PUPILS got stuck in with making their own healthy lunches as part of a school’s diet workshop this week.

More than 60 Year 3 children at Harbour Primary in Newhaven learned the importance of a balanced diet, as well as the effects healthy food can have on their body, mind and emotions.

The pupils worked with nutritionist Abbey Griffiths from the school's catering supplier, Chartwells, who led the healthy eating workshop and explained the benefits of eating well, before they were let loose to create a “rainbow wrap” using fresh ingredients.

One young chef from the class said: “I learnt that you should always eat healthy food and not junk food all the time.

The Argus: A budding young chef with the healthy ingredientsA budding young chef with the healthy ingredients

“I really enjoyed making my wrap, and I put spinach, cheese and plain yoghurt in it.”

The workshop was designed to run alongside the school’s PSHE curriculum and aimed to implement the National Food Strategy by “enriching learning outside the classroom with information around food”.

Abbey said: “It was great to see the pupils getting creative. It’s so important to support young people in developing a positive relationship with food, and we’re absolutely passionate about teaching them early.

“We’ve been helping schools by organising interactive workshops on healthy eating, as it is now more important than ever that every child should adopt healthy eating into their lives.”

Chartwells provides catering solutions for schools, academies, colleges, and universities, with a focus on nutritional values.

The catering service is also environmentally conscious, as it has commited to supporting an overall net zero emissions target by "innovating our food offer and teaching our clients, pupils and students how to make environmentally responsible food choices".