The Good Food Project – teaching children the nutritional value of foods in Malaysia
20 January 2020
We want to make a positive difference to the thousands of communities we are part of around the world through the causes we support. One of the ways we do this is in Malaysia through the Good Food Project.
In November 2019, Tesco ran a pilot project with research centre Crops for the Future (CFF), titled The Good Food Project.
CFF is the world's first centre dedicated to research on underutilised crops for food and non-food uses. Its research encompasses annual and perennial crops with potential as staple foods, vegetables, fruits, forages, bioenergy and constructional materials.
As part of the pilot, Tesco teamed up with CFF to teach students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Taming Jaya school about the nutritional value of forgotten foods, as well as the impact of climate change towards crops through fun workshops and activities.
A total of 40 students aged 11 took part in the activities, which included identifying and making ice cream from underutilised crops, recognising best soil types for planting and a journaling session for them to record their findings.
Following on from the success of this pilot project, the Good Food Project will officially launch later this year.
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