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30.08.2009, Bakerstown Bugle:

Field Trips for All

Real Foods today launched its Famously Fruity Field Trips campaign in association with the Famously Fruity brand of sweets.  Special packets will feature tokens from now until October 1 2009 and children only need to collect five to win free entry to one of numerous adventure playgrounds around the country.  A spokesperson from Real Foods said today:
            “The Famously Fruity Field Trips promotion underlines our commitment to keeping our children fit and healthy.  We hope that the fun environment of the adventure playgrounds and the very small number of tokens needed to win free entry will encourage all children to exercise more regularly and have fun with their friends.”

Real Foods has already backed the government’s Fit and Fine 2009 initiative this year by building 30 new playgrounds across the country.  The considerable cost to the company, though, is out-weighed by the benefits to children, the spokesperson continued:
            “Our slogan – the health of nations – is not just about food: it is a way of life and at Real Foods we practice what we preach.  Our chief executive, Jimmy Griller, personally designed one of the playgrounds as the project is so close to all of our hearts.  We believe every child should be able to play and live in a happy, healthy environment and we are delighted to be doing our small part to help.”   


23.12.2008, Bakerstown Bugle:

Real Foods Roadshow Rolling Into Town

The Real Foods culinary roadshow will be entering its final leg as it rolls into Bakerstown tomorrow.  Real Foods chief executive Jimmy Griller will be giving up some of his precious holiday time to demonstrate how families can buck the trend of the financial crisis and eat healthily by cooking simple recipes at home.

The roadshow began three weeks ago and has witness senior Real Foods staff travel across six continents in a bid to encourage people to eat healthily – and promote their new food and beverage and cookware ranges.  A Real Foods spokesperson said “the roadshow has been a huge success.  The feedback from those who have attended is that it has given them new impetus to get into their kitchens and start cooking again – and they can’t believe how easy it is to be healthy on a budget and seeing Jimmy cooking can be very funny!”

The roadshow will open at 12.00 noon tomorrow at Bakertown Primary school and will close around 7 o’clock in the evening with demonstrations every hour, followed by tasting sessions.  Visitors have been promised extra Christmas-themed treats and the whole event is free for everyone.  


15.09.2008  Focus on Frilandia

Teachers taught a thing or two by exchange trip

The Bakerstown Primary teachers who were chosen to take part in an exchange programme with day centres in developing nations have declared the trip “enlightening”.

The exchange programme was part of Real Foods’ social responsibility programme and saw six of our own teachers swap places with their counterparts from Real Foods day centres across three other continents.  The aim of the exercise was to understand what people in other geographical areas consider important to teach their children and to provide fresh ideas for the host institution.  This, participants claim, was very successful with Bakerstown Primary now having adopted several common practices from their day centre counterparts, such as encouraging children to learn practical skills as well as academic subjects.  The school’s head teacher said that “it was solely due to the experiences and enthusiasms of our teachers who took part in the exchange programme that we now have a small school garden and farm where the children plant vegetables which are then cooked for lunch when they are ripe.  The children absolutely love it and some have shown a keen interest in developing practical skills which they may otherwise have never been taught.  We are extremely grateful to Real Foods for choosing our school to take part in this project.”

One of the teachers who took part in the exchange programme, Ammelie Gentille, told us that it was not only the day centres which gave her new ideas:

“I was stationed in India and the whole culture really changed my perspective.  I have shown all the children in my class, 3G, lots of pictures from my trip and they now have pen pals in the day centre where I spent my part of the exchange programme.  I think it is wonderful that they will be able to learn about other cultures and I am delighted to be able to tell them about many aspects of life in another country from first-hand experience.”

The programme was so successful that Real Foods is considering making it a bi-annual event with different schools and day centres taking part in each programme.  It certainly seems like a worthwhile use of everyone’s time.

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