"Cheese is from Plants"-- Study Reveals Child Confusion
A recent study surveyed five-to-16-year-olds on the origins of familiar foods, as well as their own eating habits, with surprising (or not) results: kids have no idea where their food comes from. Almost a third of UK children in primary school believe cheese is made from plants, and a quarter think fish fingers come from chicken or pigs.
The charity says the figures prove the need for better teaching about cooking and healthy eating.
The survey also revealed confusion about the source of staples such as pasta and bread among younger pupils, with about a third of five-to-eight-year-olds believing that they are made from meat.