Bellshill bakery school scheme just champion

Warburtons school visitor Linda Ferguson with the award
Warburtons school visitor Linda Ferguson with the award

Linda Ferguson and Gail Allister from Bellshill have been named Health and Wellbeing champions at the Food and Drink Federation Awards, as part of the team running the Warburtons School Visitors programme.

Linda and Gail 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 in the region, including St Gerard’s Primary in Bellshill.

Warburtons was shortlisted alongside other well-known companies such as Danone and Mars Food UK, and won for enriching food education amongst school children across the UK, whilst encouraging long-term and meaningful partnerships with local communities in the areas close to Warburtons’ bakeries.

Linda said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for this award.

“The local community’s appetite for the programme has been really positive, which shows that schools are clearly seeing the need to educate children about food and nutrition from a young age.

“A good diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, and we look forward to visiting even more schools this year as we introduce children to one of life’s most important skills.”