In 2011, Cargill teamed up with a local sport and education trust to address the need for better education around healthy eating and nutrition at local schools in the Lincolnshire area.
Since being established, more than 2,000 children have participated in the programme and nearly 50 local schools have benefitted. Cargill’s support to the Lincoln City FC Sport & Education Trust ensures they are able to run a programme targeting primary school students over a six week period. The activities aim to raise awareness in schools about the importance and value of a healthy lifestyle, emphasizing areas such as diet and exercise. In the first four years of the programme, over 1,400 children walked over 600 million steps – the same distance as walking to the moon!