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basilico supports School Food Matters

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basilico supports School Food Matters

basilico is pleased to announce that it will be supporting School Food Matters. this april we will be launching a brand new pizza to support School Food Matters. for every one of these pizzas sold we will make a donation to the charity.

this april we will be launching a brand new pizza to support School Food Matters. for every one of these pizzas sold we will make a donation to the charity.

School Food Matters (SFM) is a small charity based in London. it was founded in 2007 by a parent perplexed by the school food offered to her two small children; frozen food, unappealing and quite often unidentifiable.  she then heard a head teacher declare that children at his primary school couldn't identify an onion, let alone know what to do with it.  there was clearly a job to be done.

the charity's mission is to ensure that every child enjoys fresh sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from.  over the last eight years SFM's food education programmes have reached tens of thousands of children across London and beyond.

with selected partners the charity devises, develops and delivers exciting food education programmes for school children.  the charity's quest is to introduce children and their families to the joys of growing, cooking, eating and sharing delicious fresh food so that they learn to make healthier choices, value food more and waste it less.  SFM's approach has always been to work in partnership to develop a programme that can grow and become a firm fixture on the school’s calendar.  all programmes will include hands-on cooking and food growing and will often include a visit to a working farm.

many of the programmes invite school children to become young entrepreneurs; growing fruit and vegetables, cooking and developing products to sell through our retail partners.  for inspiration the charity calls in the experts.  Cooking Ideas and Kitchen Garden Ideas sessions enable high profile chefs such as Tom Aikens and Thomasina Miers to volunteer in schools and inspire children to develop an interest in fresh food and cooking. this work has a profound effect on children’s relationship with food; their interest is stimulated as they learn practical cooking skills.

for more information, visit their website www.schoolfoodmatters.org

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