Autumn Food Education Fun

5 September 2017

It’s back to school for most children this week and we’re delighted that lots of them will be getting stuck into our food education programmes.

Member school, Charlton Manor Primary will receive a very special Cooking Ideas session this month delivered by our long-time supporter, chef Tom Aikens. Charlton Manor’s tasty picnic treats were deemed best of the bunch by Tom at our 10th Birthday picnic back in June, hence the Michelin star visit. 

Talking of Michelin stars, our members up north at Witton Park Academy in Blackburn will be visited by chef Nigel Haworth from the Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote. Keep an eye out on the Cooking Ideas page for the recipes.  

In October, schools from Southwark and beyond will head to Borough Market laden with autumn produce for the Young Marketeers Harvest Sale. We’ve also added a brand new element this year, an Apple Sale, which will teach children all about planting, harvesting and storing apples to make good use of all the autumn fruit growing at schools and gardens in their community. Head on down to the Market Hall between 11.30 and 1.30pm on Thursday 5 October to show your support and help raise money for FareShare.

To celebrate the School Garden Grants 2017 - a partnership project with School Food Matters and Whole Kids Foundation - we will be at London’s Living Room at City Hall on Thursday 28 September. 
Representatives from the 30 schools that have developed projects thanks to the Whole Kids Foundation grants will be sharing stories from their school gardens and Food Growing Schools London be there with hints and tips for a bumper crop.

Keep an eye on Latest News for more project updates.

In other news ...

Study reveals lunch meal deals are packed full of sugar

31 October 2017

New findings from Action on Sugar have revealed certain lunchtime meal deals sold by supermarkets and retailers contain more than four times an adult’s daily maximum intake sugar.

Young Marketeers make it to the small screen

30 October 2017

Our talented Young Marketeers welcomed a film crew from BBC London news along to the Harvest & Apple Sale.

Example menus for early years settings

13 November 2017

A series of example menus and guidance have been published today to support healthier food provision in early years settings in line with current government dietary recommendations.