School Cooking Lessons Under Threat
The Childrens Food Campaign urgently need your help to keep our kids cooking.
We need thousands of people to respond to the Department of Education’s consultation on the national curriculum so that they receive a clear message that every child must be guaranteed basic cooking lessons. We’ve set up an action on our website so that you can respond to this consultation quickly and easily.
The new government plans to “slim down” the national curriculum and there is a very real danger that this will mean that practical hands-on cooking lessons for 11-14 year olds will no longer be compulsory. If we don’t teach children basic cooking skills it makes it more likely that they will be forced to rely on processed ready meals or fast food which is often unhealthy.
If we are serious about reducing the impact of diet-related illness which affects so many young lives, it is vital that we teach our children how to prepare and cook healthy meals from fresh ingredients – so please take action now Thanks for all your support for our campaign.
Christine Haigh and Jackie Schneider
Children's Food Campaign
P.S. You might also be interested in the review of commercialisation and sexualisation of children which is being carried out by Reg Bailey, Chief Executive of the Mothers' Union. We will be submitting evidence to this review, highlighting the impact of junk food marketing on children’s diet and health. As part of the review, parents and carers are invited to give their views. If you’d like to have your say, there is a questionnaire (which only takes around 10 minutes to complete) to fill in on the Department for Education’s website
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