Food Education Trust


Cropredy Primary School in Banbury, Oxford has already had a fantastic start to 2015 thanks to The Food Education Trust which has donated a whopping £2500 worth of cookery equipment to the school. The donation of £2500 has enabled pupils to enjoy more meaningful cookery lessons as the new equipment has facilitated children to prepare and cook a wider, more adventurous range of dishes enabling them to broaden their culinary skills and try new recipes.

“The New Year always provides people with the opportunity to learn new skills and try different things. For us at Cropredy Primary School, we are able to encourage our pupils to learn a new skill-cooking from scratch! We already have a vegetable garden and in 2015 we will be able to prepare and cook the vegetables we grow in our cookery class. Thanks to the wonderful donation from The Food Education Trust, staff are now able to integrate cooking into the curriculum more easily, providing real-life experience to enrich topics, boosting learning and enjoyment.” Enthuses Mike Wakeford, Teacher and Cookery Club Founder at Cropredy Primary School.

Founder of The Food Education Trust, cookery writer, Romilla Arber comments, “It is important for children to learn basic cookery skills at a young age. The Food Education Trust provides donations to worthy causes, in order to promote the benefits of a home-cooked diet and teach children and adults that with a little knowledge and confidence they are able to reduce the amount of processed and pre-packed food they consume and create healthy meals from scratch on a daily basis.”

With cuts in government funding The Food Education Trust delivers much needed support and advice to schools and education establishments and has equipped thousands of children and adults with essential cooking skills. In the five years’ since it began it has touched the lives of over 25,000 people. The charity is funded by sales of Romilla’s cookery books “What’s for Dinner?” and the award-winning “What’s for Dinner? Second Helpings” both are available to purchase in all good bookshops and online at


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