Delivering Food Education To Children Hungry To Learn
Adopt a School, incorporating Chefs Adopt a School and Hospitality in Schools, is a national charity which aims to tackle specific health inequalities, such as obesity, and also the lack of knowledge about food and healthy eating. We deliver food education in schools all over the country and many of the schools we work with are in deprived areas where there is a high percentage of free school meals.
Our aim is to teach children in a holistic way - about food, cookery, food provenance, food growing, healthy eating, nutrition, hygiene, table etiquette and the importance of eating together. Professional Chefs, with a team of trained volunteers, deliver sessions in the classroom and (sometimes in restaurants or on farms) which range in content from a taste and sensory session to advanced practical cookery and front of house.
"There is a real need to re-connect children with their food and Adopt a School is the model that should be used across the country."
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
"Adopt a School is so important, without it, the next generation
will really suffer."
Heston Blumenthal OBE, Chef Patron, The Fat Duck and Royal Academy of Culinary Arts member