Jonny and Alistair Brownlee visited Yeadon Westfield Infant School in Yeadon, near Leeds, on Thursday 2nd February. The brothers confirmed that Get Set to Eat Fresh will run until 2020 with an expanded audience and exciting new activities.
Visit to Yeadon Westfield Infant School
The Silver and Gold medal winning Olympic triathletes received a heroes’ welcome at the school, with pupils and parents out in force to greet the brothers with flags and banners before they were formally welcomed by headteacher, Dawn Lowry.
Jonny and Alistair spent the visit exploring healthy eating with pupils across the school. Pupils had the opportunity to put their questions to athletes, share their experiences of a recent farm visit and make fresh fruit smoothies.
Speaking about the day, class teacher Kirsty Holmes said, "Alistair and Jonny are fantastic role models, and local heroes. They inspire our young people to get active and eat healthy. Our children loved meeting them today and we couldn't have asked for more."
New athlete ambassadors
The Brownlee brothers were visiting Yeadon Westfield Infant School in their new capacity as Aldi’s Athlete Ambassadors. As part of this role, Alistair and Jonny will be supporting Aldi and Team GB to deliver their Get Set to Eat Fresh education programme right up until Tokyo 2020, inspiring children across the UK to cook and eat healthy, fresh food.
Commenting on his new role, Alistair said, “We’re incredibly excited to be the official ambassadors of the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme, which has already had a huge impact on young people’s healthy eating habits around the country.”
New primary focus
The visit to Yeadon Westfield Infant School illustrated another exciting development for Get Set to Eat Fresh. Due to increased demand from the primary sector, Get Set to Eat Fresh will now provide resources from ages 5-14, allowing children to develop healthy habits from an earlier age.
Welcoming parents on board
Get Set to Eat Fresh is also supporting parents in sharing a love of fresh, healthy food with their children. New activities will encourage children to explore aspects of fresh and healthy food at home and when out and about with family.
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