Does your child know where milk comes from? I’m happy to say that all mine do, we often talk about where our food stuff comes from and we’ve been to plenty of farms and talked about what comes from which animal.
However, according to research from Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons with children aged 4 to 8 years, over one in ten boys believe that milk comes straight from supermarkets. A fifth of five year olds believe that chocolate is made with eggs and a third of children believe that a cow’s diet consists of sandwiches and pizza.
Now I believe my children to be quite food savvy, but when I asked the Little Man how chocolate was made he gave me the ingredients you would put in a cake, milk, flour, eggs, and apparently this is quite common among young children. We will be learning much more about chocolate next week when we visit Cadbury World.
The research by Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons has been followed up with a video by foodie mum of two Giovanna Fletcher designed to show families about food provenance, in particular where the milk comes from to make Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons.
Do you think it’s important for children to know where their food comes from?
Disclosure: I may have been bribed with chocolate to feature this post, but don’t tell the kids shhh!