Hereford-based secondary school wins Tilda’s Together competition

Winners - Fairfield High School students
18/10/2017 - 07:00
Hereford-based Fairfield High School was crowned the winner of Tilda’s Together School Sports Day competition - designed to highlight the “importance that sports and nutrition play in maintaining healthy bodies and healthy minds.”

Impressing judges with their entry, which required participants to explain why they would like to host the sports day in 80 words, Fairfield High won the £500 prize as well as a nutritional talk and cooking demo, sports day hosted by international athlete Jess Coulson, and 25kg of Tilda brown and white rice – all courtesy of the brand.

Emily Bevan who teaches food and nutrition at the school and submitted its entry, said: “We were absolutely over the moon when we found out we had won, the kids were so excited to have athlete Jess Coulson helping with the sports day. It’s great for the school as we think it’s crucial for kids to be educated about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

“The day itself couldn’t have gone any better, the kids were surprised to learn that rice is a healthy carb so I think Tilda has already recruited some new rice lovers. Everybody enjoyed the sports day with British 2015 half marathon champion and English 2015 10,000m champion, Jess Coulson, who took them through some running tips as well as warm up and cool down exercises.”

Head of foodservice at Tilda, Craig Dillon, added: “It was great to see the kids getting so much out of the day. Our nutritionist, Dr Sarah Schenker, gave an informal talk on ‘Understanding the Glycaemic Index’, alongside a fun cooking session using Tilda brown and white rice to showcase just how easy it can be to bring taste and nutrition together in dishes that offer genuine goodness.

“There was a real synergy between the Tilda Together competition and what Fairfield High School is achieving in terms of educating its students about the importance of healthy eating, while also increasing activity levels. It was a pleasure to award them with a Tilda Together School Sports Day.”

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