Butcher creates healthy eating links with local school for National Butchers' Week

To build up momentum for National Butchers’ Week (14-20 March), butcher J Brindon Addy, located in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, is taking part in a healthy eating initiative with a local school. 

Having been awarded the Food for Life bronze award through the British Soil Association in recognition of its healthy and climate-friendly food culture, Holme Junior and Infant School is now working towards the silver award.

The school aims to develop its relationship with its local community by connecting children with a local food business with a climate-friendly and healthy eating ethos.

As part of this scheme, Addy will be going into the school to educate pupils about the food that they eat and how it is produced, while explaining the benefits of healthy, tasty and sustainable locally produced food.

“Holme School is to be congratulated on its achievements to date through the Food for Life initiative, which continues to transform food culture in schools and communities,” commented Addy.

“This is very much in line with our own objectives. We want to support the school in its forward-looking endeavours where possible.”

Alongside talking to the children, Addy will also give them the opportunity to make their own sausages, as well as inviting them to see his shop and understand how the business operates.

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with J Brindon Addy,” said Jill Brook, the school lead for Food for Life. “Our pupils need to understand where and how their food is sourced and to know the growing and cooking skills needed for life. Having Brindon working with us will allow the children to see the end-products and show the rearing process from field to fork.”

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