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Best Food Forward 2023-24 has started, and it’s full to the brim with fun and delicious learning!

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Pupils cooking food in a cookery class

It's been an exciting twelve-month journey, and we're absolutely thrilled to kickstart the new academic year with a delicious twist. We've had the pleasure of welcoming 16 enthusiastic year 9 students from a local secondary school; the first learners in this academic year.

Lianna, our food educator, has been imparting knowledge and skills to our local students about making delicious, affordable meals that are not only good for people but also good for the planet!

Topics we’ve covered so far include exploring local food. Students had a fantastic time making artisan bread with heritage flour and a frozen dessert which demonstrated the delicious seasonal delights on our doorstep (kitchen garden at the back of The School of Artisan Food).

Students have also learned about the importance of balanced food choices. They mastered the art of preparing Mexican cuisine, which had been creatively tweaked to ensure that it was as nutritious as it was delicious.

Over the coming weeks, students will take a deep dive into sustainable food practices- a crucial topic in today’s world. They will also be navigating cost and availability, something that many of us know about all to well as the cost-of-living crisis continues.

We've had the pleasure of hearing some heartwarming comments from our students:

“Can we come here every day for school instead?”

“This was soooo fun”

"WOW it's like Christmas!"

The start of this new chapter seems particularly timely, coinciding with the iNews report of the Government’s U-turn on the investment of up to £5 million as part of a school cooking revolution. At Best Food Forward, we aim to support as many students as possible, ensuring that they leave secondary school with the skillsets and knowledge to achieve a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

If you’re curious about our efforts to support the long-term health and wellbeing of young people in secondary schools, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ form.

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