Inspired by the Olympics, and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's drive to improve schoolchildren's diets, Loose's Cookshop in Norwich is running a cooking competition for local kids.

Jamie Oliver and Olympics inspire Loose’s cookshop

Inspired by the Olympics, and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s drive to improve schoolchildren’s diets, Loose’s Cookshop in Norwich is running a cooking competition for local kids.

The award-winning retailer has devised a contest to encourage 11-14 year olds to put on their pinnies and start ‘cooking for gold’.

The Year 7 – 9 students has been asked to design a healthy and appetising sandwich or smoothie suitable for their favourite athlete.

The closing date is July 7, and six finalists will be invited to come into Loose’s during the week commencing July 16 to create and present their snack for judging. The winners will receive their own Gold, Silver or Bronze medal, with a Gold medal prize of a meal for four at a local restaurant up for grabs.

Entry forms and information have been provided to local schools but are also being distributed in the shop or online at wwwloosescookshop.co.uk. The local restaurant is also offering a free ‘Fruity Fondue’ dessert with any child’s main course throughout the Olympics – if customers mention Loose’s Cooking for Gold competition.

Loose’s Cookshop was a Silver winner in the Housewares Retail Innovation Awards for 2012, run by www.HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine.

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