07 Feb 2018
Tennent’s Training Academy is delighted to announce that we have partnered with UTD Sports to collaborate on an exciting new educational programme called Active*Eat - Healthy Eating & Fitness.
The programme has been designed to incorporate healthy cookery classes along with fitness and sports coaching sessions over a number of weeks. The healthy cookery and nutrition session will take place in Tennent’s Training Academy’s state of the art Cook School, where learners will be introduced to a healthier way of cooking, helping to promote a lifestyle which includes a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as low calorie snacks. The sports sessions will be hosted at UTD Sport’s gymnasium where learners will be put through their paces with various fitness sessions, as well as incorporating the healthy food which had been covered in the previous Cook School session to show how certain foods can fuel your body.
The programme is aimed primarily at school pupils and is designed to promote a healthier lifestyle for today’s youth; our aim is to demonstrate some simple alternatives to unhealthy snacks and meals by getting the pupils cooking and tasting food items which they may never have seen or tasted before. We believe that hands-on practical training is the best method to get pupils engaged.
We are thrilled to have Lochend Community High, Westmuir High School and Cartvale Secondary to be the first schools to participate in this programme. All of the school pupils who will be attending from these schools have behavioural, social or learning needs. After speaking with these pupils we were shocked to find that almost all of the pupils go to school without having any breakfast (the most important meal of the day!). For lunch they will have a take-away such as pizza & burgers from the local shops at their school, or in the school canteen, followed by a dinner which involved little or no vegetables at all. It is proven that by not consuming the correct nutrients and by eating foods that are high in sugars, saturated fats and caffeine that concentration and memory can be severely impacted, hindering pupils behaviour and their ability to learn. Together Tennent’s Training Academy & UTD Sports hope that by providing sessions on how simple it can be to cook and prepare their own meals and giving pupils some increased energy through fitness sessions that we can help improve their self-esteem, confidence, health and learning abilities. The programme is also aimed at promoting careers in the hospitality and sports coaching industries and we hope that the experienced chefs and coaches that we have working with the pupils will inspire them to consider these industries as a future career when they finish school.
We can’t wait to work with the pupils each week and to see the end results from this programme. Watch this space!!!
If you would like more information on this programme or if you would like to get your school involved then please contact Laura Hepburn on firstname.lastname@example.org