Hermitage Park Primary School - Food education £3,400 FUNDED

Hermitage Park Primary School - Food education £3,400 FUNDED

‘Feeding Healthy Hermie’ features Hermitage Park School Association and Edinburgh Community Food running a 3-month inclusive food education pilot for P7 students and nursery families, The funding would cover an ECF worker, equipment/food and PSA costs. Weekly sessions will increase knowledge of: cooking/hygiene, planning/budgeting, nutrition and food waste. Benefits are: encouraging life-long healthy eating; mitigating potential weekend hunger (35% of Hermie families) with a take-home meal on Fridays; and parents being offered free, accredited training. English is not a first language for 11% of Hermie pupils, so we will also produce a multi-cultural recipe book to share with the Leith community.

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We want to help celebrate the different cultures that make up Hermie and involve students and their families in providing Turkish, Bengali, Polish(andmanymore) recipes and translations in our multi-cultural recipe book, which we will share with the wider community. ECF will also offer parents of all nationalities the chance to apply for free accredited training.

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