Chefs required

Are you tired of working late nights all week and long weekend shifts with uninspiring food? If so, we may just be the company for you.

As a growing company having just opened our second store in Sheffield we are looking to add experienced chefs to our team. We do things a little differently for a fast food restaurant here at Nourish. Our food is made fresh on site and all of the nutritional information is available to customers in store, so attention to detail is key!

What we offer is based around our ethos, which we wear on the back of our t-shirts & chef whites:

  • Think Positively - we provide a positive working environment
  • Exercise often - free exercise classes (yoga/pilates) & gym membership
  • Eat Healthily - all your meals at work are supplied free as are your supplements
  • Work hard - we work hard to develop you through courses, mentoring and support
  • Worry less - paid for meditation apps and supportive work team
  • Read more - in house nutrition course, plus free company audible account
  • Love often - community based projects to get involved with
  • Be Happy - we think if you take up all the above, we'll have happy staff

The pay will be based on straight day-time shift patterns with no late evenings to worry about as you'll likely be done by 4pm. We are looking for chefs who can handle early starts, but finish early too, no late nights at Nourish and minimal weekend work. This is a fast paced, hard-working environment, but a very rewarding place to develop a career.

What we are looking for:

- Experience of working with fresh food

- A proven track record in a high volume take away restaurant environment

- Ability to implement and maintain all legal food standard requirements

- A genuine desire to surpass company and customer expectations

- An enthusiastic can do attitude focussed on progressing with a growing company

We’re looking for individuals who are confident in who they are and want to be part of a growing team. If you like the look of what we are doing and want to come and chat about joining the team then send us your cv and a covering letter, make it stand out but tell us how you’ll fit in with Nourish.

jobs@nourishrestaurants.com

We are hiring - Assistant manager

We are looking for a hands on Assistant Store Manager for our Sheffield store. You'll need bags of energy and drive for our fresh, seasonal HEALTHY fast food restaurant. You'll also need plenty of restaurant and customer service experience with great attention to detail.

You will be required to assist the store manager carry out the tasks required to ensure the smooth running of our busy store. We are looking for someone who understands the importance of customer service, you'll have a proven track record in delivering excellent customer service along with having a real passion for what we do at Nourish. Our customers are the most important part of our business, which is why excellent customer service is a must. An interest in nutrition would also be beneficial, however, this is not essential as we have an in house nutrition course.

Your duties will include:

  • Managing the day to day operations of the restaurant
  • Serving food and drinks
  • Offering menu advice 
  • Managing staff and planning rota's
  • Assisting with business admin duties 
  • Play an active role in recruiting new staff
  • Training and managing new staff
  • Bringing new ideas to menus, marketing and overall business
  • Engaging in social and community based projects

 

What we offer is based around our ethos, which we wear on the back of our t-shirts

  • Think Positively - we provide a positive working environment
  • Exercise often - free exercise classes (yoga/pilates) & gym membership
  • Eat Healthily - all your meals at work are supplied free as are your supplements
  • Work hard - we work hard to develop you through courses, mentoring and support
  • Worry less - paid for meditation apps and supportive work team
  • Read more - in house nutrition course, plus free company audible account 
  • Love often - community based projects to get involved with
  • Be Happy - we think if you take up all the above, we'll have happy staff

In addition to this, we offer a very competitive salary and we encourage you to take holidays too! 

If you are tired of your current role, if you want to work for a company that does a lot more than just sell food to it's amazing customers, if you think there's more to work than feeling the grind on a Monday morning, then we want to hear from you. We are a growing company, if your drive and desire matches ours, we think it's a great journey to be on together!

Email your CV and a covering letter telling us why you want to join our team to jobs@nourishrestaurants.com

Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd July 2017.

 

A guide to Intermittent fasting - part 2: the different protocols

As discussed in part 1, there are many different protocols which you can trial when it comes to implementing IF, however finding the one which works for you is often a case of trial and error and just because one approach may not work for you, it doesn’t mean the overall concept cannot still yield results in some form, some people just do not get on with IF as a strategy whilst for others it is their go to fat loss strategy.

 

The commonalities between IF and a more standardised balanced calorie restriction diet for weight loss are they both control calories, there is an emphasis on food quality and regular exercise also helps with results too. But these are pretty much the basis for success with any dietary plan.

