Over the last couple of weeks colleagues from our Food Policy and Agriculture teams have been out and about celebrating British Food Fortnight and talking to both school children and customers about our 100% commitment to British.

We met up with Helen Seed, Communications and Campaign Manager in our Food Policy Team who tells us all about it…

Co-op Academies sessions
“We visited three Co-op primary Academies to talk to children in Year 4 and 5 about British Food Fortnight and the importance of celebrating and enjoying British-grown food.

One of our Co-op egg farmers (Jean-Paul Michalski from Noble Foods) joined us and gave the children an insight into the life of a farmer and explained how eggs are produced, farmed and sold. They also spent time looking at how different eggs can look when they come from different species, including some double yolkers!

Love British Food ambassador Oli Blanc (son of the famous chef Raymond Blanc) came along too and showed the children how to cook with eggs, talked to them about how to make the most of seasonal fruit and veg and then worked with them to whip up seasonal fruit and veg smoothies. It was a really fun few days and making the smoothies went down a storm!”

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Regional store events
We also took a small British Food Fortnight roadshow to some of our Food stores in England, Scotland and Wales where we were joined and supported by some of our fantastic local suppliers who brought along their delicious food for customers to sample.
“The stores that we visited were just brilliant and the colleagues were a huge help, really helping us celebrate and shout about our love of British Food.”

UNP Co Op 37375 Love British Food London08 - london  29.09.17 - Co-op Cardiff - Public take samples.

*The events took place at Oakwood Primary, Woodlands Primary and Nightingale Primary in Leeds. If you have any questions about how to get involved with Co-op academies, get in touch with Hazel Remeika.

Images by UNP Photographers