Students given lesson in food, nutrition
Children can help their parents eat on the cheap.
Assistant nutrition officer Glencill Taylor said there were several ways children could help plan for the household shopping, so that parents could make wise buying choices, grow some of the foods they ate and prepare meals at home so they did not have to buy food on the road.
Taylor was speaking to Class Four students at the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic School on the theme for this year’s Nutrition Week: Eating For Less; Plan, Produce, Prepare.
She said the week aimed to promote the idea that eating healthily did not really have to be very expensive.
She examined various groups, which included staples, legumes and nuts, vegetables, fruits, food from animals and fats and oils with the children and then showed the students how they could prepare a packed lunch to take to school or work. (LK)