HELP US GET PEAS ON PLATES!
Schools are being urged to pledge their support via social media and share images of their reci-peas during #GreatBritishPeaWeek. Schools nationwide will each receive a recipe e-book, full to the brim with healthy meal ideas, to inspire them to put peas back on pupil’s plates. Yes Peas! is also calling on families themselves to engage with the campaign by sending in their own pea-tastic creations!
The School Meals Mission aims to highlight the importance of healthy school meals and the extraordinary nutritional power of the nation’s favourite family vegetable. One 85 gram serving of peas, cooked, provides 50 calories, 4 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbohydrate (of which 3.5 grams are sugars), 3.8 grams of fibre, 17mg of vitamin C (28% of the recommended daily allowance) and 0.2mg Thiamine (B1) (15% of the recommended daily allowance).
This year, during Great British Pea Week, we have made it our mission to get peas on the plates of as many school children as possible and are calling on schools across the country to put peas on the dinner menu!