Dimboola Memorial Secondary College students to host food revolution

GRATE EXPECTATIONS: Dimboola Memorial Secondary College student Cameron Cauchi gets ready to host 150 primary school students for a day of cooking and food education. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

GRATE EXPECTATIONS: Dimboola Memorial Secondary College student Cameron Cauchi gets ready to host 150 primary school students for a day of cooking and food education. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

DIMBOOLA Memorial Secondary College will host a 'food revolution' to educate primary school pupils about healthy eating on Friday.

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students from the college will lead two sessions with 150 pupils from Dimboola Primary School and St Peter's Lutheran School. 

The day aims to educate primary school children about the importance of healthy eating through the use of local produce and unprocessed foods.

Teacher Cathryn Clarke said the program was based on Jamie Oliver's food revolution program. 

"The main aim is to give people the basic knowledge of simple food," she said.

"It's about getting people to use local produce."

Ms Clarke said the program would establish better links between secondary and primary school children in the area.

"We're trying to get them excited about food," she said. 

"When you mention fruit and vegetables most primary school students say 'that's disgusting', so we'll try to find different ways to eat healthy food so they'll like it.

"We'll be talking about the vegetables and where food comes from and I'll be demonstrating how to use a knife properly."

On the menu will be a Mexican-inspired quesadilla-grilled pita breads with fresh vegetable and cheese filling.

It is the first time Ms Clarke has run her revolution in Dimboola. She ran the workshops for the past two years at Goroke P-12 where she previously taught.

"It's a really hectic day, but it's very colourful and fun," she said.

"The main thing is to have a fun day with food and get excited about it."

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