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!”