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Cooking in schools: Lessons from the UK

Caraher, M. & Seeley, A. (2010). Cooking in schools: Lessons from the UK. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 17(1), pp. 2-9.


In the United Kingdom (UK), under successive governments, there have been many changes over the years on ‘cooking in schools’ policy, ranging from the removal of cooking from the curriculum to a promise from the current government to make cooking compulsory for all 11–14 year olds by 2011. This paper reports on the current activity around cooking in schools policy in the UK. It also looks at how previous approaches led to these activities and to changes in the school environment, and the problems associated with an un-coordinated approach to the introduction of cooking in schools.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management > Food Policy
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