What you’ll find with IF is that regular fasting does make it easier to maintain a lower body fat which is predominantly down to the fact you have the power to reel things in for a few days should you spiral out of control on a binge, it is also a great way to manage hunger too which is important to not only getting into great shape but also staying fit and healthy. Having said that it has not been proven to automatically produce better results than a conventional dieting approach.

Once you dig into the IF community you’ll see many different approaches portrayed as the best, as with any dietary intervention ‘best’ is very much down to the individual's preferences and ability to adhere to the plan is key.

 

An introduction to the different protocols:

Warrior Diet (20 hour fast, 4 hour feed) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warrior-Diet-Biological-Powerhouse-Explosive/dp/1583942009

On this plan, you would fast for 18-20 hours each day and then have a feeding period of 4 hours. But The Warrior Diet is about more than just fasting, there are specific foods based around Paleo to eat during the feed window and in some cases, small amounts of these foods can be eaten in the fasting window too. It also stipulates to exercise during the fasting period to utilising exercises such as bodyweight training, squats, and presses along with short high-intensity exercise. This is not a once a week protocol but one aimed at a longer period of time, over say a few weeks or even months, however, some individuals prefer to stay on this plan indefinitely.


 

5:2 Plan (5 days normal eating, 2 days under 500kcals/25% of daily kcals)

http://the5-2dietbook.com

 

This version of IF involves having 2 days per week with a lowered calorie intakes and eating normally or at maintenance calories the rest of the time. It has become one of the best-known formats due to the media attention it gained, however, it does come from a scientifically evidenced based background.


 

Meal Skipping (Random)

Don’t fancy dinner or breakfast? Fine, just skip it and fast. Way back when we were roaming the land hunting and gathering our foods we didn’t all break for lunch at 12 pm, we ate more randomly when food was available, which is very different today when food is available for most of the world's population pretty much all of the time. This method also includes a more Paleo style diet too, much like the Warrior Diet.


Leangains (16 hour fast, 8 hour feed)

www.leangains.com

Martin Berkhan is the lead guy on this protocol with an extensive blog covering all things fasting from types of exercise to preferred alcohol on a fast. As per the name, the emphasis is on gains too so there’s a leaning towards a higher protein diet with carbohydrates being cycled and the use of fasted training with the majority of your nutrient intake post workout.


 

Alternate Day Fast - ADF (36 hour fast, 12 hour feed)

The basics of this plan are to eat every other day during a 12 hour window, so you would eat within a 12 hour window during the day, fast overnight and throughout the next day, you would then wake up on the next day and eat during the 12 hour window. Healthier food choices are encouraged however this is not classed as critical.


 

Eat stop eat (24 hour fast once or twice a week)

http://www.eatstopeat.com

This is a full 24 hour fast once or twice per week, with an emphasis on eating healthier with higher protein meals and minimal processed foods. There is no set days in which you must fast and the rest of the week is flexible, the time you start the diet is also not deemed as important either. Some people will eat breakfast and then fast until breakfast the next day, whereas others will fast from dinner until dinner the next day. The premise here is to create 2 big windows of calorie restriction so your overall weekly calorie consumption is lowered.

 

As with all of these different protocols, there are many similarities, from having an eating window, emphasis on choosing healthier foods during your feeding window and creating a calorie deficit over a period of time. All of them require compliance to a plan to achieve results too, again like any plan you choose to follow in order to achieve results.
 

Fancy giving IF a go? Keep us updated if you do, we'd love to hear how you get on. As always, any questions we can help you with then feel free to email nourish@nourishrestaurants.com








 

Events Co-oridinator - Nourish weekend festival

Nourish is more than just a healthy fast food restaurant, our vision goes beyond just selling food and we want to be a part of helping those who want to learn about health and nutrition accessing the right information. 

Part of our plan has been to shout about all the great things Sheffield has to offer with regards to health and wellbeing. So we've decided we're going to put on our own mini festival to include a healthy food festival, educational and instructional areas with cooking schools and talks from some of the leading figures all things health and wellbeing, we'll also be having a music stage we can use for local acts. To give us a hand with this we will be partnering with 7 Hills Fitness who will be hosting our fitness challenge area. The overall event will ran as a not for profit, however we'll be using it to fundraise for a couple of local charities that we're big fans of.

To help us bring this together we're looking to recruit an individual or even a team of events coordinators to pull it all together and ensure it runs smoothly and delivers on it's goals. 

