Food box scheme for parents to beat obesity at Birmingham school

The BBC is reporting that a school in Birmingham has started a new scheme to tackle childhood obesity.

A school is buying in healthy organic food and selling it on to parents in a bid to tackle obesity.

Food boxes, which the school says can feed a family of four for a week, are being put together by the chef at Hillstone Primary in Birmingham. 

Head teacher Gillian Sparrow said the idea came following concerns about childhood obesity. The Shard End ward, where the school is based, has high levels of childhood obesity.

Head teacher Gillian Sparrow, said: “We are concerned about childhood obesity, as many schools are, so we wanted to encourage healthy eating in the community.”

Across the West Midlands, one in four pupils are overweight or obese by the time they start primary school. That number has gone up to one in three by the time they leave.

More at: Food box scheme for parents to beat obesity at Birmingham school

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