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Food Revolution cook-off

18 May 2012
GUILDFORD Primary School has joined the global food revolution, taking part in a school wide cook-off to better educate and inspire their students about healthy food habits.

Recently each class learnt how to cook a simple stir-fry using local produce, donated by The Avon Valley Grocer and Swan Valley Honey.

The event was organised in partnership with The Jamie Oliver Foundation and marked the launch of the first-ever Food Revolution Day.

Thousands of people around the world are joining the event to raise awareness of diet-related diseases, the power of healthy food choices, and help bring food education back into classrooms.

Principal Robyn Webster said the morning cook-off was an overwhelming success, bringing together parents, students and members of their local community in the name of healthy food.

“Our students were so excited about extending their food knowledge, and are leaving school today with new recipes for a beautiful stir-fry at home tonight,” she said.

For Guildford Primary School, the aim of the event was for students to identify local produce, find out where it grows and learn how they can help prepare a simple healthy meal in their family home.

“Being so close to the Swan and Helena rivers, our school is surrounded by such fresh and healthy produce,” said Robyn. “Every class was provided an electric fry pan and cooking utensils for the morning, and used both donated ingredients and vegetables from our own veggie gardens.”

More then 800 groups from 45 countries have organised events for Food Revolution Day, which officially starts on Saturday May 19. Learn more about the program by visiting Food Revolution Day online.

Page last updated 12 July 2012

Food Revolution cook-off