Harrison Supports Nutrition Education
12th March 2014 Paul Andrews
Family firm clearly demonstrates commitment ot educating kids about nutrition and healthier food choices
Harrison Catering Services is once again demonstrating its commitment to fresh food and educating customers of all ages about nutrition and making healthier food choices by supporting the unique theatre in education company I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum!
The aim of I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum! is to explain to children why and how the nutrients in fruit, vegetables, seeds and cereals are so vital to their bodies. Its mission is to increase voluntary and proactive consumption of fruit and vegetables among children, helping parents to get their kids to eat their 5 a day, and in the long term, to reduce the extremely high rates of childhood obesity in the UK.
The company delivers an informative, highly interactive musical production, ‘Dr Freg and the Fruit and Vegetable Mysteries’, to primary schools. The production is appropriate for all year groups from nursery up through Key Stages 1 and 2 and supports primary schools in delivering their PSHE and Science curricula.
Harrison began partnering with I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum! in 2013, and whenever the show is performed in any of the schools we serve in the London boroughs, we adapt our menu of the day to include the fruits and vegetables featured in the production. Sitting down to a lunch with ingredients they have just learned about further supports the children’s nutrition education. This is one more way that Harrison demonstrates its commitment to fresh food and educating its customers of all ages about nutrition and making healthier food choices.
Natasha Gavin, founder of I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum!, said: "I have been looking to partner with an award winning caterer since we started touring schools, and Harrison impresses me greatly with their policies about cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients and encouraging healthy eating options in the schools they work in."
"I believe that telling children WHY they need to eat up their greens, which is what a visit from I Know Why It's Yum, Mum! does, needs to be reinforced by tasty, school dinner options, served by people who care about children's diets. I am so excited to be able to offer the London schools that use Harrison an added value service, where the school lunch on the day of our show will remind them about the nutritional benefits of natural produce, and in some cases be an opportunity for parents and other children to sample their catering and eat a nutritious meal."
For younger children aged two to five, Natasha’s alter ego, the Rainbow Fairy, runs Rainbow Workshops that use touch, taste, song, activities and games to teach youngsters about the importance of a varied ‘rainbow’ diet and getting their 5 a day.
Visit the I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum! website for more information.