Bellshill women rewarded for commitment to nutrition

Gail Allister from Bellshill holds the award with Linda Ferguson on the far right as the Warburtons team celebrate
Gail Allister from Bellshill holds the award with Linda Ferguson on the far right as the Warburtons team celebrate

Two Bellshill women were recognised at the National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) awards for their commitment to building nutritional awareness in Scotland.

Linda Ferguson and Gail Allister have been Warburtons School Visitors since January 2002, delivering workshops to primary school classes which introduce children to the basics of cookery and the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.

In the last year they have engaged with over 2,700 pupils across 106 schools, including St Gerard’s Primary in Bellshill.

Linda and Gail triumphed along with 20 other School Visitors across the UK, and were recognised for the value they deliver to their local communities by enriching food education amongst school children in the areas close to Warburtons’ bakeries.

Gail said: “We’re delighted that the Warburtons School Visitors programme has, once again, been recognised at a national level.

“Primary schools across Scotland have embraced the initiative demonstrating their commitment to educating children about food and nutrition from a young age.

“We are passionate about adding value to school lessons, ensuring children have the knowledge and skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

“We are looking forward to delivering more classes to children across Scotland over the next academic year.”