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Morrisons launches food education programme

Morrisons has launched The Academy of Food: a fresh new free UK education programme that helps children understand where good food comes from.

With the introduction of the new curriculum in September, the new Academy of Food website (www.academyoffood.morrisons.com) will help schoolchildren from 7 to 11 and 11 to 14 years old discover how our food is produced. Packed with lessons, activities and videos that link to the new curriculum, they will learn from Academy-trained butchers, bakers and fishmongers, helping them to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare delicious, healthy dishes.

The resources will continue to evolve in 2015 to ensure that the content remains fresh for schools and continues to show children how different foods arrive in a Morrisons supermarket. Schools will be encouraged to visit their local store to see the journey through to point of sale.

Through the successful Let’s Grow programme Morrisons has given away more than £18.5 million worth of equipment to over 26,500 schools, so that 5 million children up and down the UK now have access to Let’s Grow gardening and cooking equipment, meaning half of the UK’s children can learn about where real food comes from. The Academy of Food will work hand in hand with the Let’s Grow programme, telling the food story from field to fork.

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