HC3S by following their Facebook page - hc3seducation