A Dorset pupil has been awarded first prize in a national competition after designing a healthy new food for children.
Grace Upshall, 9, from Buckholme Towers School in Poole is the winner of the ‘Design a Healthy New Food’ competition, organised by Discovery Education and Switzerland’s Alimentarium Foundation. Open to primary schools across the UK, the competition asked pupils to design a nutritious food, meal or snack, and create a fun advert to promote it.
Grace was presented with her prize at the start of British Food Fortnight. The Year 5 pupil impressed judges with her design for Brilliant Breakfast, a blissful bar packed with granola, fruit and honey, drizzled with yoghurt and coconut. Featuring colourful packaging to appeal to young eaters, Grace also created an eye-catching advert with the slogan: ‘Eat, Sleep, Be Healthy, Repeat.’
Ruth Darvill, Head of Buckholme Towers School, was delighted that one of her pupils had been selected as the winner: “Our school encourages all the children to ‘find their niche’ and Grace has certainly found hers with her winning design. Encouraging healthy lifestyles is so important and hence forms part of our PSHE curriculum throughout the school as we want all our children to grow into healthy, confident, curious, considerate individuals.”
Grace’s teacher, Clare Gawler, said: “Our pupils really enjoyed taking part in the competition and learned a great deal about nutrition. The prize-giving assembly today was a real treat for all of the children and made them think about healthy eating in a fun and exciting way.”