A coalition of education and gardening charities have produced a report stating that all children should be taught food growing skills in school. The report goes on to suggest that the produce grown could be sold to local businesses, teaching enterprise skills and generating revenue for educational activities.
The report entitled "Every school a food growing school" suggests that teaching children how to grow food should be a vital tool in pushing children towards a healthier diet, thus helping to reduce childhood obesity.
The coalition is made up of Farming and Countryside Education, Farms for City Children, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Food for Life Partnership, Foodshare, Garden Organic, Good Gardeners Association, Organic Research Centre, Royal Horticultural Society and School Food Matter. Jackie Schneider of the Children's Food Campaign, which co-ordinated the coalition, said "The drive to save money and make better use of our resources means that there has never been a better time to introduce food growing in all schools."
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