A secondary school in Peterchurch, Hereford has been crowned winner of the Tilda Together Competition.
Fairfield High School won after entering the Tilda Together School Sports Day competition, where entrants were required to explain in 80 words why they would like to host a Tilda Together School Sports Day – designed to highlight the importance that sports and nutrition play in maintaining healthy bodies and minds.
The school won £500, a nutritional talk with cooking demo plus a sports day hosted by international athlete Jess Coulson courtesy of Tilda.
Emily Bevan, food and nutrition teacher at Fairfield High School said: “We were absolutely over the moon when we found out we had won, the kids were so excited to have athlete Jess Coulson helping with the sports day. It’s great for the school as we think it’s crucial for kids to be educated about the importance of nutrition and exercise.
“The day itself couldn’t have gone any better, the kids were surprised to learn that rice is a healthy carb so I think Tilda has already recruited some new rice lovers. Everybody enjoyed the sports day with British Half Marathon Champion 2015 and English 10,000m Champion 2015 Jess Coulson, she took them through some running tips as well as warm up and cool down exercises.”
Craig Dillon, head of foodservice at Tilda, was also in attendance and said of the event: “It was great to see the kids getting so much out of the day. Our nutritionist, Dr Sarah Schenker, gave an informal talk on ‘Understanding the Glycaemic Index’, alongside a fun cooking session using Tilda Brown & White Rice to showcase just how easy it can be to bring taste and nutrition together in dishes that offer genuine goodness.
“There was a real synergy between the Tilda Together competition and what Fairfield High School is achieving in terms of educating its students about the importance of healthy eating while also increasing activity levels. It was a pleasure to award them with a Tilda Together School Sports Day.”
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