We are looking for someone who can assist with the planning, coordination and facilitation of the event along with helping with the communications and marketing too. Ideally you'll already have experience within this field alongside a real hunger for all things health and wellbeing. You will be required to build relations with local schools, engage businesses and charities too. This role will be a lot of fun and very rewarding too!

You'll initially be required 1 day per week and will be supplied with all the things you need to undertake the role. The role is unpaid, however there are some funds available to cover costs and expenses. The role would suit someone who is looking to get involved in a grass roots event. If this role excites you and it's something you'd like to be involved in then please email us on jobs@nourishrestaurants.com.

A guide to Intermittent Fasting - part 1

Intermittent fasting has hugely increased in popularity in recent years especially with regards to weight loss and if you've read my own blog you'll know i'm a big fan of not eating, which considering i'm surrounded by great tasting healthy food every day, may seem quite odd. You may also know that in the past i have done 4, 5 and even 6 days straight fasting and thoroughly enjoyed the process too. 

Fasting works for me, it is a strategy which i find i can stick to and one that overall helps me lower my total calorie intake, which is the most important aspect of losing fat. it simplifies a diet, i also find it requires less thinking (about food and meal timings) and helps improve my overall health as well as giving me better focus and concentration levels too. It's not for everyone though and does require discipline, but that's like any new dietary protocol you could be implementing to improve body composition.

 

What is Intermittent Fasting?

It is not some mythical witchcraft that leads to an eternal 6 pack (unfortauntely) and in truth fasting is the time period between meals, when we are choosing no to eat, the main one for most people being between dinner and breakfast. Fasting is also not to be confused with starvation, as we choose to fast and not eat, which can be difficult for many people with food so readily available.

The basis of an Intermittent Fasting (IF) is to cycle between periods of fasting and eating. There are a number of different methods and finding the one which works for the individual is often just as important as the food choices, if not more so, depending on the goal. Whilst we all 'fast' each day when we're asleep, IF for many is as simple as extending the window of fasting by a few hours each side of the normal sleep pattern to increase the window of fasting. Popular cycles include 16:8 which is fasting for 16 hours per day and eating during an 8 hour window or the 5:2 protocol which structures the plan to eat normally for 5 days whilst having 2 low calorie (usually under 500kcals) days per week. Another popular method is known as 'Eat-Stop-Eat' which involves a 24 hour fasting period once or twice per week, most people prefer to eat their lunch, fast for 24 hours and eat at the next lunch 

 

Why Fast?

Fasting is nothing new, it's actually something we've been doing for many many years whether it because we had to sometimes hunt food for days or for religious reasons. There are many instances of fasting throughout our time on this planet and it's certainly nothing to be worried about, as humans we're actually very well equipped to deal with it. It is only in the current culture where for most of the worlds population there is an abundance of food available. 

What IF does is remove you from thinking about food in general within your fasting period, which in turn allows you to adhere to an overall calorie deficit based diet. In relation to this another reason for people to use IF is helping with understanding what hunger really is. Many people eat out of boredom, thinking they're hungry, which is not surprising considering how our senses are constantly marketed to by food companies, IF helps you differentiate between physical hunger and an often over communicated psychological hunger. Most people can identify which foods they crave or often binge on and at which times of the day or even what triggers set them off, IF allows you to time those fasts either at a time when you want to take control of your binges and allow them so you can enjoy the full feeling or to abstain and practice some self control, both instances can become very powerful in regards to helping you to take back control of your appetite and improving your attitude towards food. Ultimately fasting simplifies dieting as you're either eating, or you're not.

Some of the key benefits associated with fasting include:

  • Increased energy 
  • improved weight loss
  • increased growth hormone 
  • reduction of inflammation
  • lowered blood cholesterol 
  • reduce insulin resistance 
  • improved mental clarity and focus
  • cellular repair 
  • triggers autophagy which clears waste material from cells (this is not like a juice cleanse LOL)
  • may help you live longer

In part 2 we'll look at the different IF can be used specifically for fat loss and how you can progress through the different strategies, part 3 we'll look at smart supplementation and incorporating exercise too.

A few links, you know because the science is pretty important and we don't like to make claims we can't back up.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15640462

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3106288/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25540982

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S193152441400200X

 

Full time Front of House & Catering Assistants - Temporary position - Leeds

This is initially a temporary 5 month position, however it may develop in to a full time contracted position

We’re looking for people to join our team at our new Leeds pop up restaurant, and become part of the growing Nourish family. We’re looking for individuals with a passion for health, who want to work in a fast-paced, friendly and customer-focused role.

