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Welcome to your local fruit to suit

A message from Eleanor

Eleanor Nicholls

fruit to suit appealed to me because it involves promoting healthy eating to children - who, in turn, can pass on the message to their families - something really close to my heart. It is also about developing business skills in children and enabling them to see all possible opportunities that are in their futures - to be the best people they can be. Being a social enterprise business means it is recognised for doing good things in the community which is also important to me. The really best bit though is the chance to do all this with children in schools. Every time I deliver a programme I come away saying "I love my job"! Who couldn't - the enthusiasm of the children is infectious both for me and for all the school staff involved.

I have worked in the food industry as a food technologist for 24 years and for the last eight years I have run my own business supporting small to medium sized food and drink companies by mentoring them in all aspects of food safety. My company is a registered RSPH and HABC training centre for Food Safety, HACCP and Nutrition training courses and is registered to deliver Apprenticeships through FDQ. I also run nutrition programmes in the local community to educate people about healthy eating which is a particular passion of mine.

I am also a School Governor at my local Primary school which is a role I find particularly rewarding.

I live in Redcar with my three children, Emily (16), Tom (11) – who is Purchasing Manager for his school and who refuses to say "Hi Mum" when he phones his order in! – and Freddie (8)

My area covers all of Teesside - Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool.

About fruit to suit C.I.C.

We deliver bespoke, quality assured business and enterprise programs to primary and secondary schools. more>

Our programs support pupils in establishing and operating a long term, sustainable healthy school tuck shop business.

The profit generated can be used to fund further enterprise training or donated to charity.

We supply a wide range of delicious, healthy snacks and drinks which meet the School Food Trust guidelines. more>

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"Our children are so excited about fruit to suit. The business training for the children is of an exceptional standard and has developed very important life skills."