Harvester goes back to school

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A pub in Leigh is appealing for primary school classes in the town to participate in a fun-filled lesson on fruit and vegetables at the restaurant on Parsonage Way.

The manager of the Salad & Grill at The Harvester Leigh is inviting schools in the area to register to attend a session at the restaurant, which looks at the importance of healthy eating and a balanced diet.

The two hour lesson involves learning fun facts about their five-a-day, followed by a quiz, a blind taste test at the salad bar, and a tour of the kitchen. Up to 30 seven and eight year olds can take part, and afterwards the children and their teachers will enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Teachers can see what happens at the session by watching video highlights at www.harvester.co.uk/school-visits.

Mark Parry, manager of the Atherleigh Harvester, said: “Our ‘Fantastic Food’ sessions have been running across Harvester for three years and thousands of children have now attended the lessons, and now we’re gearing up for 2012.

“The lessons are a mixture of fun and important messages. Children can learn why freshly prepared fruits and vegetables are so good for them, and there is also a blind taste test where we will try and get them eating some foods they might not have tasted before, or thought they didn’t like.

“The sessions are a fun way to get the children talking about why their five-a-day is so important, and are part of Harvester’s commitment to providing healthy choice. We look forward to hearing from local schools who wish to take part.”

At the end of the lesson pupils are able to help themselves from the salad bar, and then enjoy a complimentary meal from Harvester’s Young Guest Menu. Each child will receive a personalised certificate to mark their participation in the event, and go home with a Harvester goodie bag containing salad ingredients to remind them about what they’ve learnt.

For more information and to register their interest for a lesson in 2012 at Harvester, or to request a copy of the Harvester Fantastic Food Pack, teachers should visit www.harvester.co.uk/school-visits.