CHILDREN can now learn about healthy food at a Widnes pub.

The Toby Carvery in Bowers Park is appealing for schools to take part in its Chef School programme to teach pupils the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

The initiative, which offers free educational sessions and meals for children aged between six to 10, has been relaunched after being updated partnership with primary school teachers.

The improved lesson plan and teaching materials promote Government campaigns to encourage healthy eating, and fully support the new curriculum which teaches the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Julian Prudente, general manager at Toby Carvery, Widnes, said, “We’re really excited to launch the Chef School this year as we have worked hard on making sure the lesson fits the key stage one and key stage two curriculum’s focus on healthy eating.

“Our visits are a great way to teach children about vegetables and healthy eating in a unique behind-the-scenes experience.

“We’ve had some brilliant feedback from teachers and pupils who have previously taken part in Chef School and can’t wait to get more schools on board with the initiative.

“A traditional roast dinner is a simple, tasty way of incorporating those all-important five-a-day and our workshops equip children with the information they need in order to make healthier food choices."

Classes of up to 30 children are invited to the restaurant on Bowers Park Bus.

A two hour session will involve exciting games and educational activities, a meet and greet with the restaurant team as well as a complimentary meal at lunchtime for pupils and teachers.

Each pupil who takes part will receive a goody bag which includes; a Chef School certificate, chef hat, sticker collector booklet which includes a free ice-cream voucher and a free child’s carvery voucher for the next time they visit with their parents or guardian.

Teachers and parents who are looking to register interest in a free Toby Carvery Chef School visit should visit or speak to their local Toby Carvery restaurant manager.

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