Pupils tucking in to a healthy breakfast

Five Angus primary schools have been chosen to have a healthy Scottish Farmhouse Breakfast experience provided by RHET Angus Countryside initiative (ACI) this week.

The initiative, which has been running for a number of years, is organised as part of the Home Grown Cereal Authority’s Shake up Your Wake Up Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which runs until this Sunday.

The Angus schools involved this year are Woodlands, Friockheim, Inverbrothock, Langlands and Ferryden and over 270 primary five, six and seven pupils will be taking part.

Each day Carol Littlewood, RHET ACI’s project co-ordinator, will talk to the children taking part about farming in Angus and which of the foods they will be tasting can be produced locally and then Mrs Fiona Dawson, catering adviser for Angus Council education department will then explain to the pupils the importance of a healthy breakfast.

Carol and Fiona will be assisted by volunteers from the schools local Scottish Women’s Rural Institute, who will come along and help serve the food.

The event is being made possible through very generous support from local and national companies who have provided financial support, donated their products or given product at cost price.

RHET ACI is a charity and as such depends on support such as this to allow it to provide these events.

This year’s initiative has been supported by Sainsburys, W N Lindsay, John Guthie Limited, Stir Fresh, Milton Haugh Farm Shop, Thomas Frost & Son Bakers, D & D Dairies and Mackays.

Carol Littlewood explained: “By targeting pupils in the upper part of primary school it is hoped that the initiative can influence them as they get to the age where they will be deciding what, or even if, to have for breakfast.”