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Foundation Joins Jamie Oliver In Food Revolution Day

Staff from the Foundation’s health and wellbeing project took part in Jamie’s Food Revolution Day at Walker Activity Dome on the 15th May.

The event was based around healthy eating and keeping active and was attended by children from local schools around the North East.

Food Revolution Day is an annual campaign that uses the power of celebrity chef and food campaigner, Jamie Oliver. The campaign shouts about important food issues, driving individuals and businesses to take part in impactful change, whilst pushing governments to improve their food policies in support of better public health.

Top Newcastle chefs were in attendance, to offer their expertise and guidance to children and adults on how to make healthy food more appealing, whilst making exercise more fun for the whole family.

Our sessions included a ‘fruit and veg frenzy’, where children were running shuttles and scoring goals, to help gain understanding of the importance of both elements. This was then followed by a friendly game of football!

Other stations included dodgeball, hula hooping, healthy recipe making and even smoothie making powered by cycling. Top chef, Jamie Oliver was also offering instructions via a streamed projector, live from London.

Charlotte Dodson, Health and Wellbeing Manager at the Foundation said:

“It was fantastic to see Newcastle come together for Food Revolution Day!

“I feel we had a real impact on showing the children the importance of healthy eating and exercise, and it was great to be part of something that is celebrated across the nation.

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