This week, we are joining thousands of students across the country in the ‘Mussel Power’ initiative. Our food and nutrition students are having the fantastic opportunity to prepare, cook and taste mussels!
We are thrilled to be part of the ‘Fish in School Hero’ programme. Only 200 schools across the country are receiving a delivery of free mussels.
Launched by the Food Teachers Centre as part of its ‘Fish in School Hero’ programme, the ‘Mussel Power’ initiative is run by a selection of fishmongers, Offshore Shellfish producers with Fowey Shellfish and M & J Seafood delivering the fresh fish to schools across the UK.
The aim of the programme is to ensure every child gets a chance to prepare, cook and taste fish before they leave school.
Mussels are a great source of protein, providing many key nutrients and are one of the most under-utilised fish. For a lot of students, this is the first time they have tasted mussels.
For students in years 8 to 13, working with mussels is a great introduction to fresh seafood. Students are learning about sustainable fishing, rope-grown mussels and preparing fish; all with the support of their teacher.
Hopefully, we can develop the next generation of seafood lovers!