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Grandmothers teach knife and fork skills over school lunches

Grandmothers in Leicester are taking part in a new project to help young children with their knife and fork skills. Some children from ethnic minority backgrounds eat food that don't require cutlery - and that means they then don't know how to use knives and forks at the dinner table when they start school.

So the grandmothers are helping the children learn outside of the classroom - as well as encouraging the youngsters to eat more healthily.

Watch Jane Hesketh's report in full above.

"They have probably never eaten at a table before, getting used to eating with a knife and fork, and having your lunch with a lot of people in a large room, that's probably the first time they've done that.

So what is really nice is giving the children that homely feel, to make them feel at ease, and to make them want to eat their food".

– Lisa Didier, Food for Life