Healthy Smoothie Competition!
Celebrity Chef and the Cotswold Show, launch Healthy Smoothie Competition Across Schools in Gloucestershire.
Winner of Scottish Master Chef, finalist of Masterchef UK and creator of the healthy eating initiative for children in Scotland called Stirrin’ Stuff, Fiona Bird is helping to launch a ‘smoothie’ competition across Gloucestershire schools, in conjunction with this years Cotswold Show 2007, which takes place on the 7 & 8 July at Cirencester Park.
The partnership aims to promote the advantages of healthy eating to young children throughout the region. Fiona’s ethos is to promote the goodness of raw foods and that ‘children should taste through their tongues and not through their eyes’. Pupils from schools in Gloucestershire are being invited to design, draw and name their craziest, coolest and healthiest smoothie ideas.
The winner will join Fiona at the show and watch their smoothie come to life as part of Fiona’s popular interactive food demonstration, plus receive family tickets for themselves and three lucky runners up. The winning school will also receive a special visit and healthy eating demonstration from Fiona.
Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges including; Fiona Bird, Cotswold Show organisers Lord Aplsey and Claudia Wilson and this year’s show partners Mike Brunsdon from Pebley Beach, Suzuki and Matthew fuller from Cirencester based Estate Agents, Cain and Fuller.
Fiona Bird said: "There are many reasons for teaching children the joys of cooking with wholesome ingredients. It is not just the promotion of health or prevention of illness - good food is one of life's genuine pleasures and one that we should really make available to everyone."
Fiona has written children’s cookery articles for the Aberdeen Press and Journal plus had recipes in publications such as Country Kitchen, Green Parent and Organic Life. Her tours take her Stirrin’ Stuff workshops to a number of shows, schools and universities across Scotland. Fiona is currently working on a children’s cookery book, to be published by Barefoot Books in 2007.
Stirrin’Stuff also supports the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ‘traffic light’ food labelling scheme.
For more information on Stirrin’ Stuff visit www.stirrinstuff.co.uk.
To save money, book your tickets for the show online, or to get more information on how your school can get involved in the smoothie competition visit www.cotswoldshow.co.uk
About the Cotswold Show 2007
The Cotswold Show is a fun packed family day out which successfully combines countryside and town pursuits. It is being held on 7th and 8th July at Cirencester Park from 9am to 6pm.
The main arena will be packed full of fantastic acts including the dare devil Royal Corps of Signals White Helmets’ Motorcycle Display Team, the breathtaking Royal Logistic Corps’ Silver Stars parachute team, plus the outstanding canine talents by the Cheshire Dog Display. Also, returning to the show this year is the amazing Horse whisperer who will be on hand to sort out your horses nagging problems, spectacular Falconry display and by popular demand a larger Rare Breeds arena. The Cotswold Sheep Society will also be holding their annual Summer Show at the Cotswold Show with judging being held on Sunday 8th July.
Visitors can choose from the best in crafts and foods from the local area and further a field. Talented craft workers from Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties will be displaying the art of ancient rural crafts plus children can have a go at making their own beeswax candle or corn dolly.
Many scrumptious culinary delights can be bought from the Food Village, or The Farmer’s Market plus some exquisite gifts from one of the many craft stalls and a visit from Scottish Masterchef winner, Fiona Bird.
For further information.
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