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Local children get set to eat fresh with the Brownlee brothers!

Local children get set to eat fresh with the Brownlee brothers!

2019-09-11 
| by Editor | Posted in Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Nature
Team GB Olympians Alistair and Jonny Brownlee with children from Ravenstone Primary School​.

Children in Balham enjoyed a shopping trip and culinary masterclass with Team GB triathletes, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, as part of a new campaign by Aldi to promote healthy eating in schools!

Pupils from Ravenstone Primary School joined the Olympic medal winners on a visit to the Aldi store on Balham High Road, to choose fresh, nutritious ingredients to make healthy snacks.

The Brownlee brothers returned to the school and joined the children in putting their culinary skills to the test, helping them to create their favourite healthy snack, fruit kebabs. The athletes also passed on words of advice to budding athletes, explaining that enjoying a healthy diet has been one of the secrets to their success.

The visit took place to launch Aldi’s Kit for Schools campaign, which will see the supermarket donate £20,000 to twenty schools across the UK to invest in new equipment to create a healthy legacy ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.  Schools can sign up to the initiative online, and will receive a sticker poster when they register.

Aldi shoppers in South London will receive stickers every time they spend £30 or more in store up until 3rd November, which can be taken into a local school and added to their sticker poster. For every chart the school fills, they will gain one entry into the final prize draw to win £20,000.

The children from Ravenstone Primary School became some of the first shoppers to collect the stickers during the shopping trip with the Brownlee brothers, before adding them to their school’s sticker poster.

Alistair Brownlee, said: “We had a great time visiting Ravenstone Primary School and it was fantastic to see the children so engaged and enthusiastic about being healthy and active. They showed a real understanding for the importance of fresh food and they all put us to shame with their amazing fruit kebabs.

“The Kit for Schools campaign is a great way to help young people overcome the barriers they might face getting involved in sport by not having the correct equipment. We hope it will inspire more children to get active in the run-up to Tokyo and, who knows, it may even help to unearth the next generation of Olympic athletes.”

Sean McGinty, Marketing Director at Aldi UK, said: “We are working with Team GB to inspire young people here in South London and across the country to eat well and move more ahead of Tokyo 2020 through a range of activities.

“Being active at school is incredibly important, and our Kit for Schools initiative will give even more young people the chance to take part in more sports activities and allow schools to build a health legacy for pupils”.

The Kit for Schools campaign is part of Aldi and Team GB’s long-standing efforts to get young people active and eating well ahead of Tokyo 2020. They have also collaborated on the Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative, which teaches young people about eating well and gives them the skills and confidence to cook fresh, healthy meals.

Schools can find out more and sign up to the Kit for Schools initiative here!

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