Can supermarkets help children eat better?

In January 2017, the Booths store in Garstang, Lancashire began its support of the ‘Chefs Adopt a School’ scheme. This national charity teaches children about food and its provenance, how to grow food, the principles of healthy eating and nutrition, food hygiene, cookery skills, and the importance of eating together. The scheme reaches approximately 21,000 children a year, with practical sessions delivered by professional chefs.

Today, nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 in the UK are overweight or obese (Childhood obesity: a plan for action www.gov.uk). However, obesity is a complex issue with many drivers that include behaviour, environment, genetics, and culture. It’s vital that children are educated and provided with the knowledge and skills to make the right decisions about the food they eat and their future health.

Booths acknowledges the importance of these issues and its Garstang store donated £3,000, plus a further £1,000 from the sales of carrier bags.

This story shows how Booths supports Goal 4: Quality Education, specifically Target 4.7: “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.”

About Booths

Founded in 1847, Booths is a family-owned business with 28 modern grocery stores across the north of England.

Commitments, Actions and Progress from Booths.