Lincolnshire pupils make healthy dishes in cookery contest

Primary school pupils from Lincolnshire learnt about making healthy meals while also being creative at a cookery competition held at Bishop Grosseteste University.

The finalists of a school cookery competition in January — Osgodby Primary, The Meadows Primary and Lincoln St Hugh’s Catholic Academy — battled it out to make the most delicious, creative but healthy two-course school meals.

The pupils from years five and six also got chance to meet Lincoln Masterchef competitor Eamonn Hunt, who sat on the table of judges alongside a Lincolnshire County Council eating consultant and a representative from the Lincolnshire Co-operative.

The winners were Osgodby Primary School, who won a £50 voucher from the Lincolnshire Cooperative and top meal, while the runners-up received £25 vouchers.

Children’s Health Team Programme Officer Denise Hornsey said: “The competition is a great way for children to actively learn about healthy eating.

“They research their own recipes, choose their own Fairtrade, local and wholesome ingredients, and get the chance to prepare foods that taste good and are good for them.

“It’s a great way to encourage children to enjoy cooking and eating healthily.”