Exotic fruit on the menu at Portsmouth school

TASTY Millie Brinkley, seven, Sharon Ogundele, seven, Tracy Smith from AsdaSDA, Brandon Street, eight, and Brandon Dank, seven.  Picture: Southern News & Pictures (SNAP)
TASTY Millie Brinkley, seven, Sharon Ogundele, seven, Tracy Smith from AsdaSDA, Brandon Street, eight, and Brandon Dank, seven. Picture: Southern News & Pictures (SNAP)
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PECKISH pupils got a taste of exotic fruit thanks to a special delivery from Asda Portsmouth.

Tracy Smith, who works at the Bridge Shopping Centre store, treated youngsters at Charles Dickens Juniors with a fruit workshop.

It was designed to encourage the children to experience familiar and new fruits.

Tracy said: ‘We’re seeing ever-more unusual fruit and I wanted to let the children know where they come from, what they taste like, and to understand the benefits of incorporating a range of fresh fruit as part of a healthy eating lifestyle.

‘It was about doing it in a fun and involved way.’

Marie Delaney, nutritionist at Charles Dickens School, added: ‘It was lovely of Tracy to come down and show the children some of the weird and wonderful fruit available at the store. For many it was the first time they’d seen some of the fruit.

‘As a school, we’re very focused towards highlighting the importance of a healthy lifestyle and this event fitted perfectly with that we’re trying to achieve.’