A CHEF from Stratford is joining Jamie Oliver in his crusade to get children eating healthier.
Sally Bee wants all secondary school pupils to learn how to prepare healthy meals as part of her newly launched Project Lifeskills.
The mum-of-three, who has published a number of books, has worked with staff at Stratford School to design and plan a new kitchen to help more pupils learn to cook healthy meals.
She is a supporter of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s healthy schools projects but thinks it is now time for practical action.
While pupils are taught English, maths, science and computer skills as a matter of course, Sally believes it is equally vital they are are taught about healthy eating to combat the growing problem of obesity in Britain.
Sally, who suffered three heart attacks and credits her recovery to a healthy diet, said: “Stratford School provides an environment that is proven to engage, enthuse and inspire its pupils. Neil Wallace the headteacher and his team are dedicated to ensure that this ethos is carried through every area of learning. “As my passion is ensuring that all secondary school students learn how to prepare healthy meals to support them into a healthier future, the school was the perfect place for me to launch Project LifeSkills.
Mr Wallace gave his full backing to Sally’s Project Lifeskills.
He said: “This will enhance our curriculum offer and increase enthusiasm for cookery and healthy eating for the next generation of Stratford students.
“We expect to increase our extra-curricular offer, with cookery clubs for our students, and to continue to offer visits and curriculum experiences to local primary children, including to technology and food lessons.’’
Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi joined Sally, staff and pupils at the launch.