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Gravesend primary school gets national award for ‘outstanding’ healthy eating work

PUBLISHED: 10:58 06 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:58 06 December 2013

Staff and children from Riverview with TV presenter and writer Stefan Gates (left) who presented the awards

Staff and children from Riverview with TV presenter and writer Stefan Gates (left) who presented the awards

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A Gravesend primary school has received a national award for its outstanding work in encouraging its children to eat healthily.

Staff and pupils from Riverview Junior School in Cimba Wood picked up a Food for Life Partnership award at a central London ceremony last week.

The partnership has created a network of nearly 5,000 schools across England to support them in providing fresh, nutritious meals and to understand where food comes from through cooking and growing activities.

Sukhi Lall, a teacher from Riverview Junior School, Gravesend, said at the event: “The partnership encouraged our school, pupils, parent and teachers to participate more in gardening and growing fruit and veg.

“More and more pupils are now more aware of healthy eating.”

After the awards all guests enjoyed a freshly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced lunch and also took part in a seed sowing workshop, timed for them to make the most of spring planting on their return to school.

The school was one of 13 in London and the South East to be recognised for their achievements.


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