Back and bigger than ever, Tilda Together returns in 2018 with the chance for schools to win £500 cash, a Tilda Together Day as well as a vegetable garden designed by horticulturalist, Frances Tophill.
The competition, which focuses on the role nutrition can play on healthy bodies and healthy minds, is this year centring its stance on fresh, seasonal produce and the importance of where food comes from.
Available to enter now and open to both primary and secondary schools, a brand new vegetable garden designed by author and presenter of ITV’s Love Your Garden, Frances Tophill, awaits this year’s winner. The prize also includes a fun and engaging Tilda Together Day at the winning school, with a nutritional talk from dietician Dr Sarah Schenker, £500 cash and 25kg of Tilda Brown & White Rice rounds off the prize.
Craig Dillon, Head of Foodservice, Tilda UK, comments: “With recent research from the British Nutrition Foundation revealing the startling misconceptions children have about where food comes from, ensuring children understand that dinner doesn’t grow on shelves has never been more important. To date, Tilda Together has been a real success story in terms of educating and inspiring youngsters, and I’m thrilled that we’ve got Frances on board this year to boost our campaign and show the positive impact that growing food can have on young people.”
Frances Tophill adds: “When I visit schools that have a veg garden, however big or small, the kids just love it. It’s a great opportunity for kids and young adults to try something they’ve never done before and show them how easy it is to grow their own food.”
The prize also includes local PR for the winner organised by Tilda, helping to raise awareness of the event in the community and demonstrate that healthier eating and nutritional education is a priority for the school. What’s more, every school that enters will receive a free 1kg bag of Tilda Brown & White plus a Tilda Together Recipe Book created by highly acclaimed LACA School Chef of the Year 2015, Kate Davies, helping school caterers deliver great tasting dishes with Genuine Goodness.
A 50:50 mix of wholegrain and white rice, Tilda Brown & White Rice is naturally gluten free and has over 30% lower GI than standard white rice to help maintain a sustained flow of energy throughout the school day. Offering a range of vitamins and minerals important for pupils’ development, it is the blend recommended by the School Food Standards so school caterers can be confident they are producing meal plans which meet current targets.
To enter the competition, all schools need do is visit www.tildatogether.com by 29th March 2018 to explain in 80 words or less why they would like to win this fantastic prize.
The competition is part of Tilda’s commitment to work together with local authorities and school caterers in bringing healthy, balanced recipes that are easy to prepare to the dining hall. It also builds on independent research by Tilda which shows 90%¹ of parents would like to see more education around health and nutrition in schools from an earlier age, while over four in five parents would like to see more rice dishes on menus for their children. A further 65%¹ of parents feel it’s important their child has wholegrains, such as brown rice, in their diet.
For more information on rice and health, plus some great tasting recipes made using the Tilda rice range, follow @TildaChef on Twitter.
¹Source: Independent research, Toluna, July 2015