Take and Taste…A Claddagh School Vegetable Initiative

Take a taste. Bring and Eat, Leave at home the Sweets @ St Nicholas Primary School, Claddagh, Co. Galway Ireland!

As part of the Erasmus+ Programme the Nutrition, Rest and Sleep Committee noted there was a need to try an encourage and increase our pupils’ vegetable consumption. The Committee decided to roll out a project which has been named Take a taste, Bring and Eat, Leave at home the sweets.

We are currently in the first stage of the project. Take a Taste. The first stage involves each class tasting two different vegetables twice a week. One vegetable is given on Monday and Wednesday and the second vegetable of the week is given on Tuesday and Thursday.

It was decided the Junior Classes would receive a reward of a sticker each day they tried a new vegetable. The Senior classes have a record sheet on which they receive a tick each time they try a vegetable. When they receive 5 ticks they receive a Homework Pass for written homework. We believe these are great incentives to encourage children to try new vegetables and to enjoy the experience..

Timeline for Take and taste.

February  1-5th – Carrot and orange pepper. 

February  8-13th – Cucumber and Sweetcorn      

Mid Term Break

February  22 – 26th – Cherry tomatoes and chives,

February 29 – 4th – Celery and peas. 

March 7 – 11th – Spinach and beetroot. 

After the intial stage Take a Taste children will be then be encouraged to bring in their own vegetables for their lunch and will be given similar incentives.

Please see below some pictures and a video of Day 2 of Take a Taste- “Red Pepper!”

 

6 thoughts on “Take and Taste…A Claddagh School Vegetable Initiative

    • Thanks, we’re enjoying it! We’ll update with the next phase soon, which is called ‘Bring and Eat’…where the children bring in veg from home and eat it at school!

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  1. Ms. Randles’ 5th class are really enjoying this initiative. Many children hadn’t tasted certain vegetables before this. Beetroot has certainly been a hit! We’re looking forward to using these new tastes in our recipes at home.

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  2. Ms. Randles’ 5th class are really enjoying this initiative. Many children had not tasted certain vegetables before this. Beetroot is certainly a hit! We’re looking forward to using these vegetables in our recipes at home.

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  3. Ms Randles’ 5th class have really enjoyed this initiative. Many children have tried certain vegetables for the first time. Beetroot has been a real hit! We’re looking forward to trying our new tastes in recipes at home.

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