Ministry of Food day is class act for Leeds schoolkids

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CHILDREN at a Leeds primary school learned out to make tasty and healthy snacks when Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day came to the classroom.

The celebrity chef’s Ministry of Food team dropped by Richmond Hill Primary School yesterday to teach children how to make Rainbow Wraps from a selection of fruit and vegetables.

Oliver is on a mission to get as many schools as possible involved with the Ministry of Food project, which aims to arm people with the knowledge of how to make healthy, cheaper food.

Hundreds of youngsters watched the demonstrations and a child from each class was invited to take part in preparing the wraps.

And every child in the school was given a booklet containing healthy recipes to try at home.

Amanda Kay, school and community support adviser at Richmond Hill, said: “The children loved getting involved in making the wraps and they had a great day.

“A lot of the children said it is something they feel they will be able to make the wraps at home.”

“All the pupils listened intently and they were all very eager to try new flavours.”

The Ministry of Food Leeds set up a base in Kirkgate Market four years ago.

It teaches basic cooking skills in a friendly environment, alongside shopping and budgeting tips and healthy eating advice.

Families with children at Richmond Hill school have previously attended courses on healthy eating at the Ministry of Food’s Kirkgate Market base.

Since it began at Leeds Kirkgate Market, the Ministry of Food has reached hundreds of people each year – teaching dishes from porridge to a chicken fajita to roast dinner.

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