Healthy eating project is a recipe for success

SELLY Oak Nursery School is set to receive an award from good cause Health For Life after working with parents and children to promote a healthier lifestyle.


Emma Wilson (HLTA) has been leading the drive to introduce a greater understanding of fresh food. She will receive a plaque, on behalf of the School, from the Mayor at Birmingham Town Hall in January.

Health For Life is a partnership between Birmingham Services for Education (BSE) and Mondelez International – who have provided the funding.

"I am overwhelmed and blown away by the impact that the project has had on children eating and cooking a healthier diet,” said Mrs Wilson.

Over the last year, Selly Oak has encouraged children to plant and harvest fresh vegetables and tomatoes, as well as prepare tasty meals such as vegetable soup and potato salads.

Staff talked with our children about healthy eating, while parents filled in questionnaires on the topic.

Mums and dads were also encouraged to cook with their littles ones during special lessons in Forest School.

Also, families were asked to contribute healthy recipes, which Selly Oak hopes to compile into a book to be sold in the future. They have applied for extra funding from Mondelez to print the books.

Mondelez had already generously donated £1,000 to the School to pay for equipment for a cooking zone, which is in the process of being installed.