Early day motion 1816

PRACTICAL COOKING LESSONS IN SCHOOLS

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Total number of signatures: 79

Abrahams, Debbie Aldous, Peter Alexander, Heidi Barron, Kevin
Bayley, Hugh Beith, Alan Betts, Clive Brazier, Julian
Bruce, Fiona Burden, Richard Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David
Cunningham, Alex Cunningham, Tony Dakin, Nic Donaldson, Jeffrey
Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Ellman, Louise Engel, Natascha
Esterson, Bill Farron, Tim Flynn, Paul Fovargue, Yvonne
George, Andrew Godsiff, Roger Goggins, Paul Goldsmith, Zac
Green, Kate Hamilton, Fabian Hancock, Mike Hemming, John
Henderson, Gordon Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin Kaufman, Gerald
Lammy, David Leigh, Edward Lloyd, Stephen Long, Naomi
Lucas, Caroline Main, Anne Mann, John Marsden, Gordon
McCarthy, Kerry McCartney, Karl McCrea, Dr William McDonagh, Siobhain
McDonnell, John Meale, Alan Mercer, Patrick Morris, Grahame M
Mowat, David Munt, Tessa Nandy, Lisa Pearce, Teresa
Ruddock, Joan Russell, Bob Sanders, Adrian Smith, Nick
Stephenson, Andrew Streeter, Gary Stringer, Graham Swales, Ian
Syms, Robert Thurso, John Tredinnick, David Vaz, Valerie
Vickers, Martin Walley, Joan Walter, Robert Watts, Dave
Williams, Mark Williams, Stephen Wood, Mike

That this House recognises the importance of people having the knowledge, life skills and abilities to make healthy choices for themselves and their families; notes that research shows that practical cooking skills are vital to understanding the importance and make up of a healthy diet; expresses concern that without such skills and knowledge, people do not have the freedom to exercise meaningful control over their diet and food intake and tend to over-rely on pre-prepared or takeaway foods; and so urges the Department for Education to guarantee provision for every secondary school pupil to receive at least 24 hours of practical cooking lessons at Key Stage 3 in its review of the National Curriculum.