A project teaching children in the Borders to cook from scratch has been awarded £9,000 of Big Lottery funding.
'Food for thought' targets primary school children in the Tweeddale area and focuses on learning about food, making healthy choices and having fun.
Bosco Samtimano, who runs You Can Cook! told ITV Border that many people don't know much about food:
"We focus on the basics of cooking from scratch with each individual ingredient ... also we want to introduce the social aspect of cooking by getting family and friends together cooking, sharing and eating the meal."
Westfield Primary School pupil Chloe Crouch is allergic to bananas, an allergy that has meant that the school made the decision to ban bringing the food onto campus.
She was born with the condition that also affects her father Lee.
"When Chloe was born we did wonder if she would have the same condition as me. I also have a pretty bad reaction to bananas so we never gave them to here.
"We discovered she did have the allergy when she went to a friends house and accidentally had a banana milkshake.
"She can go into anaphylactic shock and needs urgent medical attention.
"I think the school have been fantastic and so understanding. We didn't ask them to ban to bananas but that's what they decided to do and I support it.
"We know Chloe is safe at school and that is very reassuring for us. Should she come into contact with bananas during school time all safe are trained to stop the symptoms and administer the Epi Pen if needed.
"It is a weight off my mind knowing they know what to do."
"Would you ask if it was necessary if it was a nut allergy? Of course it is! Who cares if it's a banana allergy or a nut allergy, the school has to take precautions to make sure the child isn't exposed to them while in their care and the best way to do that is ban them."