School food: do you know what’s powering your children in the classroom?

27 Oct 2017
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It’s no secret that childhood obesity figures are increasingly alarming, with 1 in 5 children already overweight or obese when they start primary school, a figure that rises to 1 in 3 by the time they leave. Obesity in childhood more often than not leads to obesity in adulthood. A healthy diet, alongside plenty of exercise, is vital if we are to halt these statistics, and school catering has a big role to play.

Through its Food for Life programme, the Soil Association is working to improve food education and the quality of catering within schools.

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