At Rachel Keeling we are lucky to have a mature garden which, with the help of our gardener and staff and children, produces a range of fruit and vegetables for the children to share and enjoy. Across the whole year, children are supported to plant, tend to and harvest a wide range of food. The past two weeks have seen the raspberries come to fruition. Children now independently will collect colanders, wash their hands and go in search of the ripest raspberry harvest. They know to wash the fruit before sharing them at the snack table or in the garden.
With oral health and childhood obesity being on the national and local agenda, it is heartening to see large groups of children choosing healthy snacks and developing an understanding of where they come from.
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