Lesson healthy eating

EAT your heart out Jamie Oliver.

These Hartlepool schoolchildren served up a tasty meal in a six-week cooking course.

Pupils from Golden Flatts Primary School, in Seaton Lane, are the latest to take part in What's Cooking Kids at the Pools Study Support Centre, in Hartlepool United's Victoria Park.

Each week, the young chefs make a savoury snack for break and a sweet to take back to school.

They also explore different kinds of food, health and nutrition in classroom activities.

Dishes that have been on the menu so far include vegetable kebabs, curries and fruit muffins.

David Hughes, from the support centre, said the dishes are always something kids like but with a healthy twist.

He said: "The message is you do need to eat some sugar and fat but everything in moderation.

"And if they make it themselves they can decide exactly what goes in it.

"The feedback from schools has been superb and the children really get hands on."

The course is free thanks to funding from Continyou, one of the UK's leading community learning organisations, and the School Food Trust.