A supermarket has set up a series of cookery courses to run throughout August after research showed a quarter of children had never made a sandwich and three quarters had never cooked pasta or boiled an egg*.
The courses are run jointly by The Children's Food Trust and Tesco and will take place in the following Midland stores
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Linda Cregan, CEO of the Children's Food Trust said:
An important part of the Eat Happy Project is learning how and what to cook for a healthy balanced diet, a crucial life skill.
Helping children grow confidence in the kitchen and learn more about healthy eating is a something we've been doing for seven years through our national network of 5000 school and community based cooking clubs.
The courses are aimed at children aged between five and 13 years old.
*The research was carried out by the Future Foundation on 7.500 children aged 7-14
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