Green Cuisine and Team GB launch school resource programme Get Set To Go Green

Birds Eye's Green Cuisine and Team GB have launched Get Set to Go Green, a new education programme for children, parents and teachers promoting sustainability and the benefits of incorporating plant-based choices into a balanced diet.

The education programme forms part of Green Cuisine and Team GB’s partnership for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This is the second Olympic Games that Green Cuisine has supported Team GB, following a successful partnership at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Get Set To Go Green initiative is centred around educating children about the ways we can all improve our health and the health of the planet – and the role integrating plant-based food into a balanced diet can play in this.

Central to the Get Set to Go Green programme is a range of free, cross-curricular teaching resources and activities for KS2 pupils. Featuring adaptable materials and exclusive videos from Team GB athletes, the enquiry-led activities are available to schools and community groups across the UK.

The programme explores what makes a healthy ecosystem, how to protect biodiversity and the role of plant-based food in building green, healthy habits. Developed with a panel of UK teachers, the resources aim to spark curious minds – with links to science and PSHE / Health and wellbeing curriculums – and include a range of 30-minute Get Curious activities and termly Go Green challenges, with the chance to win some fantastic prizes for both individuals and schools.

Activity resources include a lesson on exploring ecosystems with Olympic Silver medal-wining rugby sevens player Tom Mitchell, a session with double Olympian and Team GB badminton player Lauren Smith looking at healthy habits, as well as advice from UK Sport Institute Nutritionist Vicky Newbold who will be working with Team GB in Paris during the Olympic Games.

Tim Ellerton, Commercial Director at Team GB, expressed his excitement about the partnership: 'We are incredibly proud to continue working with Green Cuisine as we head towards Paris 2024. Environmental sustainability is a huge focus for us at Team GB, so working with Green Cuisine to bring our work to life is a great step forward. We look forward to working together to showcase the environmental and health benefits of opting for plant-based foods, as well as empowering children to build green, healthy habits.'

Victoria Westwood, UK & IRE Marketing Cluster Lead at Green Cuisine, added, 'We are so excited to be an Official Partner of Team GB, working together on our mission to make plant-based foods accessible to all.

“As leaders in the food industry we understand the nutritional challenges faced in schools across the UK and the need to balance nutrition and enjoyment alongside cost. Our plant-based range provides versatility across many dietary requirements and delivers on flavour and quality ingredients that you would only expect from Birds Eye. The power of frozen shouldn’t be underestimated, benefits to operators include significantly reducing waste and providing cost-effective and convenient options without compromising on taste.”
Green Cuisine is dedicated to making plant-based eating easy, offering convenient and accessible options for healthy, sustainable meal choices for everyone. With a mission to promote better eating habits for everyone and help contribute to a healthier planet, Green Cuisine continues to develop products that are both delicious and nutritious. In a world where an increasing number of families are adopting vegetarian and flexitarian lifestyles – around a quarter of Brits set to be vegetarian by 20251 – Green Cuisine strives to provide quality plant-based dishes that cater to changing consumer preferences. It is imperative that school caterers keep up with the changing landscape and ensure they are offering quality dishes as part of their menus.

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