Pupil go bananas for healthy eating lesson

Cara Willan, Ethan Hanson and Anna Lenton in Booths
Cara Willan, Ethan Hanson and Anna Lenton in Booths

Primary school pupils from Alston Lane RC Primary School in Longridge visited Booths to learn about healthy eating.

A class of 29 schoolchildren met with Longridge store manager Ian Payne yesterday as part of their studies on healthy eating and health food products.

They were given a tour of the store to look at a variety of different foods and how they can contribute to a healthy diet.

Mr Payne said: “It’s a great pleasure to be able to support local schools to educate children in eating healthily.

“We see that we have an important role in pointing customers to make the right food choices and have implemented a number of marketing campaigns in store to promote healthy, local and seasonal produce.

“We hope that by working with local schools to educate the next generation of shoppers we can contribute to a healthier and happier community.”

Each pupil took away a copy of Booths’ ‘This Year I’m Going To...” advice booklet.

The leaflet gives healthy tips, recipes and ingredient suggestions to encourage customers to make healthy food choices and start the New Year the right way.

Tips include eating more fish, fruit and vegetables, drinking more water, having a proper breakfast, making homemade soups, ditching the sugar for healthier drinks and advice on how to make your food go further.

Following the visit, the class also took away fresh fruit to make a large fruit salad back at school.