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What difference are Edible Playgrounds making? Results from our Head Teacher surveys.

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In an age when so few of us grow our own food – or even see it being grown by someone else – knowledge about food origins doesn’t come naturally. This disconnect is borne out by research among schoolchildren: 33% of pupils in UK primary schools surveyed by the British Nutrition Foundation in 2013 thought that cheese came from plants, while 25% believed that fish fingers came from chicken or pigs. What’s more, the latest figures from Public Health England show that a third of 10-11 year olds and over a fifth of 4-5 year olds are overweight or obese.

You can read about the rest of the results on the Trees for Cities website by clicking here.