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More funding for cookery lessons in primary schools to help fight obesity

Submitted by Jan Harvey-Davies on Friday 26th January 2024

Published on Tuesday 6th February 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 6th August 2024

Current Signatures: 513
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More funding for cookery lessons in primary schools to help fight obesity

Petition Details

We want there to be more funding for primary school children to learn cooking skills. 1 in 3 leave primary school either overweight or obese. Parents are struggling with the cost of living. Many children eat highly processed foods which have been associated with negative health impacts.

Additional Information

The health and wellbeing of pupils is a priority. We think it is critical that our children learn about creating healthy inexpensive meals, through practical lessons in school. The government has said it is taking strong action to encourage healthier food choices. However, we feel efforts need to go further to help avoid increasing the risk of pupils developing type 2 diabetes or mental health issues.


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