What's for Dinner?
We are now the proud owner of a fantastic cooking trolley, thanks to a generous grant from the Food Education Trust. It means that now children from our pre-school on up can get hands-on with baking in class and the importance of cooking and learning about healthy balanced foods stays firmly on the school curriculum!
Mealtimes can often be a challenging affair as working parents are pressed for time, picky eaters might prove very picky and life can very quickly take over and we all reach for the quick cook pasta or ready meal!
Established in 2008, the Food Education Trust seeks to promote the benefits of a home cooked diet by working collaboratively with organisations and institutions, whether by way of financial assistance, investment of time and expertise, or assistance in an advisory capacity. The Food Education Trust is funded by the proceeds from sales of “What’s for Dinner?” and “What’s for Dinner? Second Helpings” by busy working mum and cook Romilla Arber.
Romilla knows that writing out recipes each week to plan a variety of healthy meals for the family is a time consuming task. “What’s for Dinner?” addresses this issue and each week begins with a menu plan together with a shopping list – a quick check list for everything needed from freezer, store cupboard or fridge. Romilla has thoughtfully devised a recipe for each day of the year, as well as two weekly tea-time treats, using seasonal ingredients. Each recipe feeds two adults and four children and not only encourages people to cook in their home with confidence and rely less on convenience, pre-packaged meals but by using “What’s for Dinner?” a family can cook healthy, delicious meals from scratch for less than £100 per week (depending on which supermarket you choose).
So, thanks to the support of the FET, Probus is putting healthy family meals firmly on the agenda and we will keep you regularly updated here with useful links, tips and even the odd recipe. We will share with you the children's baking exploits and if you have a great recipe that even the fussiest little eater ever would glady tuck into, then please let us know so we can share!
Learn About Food
There are lots of free resources on offer if you're interested in healthier eating:
- Interested in visiting a farm or knowing more about farming? If so log onto www.foodforlife.org.uk/schools/what-can-you-do/visit-a-farm and www.face-online.org.uk
- Need to know what's in season to save that carbon footprint? Link seasonal food to activities with the help of www.nfuonline.com/back-british-farming/whats-in-season