Fast food takeaway can be healthy, NHS dietitian tells East End kids
Budding young chefs under 15 in London’s East End are competing to come up with the tastiest ‘healthy takeaway’ recipe.
Children between six and 14 like these youngsters from Whitechapel’s English Martyrs RC primary school need to get their ‘creative juices’ flowing and come up with a healthier meal to win.
The top recipe will be cooked-up and sold in one of the 123 caf�s, takeaways or fast-food outlets signed up to the NHS ‘Tower Hamlets Food Health’ awards scheme.
It’s aimed at helping the next generation of East Enders in one of London’s worst areas for child obesity and bad diet to learn about the risks of too much ‘junk’ food.
“Using sunflower, rapeseed or corn oil and adding herbs and spices instead of salt makes a healthier recipe,” advises NHS dietitian Michele Sandelson, one of the judges.
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“These are the ingredients that help us decide which entries go into the winning pile, so it will be interesting to see what the children come up with.”
The recipes must be “tasty and nutritious”—using less fat, salt and sugar and made by healthier methods such as grilling, barbecuing or stir-frying.
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Closing date is August 19. Entries online at: www.recipeforfun.co.uk