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Children help grow their own school dinners

School children in Manchester are launching a project to grow their own produce in a 'community' allotment.

The youngsters in Miles Platting have helped plant the fruit and veg which will be used in their school dinners.

It's hoped that encouraging growing food will reduce the rates of chronic disease, with Miles Platting having some of the highest in the North West.

Our reporter Adam McClean has more.

Community Allotment to help save lives

Children in Greater Manchester have helped to open a community allotment next to their school. The pupils from Miles Platting have planted fruit and vegetables that will be used in their own school dinners. It's hoped the project will lead to healthier eating in the community.

Miles Platting has some of the highest rates of chronic disease compared to the rest of Manchester and the North West, including obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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