Healthy eating promoted by fair trade group

The Mayor of Berwick has discovered that it's possible to eat a breakfast which is healthy and also benefits the people who produce the food.

Saturday, 12th March 2016, 07:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 08:08 am
Winners of Berwick fair trade competition.

Berwick school children had entered a competition to design breakfast menus using fairly traded ingredients.

Fruit, granola, muffins and pancakes, as well as tea, coffee and juice were only some of the items on offer on beautifully illustrated menus.

During Fair Trade Fortnight the Mayor, Hazel Bettison, and the Sheriff and his Lady, Ian and Maude Hay, came to the Guildhall to present the winners of the competition with their prizes.

The Mayor complimented the children on their work and encouraged them to educate their families and friends about Fair Trade. She commented that they were the people who could ensure a fairer world in the future.

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The competition was organised by Berwick’s Fair Trade Steering Group and judged by Sion Gates of the Berwick Youth Hostel.

Prize Winners were: 1st Ava Nottingham, Longridge Towers; 2nd Louisa Niles, Scremerston School; 3rd Lucy Westthorp, Longridge Towers. Highly Commended: Lola Jardine, Scremerston School; Maddie Holmes, Scremerston School.

Fair Trade is about ensuring those that grow and produce things in other parts of the world receive a fair price for their products. This price ensures that their community is sustainable and ensures basics that we take for granted, such as clean drinking water and childhood education, can be delivered in local communities.

Berwick achieved Fair Trade status five years ago.