Nourish is growing as a brand, it’s a very exciting time to come on board and be a part of what we’re doing. We’re a company with ideals and principles, we dream big, and we work hard to make a difference. We also understand that the first step of keeping our customers happy, is to keep our staff happy.

Ideally, you’ll have solid skills in customer service, and cash handling experience within a fast-paced restaurant as well as being a dab hand in the kitchen too and able to learn quickly. An interest in health, nutrition and food would be a bonus too, as we're looking for like minded people who share our passion. You’ll understand that sometimes you’ll be required to get stuck in to help the team, maybe chop a few vegetables, wash a few pots and help keep the place clean and tidy.

What you’ll get from Nourish:

  • A great culture and ethos within a growing brand, we recognise    hard work and we prefer to promote from within.
  • A competitive salary, free meals when working, discount on foods when not on shift, plus monthly staff incentives too.
  • Gym membership and free supplements, plus a training and nutrition plan should you want it

We’re looking for individuals who are confident in who they are, and want to be part of a growing team at an exciting time.

If you like the look of what we do, and want to come in and have a chat about joining the team, send us your CV along with a covering letter telling us why. We want to know what makes you stand out, and how you’ll fit with the Nourish brand.

Send your application to jobs@nourishrestaurants.com

We are hiring - Chef - Sheffield based

With new revenue streams launching we are looking to add to our team of chefs to support this growth.

We do things a little differently for a fast food restaurant here at Nourish. Our food is made fresh on site and all of the nutritional information is available to customers in store, so attention to detail is key!

What you’ll get from Nourish:

A great culture and ethos along with a growing brand, we recognise hard work and we prefer to promote from within.

You’ll get a competitive salary, free meals when working plus monthly staff incentives too, free supplements to help you achieve optimal health and a foam roller to help you stay supple (we know kitchen work is not easy!). Additionally you’ll have access to a nutritionist and personal trainer to help you achieve your health and fitness goals to go along with the gym membership.

The pay will be based on straight day-time shift patterns with no late evenings to worry about as you'll likely be done by 4pm. We are looking for chefs who can handle early starts, but finish early too, no late nights at Nourish and minimal weekend work. This is a fast paced, hard-working environment, but a very rewarding place to develop a career.

We are challenging the accepted ideas that fast food has to be unhealthy, and that healthy food is bland.

We are looking for chefs who have the following:

- Experience of working with fresh food
- A proven track record in a high volume take away restaurant environment
- Ability to implement and maintain all legal food standard requirements-
- A genuine desire to surpass company and customer expectations

We’re looking for individuals who are confident in who they are and want to be part of a growing team. If you like the look of what we are doing and want to come and chat about joining the team then send us your cv and a covering letter, make it stand out but tell us how you’ll fit in with Nourish.

Please email jobs@nourishrestaurants.com

front of house team member required in sheffield - ecclesall rd - POSITIONS NOW FILLED

We’re looking for people to join the front of house team at our Sheffield ecclesall rd restaurant, and become part of the growing Nourish family. We’re looking for individuals with a passion for health, who want to work in a fast-paced, friendly and customer-focused role.

Nourish is growing as a brand, it’s a very exciting time to come on board and be a part of what we’re doing. We’re a company with ideals and principles, we dream big, and we work hard to make a difference. We also understand that the first step of keeping our customers happy, is to keep our staff happy.

Ideally, you’ll have solid skills in customer service, and cash handling experience within a fast-paced restaurant. An interest in health, nutrition and food would be a bonus too, but don’t think you need a nutrition degree, as we have our own in-house nutrition course should you wish to learn more. You’ll understand that sometimes you’ll be required to get stuck in to help the team, maybe chop a few vegetables, wash a few pots and help the kitchen staff keep clean and tidy.

What you’ll get from Nourish:

  • A great culture and ethos within a growing brand, we recognise    hard work and we prefer to promote from within.
  • A competitive salary, free meals when working, discount on foods when not on shift, plus monthly staff incentives too.
  • Gym membership and free supplements

We’re looking for individuals who are confident in who they are, and want to be part of a growing team at an exciting time.

If you like the look of what we do, and want to come in and have a chat about joining the team, send us your CV along with a covering letter telling us why. We want to know what makes you stand out, and how you’ll fit with the Nourish brand.

