Teaching healthy living

PHARMACY staff from the Midcounties Co-op became teachers for a day to help pupils at Wolverhampton&#039s Underhill Primary School understand the importance eating fruit and vegetables. Pardeep Badal...

PHARMACY staff from the Midcounties Co-op became teachers for a day to help pupils at Wolverhampton&#039s Underhill Primary School understand the importance eating fruit and vegetables.

Pardeep Badal and Louise Scarisbrick, from the society&#039s pharmacy in Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, spent a day spreading the ‘five a day&#039 healthy eating message to pupils aged 5 to 11.

They led a series of fun activities with classes throughout the day, such as making fruit kebabs and an introduction to more unusual varieties of fruit and vegetables.

"We talked to the children about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables, as well as different ways of getting these important foods into their diets," said pharmacist Pardeep.

"For example, having a banana for breakfast or snacking on an apple instead of crisps are simple ideas that make a real difference.

"We campaign on and promote key issues identified by our members and customers, such as healthy diets and lifestyles for children and families. Our Honest to Goodness scheme is profiled in many of our retail stores and we work closely with various schools across our trading area."

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