Children do not know where the foods they eat come from

Do you know your children? where do the foods they take each day come from? According to a survey of children in the United Kingdom, children in this country have "fun" ideas about where their food comes from: for example, one in 20 think that the cheese and potatoes come from the pigs, and that the strawberries grow in the fridge.

The results show a worrying ignorance on the part of the children of the world that surrounds them. The researchers, according to the British portal The Huffington Post, interviewed a total of 1,000 children between five and 11 years old, and discovered that the little ones had no idea where the food is produced or how fruits and vegetables grow.


Ignorance about food

According to this interesting survey, British children are unaware of many important facts about their environment. For example, one in three (33%) did not know that pork comes from pork, and one in five (18%) did not know that the pig is, in turn, where the bacon comes from.

But ignorance is not only about the animal world: 28% of the small respondentsI did not know that carrots grow underground; What's more, 9% believed they were born in shrubs.

What do you know about animals?

To have direct experiences with animals it is also another form of essential growth in the little ones. We are not referring to pets, but to farm animals. In this regard, the survey reveals that 37% of children in the United Kingdom I had never heard a sheep being shot, and that 34% had not heard a cow mooing up close, with hundreds of children who have only heard it through television or computer screens.


The survey has been developed by a UK organization that specializes in relating farms and the environment to the rest of the population on the occasion of Open Farm Sunday, an event that took place last weekend in England in which the farms of the countries are open to citizens to visit and learn from them while making them fall into the account of the importance of approaching the natural world more frequently.

Transferring the results to the national level, it is interesting to ask how much our children know about farm animals and crops, essential information that will make them value the environment and enjoy it more. In this aspect, you can consider the option of making a family outing to a farm School, for example, where they will learn all these data while they have a great time.


Angela R. Bonachera

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