We were at a primary school in Crowle recently, working with a very large group of children aged between 3 and 7.
First we did our usual presentation to the school, which is designed to teach the children about the importance of a healthy diet and how introducing seafood can benefit the way our brain and body functions.
Then we did something a bit different, which was to bring some whole fish in for them to touch and feel. We gave the children an opportunity to see how the fish move and the different parts of the fish and how they are all different.
The children responded really well and were fascinated by the fish, particularly the monkfish!
We took some fish for them taste! A nice mixture of smoked salmon and smoked mackerel dips with crudités. Some prawns, salmon, haddock, lemon sole and plaice. All of the children had a taste and when asked they scored most of the things they tried 10/10!
We had such a brilliant time and the kids seemed to really enjoy it! Hopefully they learned something and will take the information away with them. It would be lovely if they continue with their new found love for seafood!
fish for all the family
We have been working on some ideas to help tempt your children to eat seafood. We appreciate it isn’t always the easiest thing but due to the enormous health benefits, it’s worth trying different ideas and introducing various types of seafood into your little ones diet.
The above link will explain how you can do this
Fishing for our future! Click here to find out how we are trying to provide our customers with seafood that is caught using sustainable methods.
Whilst all of the seafood we supply is responsibly sourced, we work hard with our customers to ensure they are armed with the knowledge of which products are outlined on the MSC ‘fish to eat list’.
We have an easy to use section on our website which keeps all of these products in one place and are always looking at our product library to see where we can make improvements.
JONAS INFO PACK INFO click here to view the full document
Jonas Seafoods, suppliers of our amazing Dressed Cromer Crabs have put together an information pack so you can get an idea of how the product is caught and a history of the company.
We went to St Peters school to celebrate ‘Food revolution day’ and what a fantastic time we had!
We worked with a very enthusiastic class of 30 year 2 children, between the ages of 6 and 7 and the feedback we received from the children was amazing.
First Janet sat with the children and gave a presentation about healthy eating, the food groups and how seafood can be beneficial to the way their body works.
The children were engrossed by the presentation
The pupils then went and worked out which of the ingredients they would like to use in their recipe from the seafood and vegetables we brought for them.
Our budding chefs worked together to create ‘fishy masterpieces’
The kids loved getting involved and putting together their recipes. Some of the kids chose Salmon whilst others preferred prawns, they all made sure they topped up their bakes and pies with lots of scrummy vegetables!
Fishy quizzes and activities
Whilst we worked with a handful of children at a time, the other children took part in ‘fishy’ activities, quizzes and games and had a great time learning more about how fish are caught and the sustainable fishing methods used by the fishermen. We also answered questions about the different species of fish.
For some of the kids it’s the first time they have prepared their own meal so it was all very exciting!
We really enjoyed ourselves and were so please that the kids had an excellent time too. The following week we received a lovely envelope from the class teacher with a thank you letter from each of the children that attended. Here are some of the fantastic comments…
Thank you very much for teaching us about fish. I enjoyed the activities and making the fish pie! – Kyle Jackson
I really enjoyed eating it! – Libby Robinson
I ate all of it and it tasted yummy, thankyou. – Kaysha Cockling
Thankyou very much, I enjoyed making the fish pie and eating it. I shared it with my sister! – Blake Kirby
We learned lots about healthy food and fish and how it makes us strong! – Harry Ford
Such a delicious pie – Stevie White
The fish pie was yummy! – Libby Killick
Thankyou for helping to teach me about fish, I ate all of my fish pie and liked it – Roxanne Miszewska
I ate my fish pie for tea and it was fabulous – Maddison Lewis
The pie was gorgeous! – Chloe Pettit
My favourite part of the pie was the salmon – Emma Barke
We had an amazing time at Castledyke school in Barton today. We were given a class of 30 year 6 pupils to work with and they had some brilliant ideas and comments.
Janet gives the children a brief presentation on healthy eating, the food groups and the benefits of including seafood.
Once Janet had given her presentation, the kids were given a huge list of ingredients to work with and they sat and worked out a recipe. They then had the opportunity to put together their fish bake.
Some of the year 6 pupils putting together their fish bakes.
The children had an extensive list of vegetables to choose from and they did a brilliant job of working out what went together and what herbs and spices would compliment them. They also chose which type of seafood they would like in their dish and although some of them hadn’t tasted some of the types, they were keen to embrace it.
They worked together fantastically!
We were so pleased with how the day went. The kids learnt a great deal about the types of foods they should be eating and they didn’t shy away from the healthy foods and trying new foods too.
Making healthy choices.. all the children were keen to pack their bakes with nutritious vegetables and healthy seafood.
We were glad to hear the kids enjoyed the day as much as we did and they are now as fanatical about fish and healthy eating as we are!
Jamie Oliver is on a mission to get kids in the kitchen cooking up a storm!
Basically the idea is that you sign up and get your children involved with the preparation of their own meals, its as simple as that!
We at Regal are passionate about involving children in the preparation of their own meals as well as encouraging them to eat healthy, nutritious meals, using fresh ingredients and we will be helping Jamie Oliver on his mission to get 1 million people signed up and helping to get kids excited about food.
You may have seen our work in the press or if you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or the posts on our blog. We have been involved in various schools and nurseries and running ‘learn to love fish’ programmes where we have helped to educate the children on the importance of a healthy diet and how including seafood may benefit them. They have been involved in seafood tasting sessions and actually prepared their own meals including ‘fishy pizzas’.
We will be back out in force on May 16th for the #FRD2014 armed with fresh fish and veggies to create tasty fish pies for the children to enjoy. We are hoping to get as many of our customers as possible involved and get their ‘kids in the kitchen’.
For more info see Jamie’s website www.foodrevolutionday.com and get signed up please use the #FRD2014 on your posts and tag us so we can share your pictures. We can’t wait to see what everyone’s creating.
Join the revolution! #FRD2014