Cookery school tackling obesity in East Lancashire
“With obesity rates in children being at an all time high in the north west, one in three in 2017 compared to one in 10 in 1987 some 30 years ago, there has never been a more relevant time to raise the awareness with children about eating healthier.
“These decisions made now can stay with them for life.”
Ms Sumner began the venture last January and less than a year later has found herself fully booked by schools wanting her for courses and after school clubs.
Head teacher Louise Young at Worsthorne Primary school in Burnley where Ms Sumner hosts a regular after school club said: “We heard about Laura on recommendation and we were not disappointed.
“She came to do some clubs as part of our around the world topics,
where the children made food from the countries they were learning about.
“On the back of that, she now runs an after school club where she works with 30 children at a time who are all learning cookery skills as well as the healthy eating element which backs up so much of what we do in school.
“The feedback from parents has been amazing as well.”
Ms Sumner said: It’s been amazing, I went from having one school for the first couple of months to being fully booked up,
and it’s all through word of mouth.