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Edible Playgrounds

Many children in inner city areas don’t know where their food comes from

Increasingly exposed to unhealthy food choices and with limited opportunities to grow and eat good food, one in three children leaving primary school are overweight or obese. 

Edible Playgrounds offer a lively, engaging, multi-sensory way to teach children about growing and eating healthy food. Aside from the physical health benefits that eating well brings, learning in an outdoor environment combats Nature Deficit Disorder and has been shown to increase mental health by boosting mood, confidence and self-esteem. Furthermore, allowing the children to connect with nature develops attentiveness and self-reliance in the pupils, leading to more sustainable behaviours in the long term. 

30,000

Children across the uk are benefitting from our edible playgrounds

We’ve already created over 75 Edible Playgrounds, which support more than 30,000 children across the UK. But we want to make more, and we need your help to do it.

Find out how

Grow on, film it!

We invite all schools to take part in our Grow On, Film it competition. Click on the button for more information.

Check out some of our Edible Playgrounds projects

93%

of teachers told us ​that Edible Playgrounds had a positive impact on pupils’ attitude towards healthy eating.