World Soil Day

5 December 2018

What better way to celebrate our precious soil then with our programme for secondary schools, Compost Matters.

Six schools across London have been delving into the fascinating world of compost with an aim to reduce the food waste in their school and build on their innovation and enterprise skills. 

Students have enjoyed an educational visit to farms that specialise in composting followed by a workshop at school with a composting expert and soil scientist. 

We are now challenging DT students to design and build a composter which can be used in the school grounds to support the school's food growing. 

We're also delighted that Rebel Kitchen are supporting Compost Matters through their 1% For The Planet project.  

 

In other news ...

Children’s breakfast cereals still shockingly high in sugar

26 February 2019

A new survey by Action on Sugar has revealed that many cereals with packaging that may appeal to children still contain 'unacceptable' amounts of sugar and salt with supermarkets' own-brand products being worst offenders.

Ban on junk food ads across TFL network begins

25 February 2019

Today we're celebrating the start of The Mayor's groundbreaking new policy addressing the capital's increasingly high rates of childhood obesity.

New study shows fruit and veg consumption can improve mental health

4 March 2019

A new study, from the University of Leeds has found a positive association between the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed and people's self reported well being.