Gardening on the curriculum a great way to combat obesity, say teachers

Gardening can educate children on healthy foods and combat obesity, researchers claim Getty Creative Children as young as four should be taught gardening skills as part of a bid to combat obesity, teachers have declared. Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ annual conference in Liverpool have voted to urge the Government to put gardening on the primary school curriculum. Natasha Bradley, from Derbyshire – whose school has a garden – told the conference. “Some of our children now love eating things they would never have touched before –…

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