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‘Teach pupils how to cook – some don’t even know where an egg comes from’

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The teaching of cooking skills in school should be compulsory, according to a report prepared for the Scottish government.

The research also raises concerns that many schoolchildren cannot identify common fruit and vegetables or where meat and eggs come from.

The Scottish Food Commission report states: “There is a requirement for education in schools to support informed choices about food production, and teaching of cooking skills should be compulsory.”

It recommends that Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Food Policy should “include an obligation for schools to provide [food] education” ...

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