Staff at Kilninver Primary have introduced an ingenious way of encouraging pupils to eat more fruit and vegetables, whilst reducing the school’s food waste at the same time.
Known as ‘Fruit Fridays’, any fresh fruit and vegetables that are left over from the week are prepared, attractively presented and shared out amongst the children on a Friday, encouraging them to eat more healthy and to try new things.
The school’s Head Teacher, Helen Daniels, said: “The children love our Fruit Fridays. We have noticed a huge increase in the amount of fruit and vegetables that pupils are eating.
"This has had a really positive knock on effect on the amount of food waste we are producing and helps raise awareness of our SHANARRI well-being indicators (safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included). It is a win-win all round.”
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor, Yvonne McNeilly, said: “Our schools play a central role in teaching our young people healthy eating habits, so it is great to see Kilninver taking this approach.
"It is also encouraging to hear that the school is making pupils aware of the impact of food waste and the things they can do to help. Well done.”