Through our involvement in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ "Adopt a School programme", Quorn’s Home Economists educated 720 primary school pupils, at 24 schools (2 classes at each school of 30 students), on the benefits of fibre in ‘Taste and Sensory’ and ‘Bread Making’ education sessions. In the former, pupils are taught about the different food groups, the benefits of fibre, and the reasons for including wholegrains or brown rice/bread/pasta in the diet. In the latter, the benefits of bran and wholegrain flour are discussed in the context of bread making.
Quorn’s Home Economists also support fibre education at charitable summer camps, whereby school children make their own fibre-rich lunch (provided by Quorn) after learning about nutrition basics and the different food groups, which includes the importance of eating fibre and how to include more in the diet. In 2022, our Home Economists supported six Oasis Summer Camps, (reaching 450 school children) and eight Meals and More sessions, (a free holiday cook club, where a further 300 children were reached) and eight Feast of Fun sessions (reaching 400 more children).