Pupils at 24 Wolverhampton schools are set to tuck into healthy desserts next week as the city celebrates Healthy Eating Week 2015.

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Organised by the British Nutrition Foundation, schools are being encouraged to run activities based on the themes of creative cooking, food provenance and eating and drinking well throughout Healthy Eating Week, which runs from Monday to Friday, 1 to 5 June, 2015.

For primary and junior schools taking part in Wolverhampton, the city council's Catering Team will be serving special super fruit desserts, with tasty and nutritious treats up for grabs including summer fruit berry sundaes, banana splits, pears with yoghurt and honey and fresh fruit jellies and popsicles.

Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils have also taken part in a competition to design posters to promote healthy eating, and the winning designs, by Eliot Bailey, Matilda Wilson, Ruth Winfield, Jayden Sleeuwenhoek, William Cooke and Tia Merrey, will go on display around the schools to encourage children to make a healthy choice.

Councillor Sandra Samuels, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Rates of obesity in Wolverhampton are far too high, and so eating a healthier meal is one of the most important lessons we can teach our young people.

"I'm delighted that so many of our local primary and junior schools are taking part in Healthy Eating Week 2015, and I hope the pupils enjoy the delicious and nutritious desserts we will be serving up alongside the balanced menus which are offered on a daily basis within our city's schools."

  • released: Friday 29 May, 2015