Healthy Eating

Here at Chellaston Academy, we are keen to promote a healthy eating initiative.  Below you will see 10 interesting nutrition facts to get you started.

 

Towards the bottom of the page you will also find a couple of downloadable resources.

 

Firstly, there is a Healthy Eating booklet for you to download and browse through.  This contains general guidance and tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing via healthy eating.

 

There is also a recipe list put together by our catering consultants, CMC Food, suggesting some great breakfast ideas to get your day off to the best start.

 

 

10 interesting nutrition facts!

 

  1. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A, C and E, B-complex vitamins, potassium and zinc.
  2. An avocado has more than twice as much potassium as a banana.
  3. Broccoli contains twice the vitamin C of an orange and almost as much calcium as whole milk, and the calcium is better absorbed!
  4. Celery is the best vegetable source of naturally occurring sodium.
  5. Kale contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes from macular degeneration.
  6. To increase the protein in peanut butter, Brewer’s yeast can be mixed in - a useful tip for vegetarians.
  7. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which is good for the prostate and building the immune system.
  8. Lemons are considered one of the world's healthiest foods - one lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, it cleanses the liver, boosts your immunity and aids in weight loss. Try adding it to a mug of warm water to kick start your day!
  9. Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known. All parts of an egg are edible, including the shell which has a high calcium content.
  10. The mushroom is the only non-animal natural source of vitamin D.

 

 

Healthy Eating Booklet

Breakfast Recipes