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Local Scouts learn more about healthy eating habits at Asda Hayes

March 1, 2018 02:18pm
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Children from 1st Uxbridge Scout Group have been familiar faces at Asda Hayes this week – learning about healthy eating habits with the store's community champion Sam D'Souza before organising a fundraising bag pack.

Hayes Healthy Eating Workshop

Sam organised a workshop to teach the Scouts about healthy foods, to help raise awareness around the importance of healthy eating habits, and to promote an active healthy lifestyle.

The group was invited to learn all about the benefits and origins of the various fresh produce, including mangoes and pineapples, pomegranates and melons, figs, avocados and more.

They also completed a fun healthy eating word search and a worksheet, which asked them to describe and identify the different fruits along with their country of origin.

1st Uxbridge Scout Group fundraising in store

The Scouts then went on to spend their day packing customers' bags at the tills to raise money for the 24th World Jamboree in West Virginia, USA where the children will visit to take part in activities and gain cultural experiences.

Sam said: “It really is such a great opportunity to introduce the children to a fun and hands-on approach of getting their five-a -day.

“The youngsters are raising money to pay for the trip to America themselves, so we were happy to offer a way to help them on their way. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity for them to experience America for the first time."

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