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Rainbow Choices Workshops

This week, KS2 pupils took part in a Rainbow Choices Workshop in which they learnt about the importance of eating a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and how there are hidden sugars in our food and drinks.

Pupils were shocked to find out how much sugar is in the drinks they consume, especially when they are marketed for children (we are looking at you, Ribena!) - can you believe that some drinks have more than three times the amount of sugar you should have in a DAY?! "I will be swapping my fizzy drinks now I know how much sugar is in them!"

Some of the children were also surprised that you should not rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth as it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste. This dilutes it and reduces its preventative effects.

The children then worked together in teams to create a healthy smoothie using different fruits and vegetables - we even managed to convince some of the children to include spinach! WOW! Children then got to make their smoothie by using a bicycle operated blender. "I really enjoyed my smoothie; it was amazing!"

They loved taking part in this so much and, naturally, this became a competition during many of the workshops! How great it was to see the children cheering each other on, getting them to be active AS WELL AS encouraging healthy food choices! Go Grestone pupils!