Paralympian medallist cooks steaks in schools

Paracyclist Fiona Duncan, a silver medallist in the 2011 Para-Cycling Track World Championships, delivered interactive cookery workshops at two schools last week, as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS’) Champions in Schools programme.

Duncan gave cookery demonstrations to pupils at Northfield Academy and Kemnay Academy, showing them how to prepare healthy, nutritious food in a hurry. The children asked questions, participated and tasted the end result – Scotch Beef steak fajitas.

The athlete said: “I’ve really enjoyed chatting to pupils today. Through the workshops and cooking demos, I’ve hopefully encouraged them to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits, which will help them reach their goals in life whether that’s on or off the sports field.”

Throughout 2014, 13 sporting stars will visit schools around Scotland, 500 of which are involved in the Champions in Schools programme.

Jennifer Robertson, QMS health and education coordinator said: “We are delighted to continue our support of the Champions in Schools programme for the sixth year.

“The programme is a great extension to our existing health and education activities, including our Red Meat Voucher scheme for schools, our free cookery demonstrations and our Go for it Scotland! Bursary.

“The cookery demonstrations show how quick and easy it is to make a healthy red meat dish in a short period of time. They also give pupils a valuable insight into the important role red meat plays in our diet.”

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