We work with the Adopt a School Trust to bring our full time professional chef teacher into primary schools to deliver a high-quality food education programme, helping children to develop healthy eating habits, encourage an enthusiasm and interest in food, and give an insight into the hospitality industry.
By improving opportunities for children and changing a generation’s attitude to food we can go some way to combat health inequalities. Early intervention and preventative work is critical to addressing the nation’s health crisis.
Adopt a School has supported 400+ schools and 500,000 school children since 1990. 93% of schools rated the programme as ‘excellent’ and 7% rated it as ‘good’.
Obesity is responsible for more than 30,000 deaths each year in the UK.
By the time children finish primary school 1 in 3 are overweight or obese, with one in five children obese.
Childhood obesity levels have more than doubled in the last 10 years.
One of the biggest issues we face when delivering food education is that only 25% of schools have access to catering equipment. Whilst we can deliver our programme anywhere, cooking is about getting your hands messy and being involved with the whole process.
We need a permanent base to enable us to deliver our programme in an environment that can really inspire children. So in 2022, we are raising £200,000 to build our very own training kitchen!
This dedicated space within Plumpton Agricultural College surrounded by the South Downs and College Farm, will allow us to teach and help children to lead healthier, happier lives.
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