Produce firm’s latest lesson in healthy eating

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Boston-based chilled food producer Freshtime has made its latest educational visit to the town’s Staniland Academy.

The Marsh Lane firm recently held its third Freshtime Fun Club session at the Peck Avenue school.

It saw Year Six pupils receive a variety of Freshtime prepared salads for a tasting and rating session.

Children were asked to write down what they thought about each pot and rate them based on criteria such as nutritional value and taste.

Mel Miles, head of agronomy at Freshtime, said: “It’s wonderful to see the children trying new foods and flavours. Most of the flavour combinations have been produced for a more adult palate so it’s fantastic to see them exploring, smelling and tasting the salads, which helps them to think about the benefits of healthy eating.”

To conclude the session, a video of Freshtime’s managing director Mark Newton was played, setting the challenge of creating a new salad and mini-marketing campaign ahead of the final Fun Club session today (Wednesday).