Pupils to learn all about food

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SHEFFIELD schoolchildren will soon be learning more about healthy eating and where their food comes from thanks to a grant of more than £160,000 from Local Food.

The initiative is a £57.5 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.

Sheffield’s Good Grounding project is using the money to educate pupils about the food on their plates through visits to Whirlow Hall Farm, where they are able to see for themselves how food is produced.

Sessions range from food tasting to growing and harvesting, while giving children an opportunity to experience daily life on a working farm.

The farm’s education officer Charlie Hill said children could link food producers to the food they eat at home.