Send your application to jobs@nourishrestaurants.com

Competition Time - win a Month free on our Bespoke Meal Plan Service

*COMPETITION TIME*

Win a free month on our Bespoke Meal Plan Service for you and a friend! All meals, supplements and drinks, plus exercise consultation included, for a full month. Worth over £2000!

When it comes to losing weight, having the support around you always makes the journey both more enjoyable and easier. That’s why we’re giving you the chance to win a month on our bespoke meal plan service, not just you but a friend too. So along with the support from Nourish you’ll be able to support each other!

To enter, simply head over to our Facebook page and like the post, share it and tag a friend who you'd like to support you and also join you on a full months meal plan.

Enter here: www.facebook.com/nourishrestaurants

More details on what's actually included on our full bespoke meal plan service can be found on our website here: http://www.nourishrestaurants.co.uk/nourish-meal-plan-serv…/

The winners will be announced on Christmas day (because who doesn't want reminding they're starting a diet in a few weeks when they're about to tuck in to their 15th pig in blanket?!), the plan will start mid January. Terms and conditions apply.

Halfway School Healthy Eating - Case Study

Project Brief

We recently went along to Halfway Nursery Infant School who contacted us to help them out with educating the children about eating healthy. After a few discussions we agreed on a project brief of "For the children to learn to make healthier food choices and learn that healthy food choices can be just as tasty as unhealthy ones"

The project would in total see Nourish present in front of 180 children ranging from 3 to 7 years old.

 

The Goal

The aim of the sessions were for the children to engage with the Nourish staff and look at different food and drink items and be able to identify whether it came from a plant, tree, the see, the ground or was an animal or whether in fact it was manufactured in a factory. The basis for using this was so children could relate to where food came from and that the basis of a healthy diet should be made up from foods which come from the ground, plants, trees, the sea and animals. Additionally we wanted to think about why foods which were made in a factory were often not the healthiest in comparison to those which do not.

Another key goal was for the children to understand the benefits of eating a healthy diet and why this was important as well as what issues could occur from consistently eating a unhealthy diet. We were careful to ensure that the focus remained on positivity over highlighting 'bad' foods.

We also wanted the children to try a range of different foods including fruits and yoghurt they may not have tried before, this would engage them with different flavour profiles and open up more discussion points too as well as encouraging them to be open to trying new healthy foods. 

Above all we wanted to make the sessions fun and engaging, this was a challenge for us but one we as a whole team really enjoying tackling. We decided to use a variety of methods including picture cards to help the children visualise the key points and messages. 

 

What we did

After a quick introduction about who we were and what Nourish is all about the children were then asked to identify 4 logo's (McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut and KFC), to which they all did with ease and general excitement and smiles. As you can imagine, we'd prefer this not to be the case, but we understand these things can't be changed over night.

The picture card we showed the children of the different fast food brands and the Nourish logo

The picture card we showed the children of the different fast food brands and the Nourish logo

 

The air of excitement dropped once we'd fully explained Nourish was a healthy fast food restaurant which sold salads, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and healthy snacks and not a burger or pizza joint!

Following this we went through a series of picture cards which can be seen below. We used one's which showed typical customers at Nourish such as business people, office workers, key professionals, athletes and university students to highlight how healthy eating can help achieve different goals. We found that the majority of children raised their hands when asked if they saw their futures like those on the cards, with the aim being to show that key professionals choose to eat a healthy diet and it is a factor in being more productive. 

We then looked at the reasons why it's important to eat healthy, we showed different picture cards such as running, healthy teeth, strong bones, bright smile and a healthy brain. The children used the picture cards to help them answer, which we explained the reasons behind them. 

Next we briefly looked at why it is important not to have a diet just full of unhealthy foods and the health issues associated with these. We used cards which showed damaged teeth from too much sugar and of people with little energy to go and have fun. From here we moved on to food sources and used a number of cards to highlight where different foods came from. The children were asked where each food came from such as a plant, tree, animal or fish.

Once the children had been familiarised with the different foods and where they came from we moved on to a tasting activity. The children were sat at tables in groups of 4-5, all of which had a row of different prepared fruits ready to eat with a picture of where they came from. Each child was given a piece of paper which had a picture of each item. After tasting them the child put a tick next to if they liked it or not. The children were encouraged to try the new fruits and also take the paper home to show their parents which one's they liked and would enjoy eating more of. They were also asked for feedback on the texture, taste and freshness of the fruits too. 

