Events to involve parents and the community in cooking and growing activities

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Involving parents and the community is a key focus of current education policy, and with good reason. Pupils' achievements have been shown to be greater where parents and the wider community are actively involved in school life. Food-related events can provide a brilliant focus for engaging a diverse community.

This resource outlines some ideas to get you started including:

  • Holding a summer food celebration
  • Seed swap day
  • Many cultures, many foods event

The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.

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