Many children in inner city areas don’t know where their food comes from
and obesity, food poverty and malnutrition among children in the UK is increasing.
The World Health Organization regards childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century.
Edible Playgrounds help to tackle these issues head-on, by providing children with access to nature. Our fun and engaging lessons support the school curriculum and help to instil healthy eating habits at an early age.
These innovative outdoor spaces transform school grounds into vibrant teaching gardens that inspire learning and get children excited about growing and eating healthy food.
Children across the uk are benefitting from our edible playgrounds
We’ve already created over 30 Edible Playgrounds, which support more than 10,000 children across the UK. But we want to make more, and we need your help to do it.
Check out some of our Edible Playgrounds projects
Hitherfield Primary school
Your memories of school dinners might involve soggy sandwiches or lumpy custard, but today lots of schools are embracing new ventures that celebrate growing and eating good food.
Fairchildes Primary and Meridian High School
These are two of Croydon’s Food Flagship Schools, supported by the Mayor of London, and they’re leading the way in encouraging the local people to grow and eat healthy food.
St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School
Academic research has shown that food-growing in schools has a positive impact on pupils’ diets, attitudes towards healthy eating and levels of physical activity.
of teachers told us that Edible Playgrounds had a positive impact on pupils’ attitude towards healthy eating.