Once all of the foods had been tasted by the children we moved them on to the next task. We had set a table up with a selection of healthy foods such as oranges, banana, peppers, sweet potato, courgette, lettuce, chicken and salmon. We also included a selection of unhealthy foods such as chocolate bars, sweets, crisps and biscuits. At the end of each table we placed bag, one for the healthy foods to be placed in and one for the unhealthy foods to be placed in. The children had to choose a food item, say what it was, where it was from and then place it in the correct bag. In total there were 13 classes from nursery through to Year 2 (3-7 Year olds).

 

Pro's of the session

  • For the 20 minutes we were allocated, a lot of points were covered and delivered to the children.

  • The children were engaged all the way through, with different tasks, activities and questions to keep them alert.
    The picture cards helped the structure of the session flow without any long pauses and uncertainty.

  • The feedback from the children showed that they understood the points of the session. All their answers were relative to the questions.

  • The exercises were short and varied to keep the children interested.

  • The children were able to correctly organise the healthy and unhealthy food items using the origin of where it came from.

  • Working in groups worked well. Able to talk to each child individually.

Cons

  • Should have used Greek yoghurt as natural was too tart for them

  • Needed more time than 20 minutes so could sum it up at the end to see what the children learnt. Needed more time to fit in the match up exercise

  • Use different food types to taste - include veg. Include drink choices

  • Didn’t reinforce the main point of the session enough, which was to think about where the food comes from every time they are faced with it.

 

What we learnt

It is very apparent that the likes of KFC and McDonalds still hold a special place for children, with them reacting positively to the fast food logos, it was obvious these places were seen as places associated with being treated. 

At Nourish we're all about education, we see it as a pivotal and key element of improving the nations health, which is why we're launching our healthier schools based project to as many schools who want us to come along! We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the vast majority if children knew the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods and even the difference of food sources such as plants trees and a factory. This is a real positive, it shows children even at a young age know the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods. However, it does pose another question, in that if they know the difference, how do we move them eating a diet predominantly made up from healthy foods. The children in general were also able to answer the points as to why it's important to eat healthy foods, however they would have benefited more had we spent time going through a practical activity based around this. 

In terms of keeping the children engaged, we learnt that splitting the sessions up in to different areas really helped and making sure not too much time was spent in each area, this helped to also keep the children focussed too. The picture cards also helped keep the children's attention too and were a good aid to trigger their thinking and help them answer the questions. The smaller groups ensured that even the quieter children were given a chance to speak and be involved with the activities. 

 

How would we measure success?

As with any such project measuring success is key to not only ensuring our time is being well spent, but also if we're making a difference and also direct us to to what we can do in future ti improve what we are doing. Overall success would be the children heading off home with a renewed interest in healthy eating and deciding that McDonalds and the like were no longer going to be on the menu (maybe one day!), but as we're starting small, our measures of success were listening to children and having them answer the questions correctly about where foods come from and which are healthy and unhealthy.

Moving on from these, getting more feedback on the benefits of a healthy diet from the children would be a good measure, this would show that the children not only understand about healthy foods, but also why they should be eating more of it. Longer term it would be great to develop a longer term strategy we can hand over to teachers which would provide as a constant reminder of the sessions and topics covered. In an ideal world, we would be able to revisit each school each year and see how the children are progressing. 

Another key measure of success was discussing the sessions with the teachers and support staff to see how they felt the children were interacting and understanding the activities and key points. Again, this is where follow up sessions would be of benefit, whereby the teachers could deliver further points and feedback to us about the success and any changes with the children. 

 

What would we do differently?

For future sessions we would like to ensure the children have a summary of the key messages from the session that they could take away with them. We would also include a practical session based around what the children had learnt and why it's important to eat healthy foods.

With the current issues being highlighted around sugar, either pairing up with a dental practitioner or including more education around the damages which sugar can do would be a welcome addition. Using actual sugar to highlight the content in different foods, drinks and snacks would be a way reinforcing a key health message to the children.

Further looking at the reasons healthy foods are classed as healthy would also be beneficial and explaining factors such as the nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

Finally we would like to use a wider range of foods for the children to try and even look at how we could put different foods together to make meals and different flavours.

Overall we were really happy with the project and felt we met the brief very well and that the children were engaged and receptive to learning through the different methods we used. This has really ignited our passion to help as many schools as possible to educate the children on healthy foods and the benefits of healthy eating. If you'd like to discuss how we could help your school then we'd love to hear from you, you can email us on nourish@nourishrestaurants.com