Research carried out on our adventure playground confirmed and proved what we already suspected. The diets of local children were not what they should be. It’s hard for local families on low incomes to ensure that their children have the fresh fruit, vegetables, vitamins and roughage they need.
Too much fast food, too much sugar, the wrong fats and often, from the children’s point of view, too little of it. To make matters worse, robust outdoor play means even hungrier children relying on sugary packed lunches to keep them fueled-up for play.
The solution to the problem is our Big Lottery funded ‘Children’s Cafe’. The children design menus, cook, serve, eat and drink. Adults are allowed if accompanied by a responsible child. Parents can enjoy a coffee while sitting on the cafe veranda and watching the children play.