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Q&A with eight year olds: Where do you think food comes from?

Following on from recent surveys where it was clear children had a confused view on where their food came from, one farm in Devon takes children out of the city and onto a farm to experience farm life first hand.


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Eating: It’s something we do every day, but with more and more research coming to light to suggest children have no clue about where their food comes from or what it’s made of, it’s now down to us to reiterate the farm to plate message.

 

A British Nutrition survey revealed that a worrying number of young children thought fish fingers were made of chicken, where as a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Buttons survey found one-third of children aren’t even aware that milk comes from cows.

 

One incensed farmer from Dorset even created a book on where food comes from after hearing the results.

 

In a new feature for Farmers Guardian, Farms For City Children, Devon, aims to create opportunities for children who grow up in urban areas to access agriculture.

 

Leigham Primary School, Plymouth, have been taking their classes to Nethercott farm for the past twenty years.

 

By doing so, it gives them the chance to make informed decisions when it comes to food.

 

Here, the children answer various questions on farming.

 

Read the full feature here


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