Chefs teach kids healthy cooking tips in celebration of International Chefs Day

21 October, 2015 by Aoife Boothroyd

In celebration of International Chefs Day, some of the nation’s most talented chefs visited classrooms across Australia on Tuesday to help teach children how to create healthy meals.

Chefs from the Australian Culinary Federation visited six schools around Australia where they conducted workshops based around the seven colours of healthy food. The chefs also explained the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and helped the children develop their cooking skills.

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"The ACF are proud to have been involved in International Chefs day to encourage a love of cooking in our future generation of young chefs,” said president of the Australian Culinary Federation, Neil Abrahams. “It was great to see the children learning about healthy eating through cooking, they especially enjoyed creating the healthy recipes and loved their chefs hats."

Principal of St Thomas More’s Primary School (Campbell, ACT) Margaret Pollard said that her students were thrilled to participate in the workshops.

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"It was great to see the children having so much fun today while learning the importance of good eating habits from professional chefs," she said. 

As part of its Healthy Kids Program and the Nestl Professional Healthy Future partnership, Nestl celebrated International Chefs day around the globe in more than 80 countries.

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“Through better eating habits, children may have more energy, improved health and greater school focus,” says Nestl Professionals’ nutritionist, Karen Kingham. “Research[i] shows education in cooking and having the pleasure to cook can support children in making informed eating choices for a healthier, balanced life.”

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